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Preston City Council’s Events and Cultural Services are committed to supporting a thriving creative sector and offer a range of services to arts organisations and individual artists who are based and work in Preston. This page outlines the support available and how you can engage with the service.
On the last Thursday of the month, the Events and Cultural Services Team run funding bid surgeries for artists applying for arts funding. You can book a 30 minute slot between 12:00 noon – 2pm to discuss a proposal, go through a draft, receive feedback on a specific area of your bid or simply to have another set of eyes look over your bid before submitting.
To book a surgery session please email Rita Whitlock on email@example.com
Open to all artists working or based in Preston, the quarterly artist symposiums provides the opportunity to network with likeminded artists, partners, and funders.
Meet the Members of the Cultural Framework Board and contribute towards cultural plans and take part in chaired discussions on hot topics affecting the independent arts sector in Preston.
To take part in the artist symposiums email Rita Whitlock on firstname.lastname@example.org and join the artist mailing list to receive an invite.
Would you be interested in a Bulletin which would keep in regular contact and provide an outlet to promote forthcoming cultural events, Preston opportunities and arts jobs?
Then get in touch with the team by emailing Rita Whitlock on email@example.com.
The artist mailing list is for artists working or based in Preston to keep up to date with the cultural happenings of Preston.
Artists receive a bi monthly arts e-bulletin, commission opportunities and an invite to the quarterly symposiums.
To join up to the mailing list please email in with your details to Rita Whitlock on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our aim is to strengthen, support and increase activity in Preston’s arts and cultural sector. We will connect individuals and cultural organisations with one another and provide practical advice and guidance - we will to do this by offering the following services:
Our service is able to offer practical assistance on the delivery of your project. We can advise about best working practices and ensure that your project runs smoothly from start to finish.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.