Mid Pennine Arts commissions new work and devises original projects that are developed through collaborations and respond to the rich and diverse contexts of our Lancashire and Pennine locale. We aim to develop projects that are creatively ambitious, are unique to the places they animate, and make a lasting difference to the lives of participants and communities.
We are a driving force for the arts, recognised nationally and internationally for devising and delivering integrated programmes that inspire, surprise and delight. We work in some of the most deprived communities in the UK yet have a longstanding track record of powerful, high quality work, demonstrating profound social and economic impacts.
Our portfolio includes prize-winning public art for breath-taking landscape settings. Commissions of bold, contemporary work combine dynamically with exemplary programmes of creative learning and creative community engagement. Strong relationships with extensive networks of local partners have been consolidated over decades.
Over the last year, we have seen a range of long-term strategic partnerships start to deliver results. MPA is now progressing a portfolio of exciting projects across a variety of Lancashire locations. From the south eastern tip of the county around the Spodden Valley, through Pennine Lancashire’s industrial heritage to the inspirational landscape of Pendle Hill, MPA projects are enriching Lancashire’s cultural offer and creating new cultural capital. We are investing in our county’s future as a unique and distinctive destination.
Our Mission: Art + People + Places
We bring art, people and places together to transform perceptions and change lives.
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