About PCP

PCP is here “to provide a strong collective voice for the independent arts and creative sector in Preston and realise the cultural potential of the city as a place which people associate with high quality cultural activities.”

We will do this by:


Strengthening independent arts and cultural organisations and build a successful, vibrant and sustainable future for the sector, and contribute to the life of the city.

Helping promote the arts and cultural offer to the outside world, bring visitors to the city, articulate its cultural identity and communicate this effectively.

Increasing capacity in member organisations by avoiding duplication of funding bids and research and develop increased opportunites for the sector to access funding and encourage ambitious collective approaches to funding.

Gathering evidence of the impact and benefit of the arts in the city.

Providing new experiences for audiences and participants and increase access and attendance from within Preston and beyond.

Nurturing talent, support innovation and experimentation, raise the quality and ambition of work, and provide new opportunities to collaborate.

Providing mutual, professional support and enhance the work of members including professional development and networking opportunities.

Encouraging new and emergent organisations and individuals to succeed.

Working together on joint programmes of arts activity that add value to the arts and cultural offer in the city.

Click the link to see the full memorandum-of-understanding-may-2014




September 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm

Hi we are opening Preston’s largest independent coffee shop in a listed building on Lancaster Road. We are called Ham and Jam coffee shop. Our vision is to support and promote Preston’s cultural offer. Can we meet and discuss? Kind regards


    September 27, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Hi Ham and Jam

    Sounds great, sure lots of creatives in the city would be interested. Could we meet weds or thurs afternoon this week? We can arrange details by email, cheers.

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Minutes from Exec

Below is our archive of previous meeting minutes. Just click to open them in a new page.


PCP Minutes 2016-07-20

PCP Minutes 2016-05-17

PCP Minutes 2016-03-22

PCP Minutes 2016-02-18

PCP Minutes 2015-07-07