About Us

About Lancaster Arts Partnership

Formed in 2009, the Lancaster Arts Partnership (LAP) is a consortium of organizations working together to champion and promote the strategic development of excellent arts activities in Lancaster District. 

The consortium’s work is wide-ranging and developing quickly. We work with other arts and non-arts organizations in order to:

  • offer a strategic vision for the arts in the Lancaster district;
  • increase the profile and importance of arts in the district of Lancaster, regionally, nationally and internationally;
  • initiate partnership, cross-art and cross-sectoral work that creates new opportunities;
  • expand the collective knowledge-base and effectiveness of the arts sector.

We work particularly closely with Arts Council England, Lancaster BID, Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council, all of whom support and contribute to the Partnership. LAP is also a member of Arts Lancashire. Arts Lancashire supports quality arts provision and new artistic ambition across the County.

2020 Vision: The Arts Framework for the Arts in Lancaster District 2013-2020

2020 Vision is currently under review.

In 2011 LAP commissioned a study into the Economic Impact of the Arts in Lancaster District.

View the Full Report | View the Summary Report

Members of Lancaster Arts Partnership

The members of LAP are:

Deco Publique | The Dukes | The Good Things Collective | Graft | The Gregson CentreHalton Mill | Highest Point FestivalImitating The Dog | King Street Studios | Lancaster Arts | Lancaster Grand Theatre | Lancaster Jazz Festival | Lancaster Music Festival | Lancaster Priory | LPM Dance Theatre | Lancaster Litfest | Ludus Dance | More Music | Morecambe Artist ColonyPromenade Concert Orchestra 

The LAP Executive panel also includes representatives from Arts Council England, Lancaster City Council and the Lancaster City Museums Service.

Co-Chairs: Julie Brown (Imitating the Dog) & Karen O’Neill (The Dukes)

Administrator: Johnny Bean

Benefits of Membership

Membership of LAP offers partners networking, advocacy and strategic representation at local, regional and national levels. If you are interested in becoming a member of LAP please visit the Join page where all details can be found.