Get Involved

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the cultural life of the Fylde borough. For a list of paid and volunteer roles available, please see below:












Preston Creative Partnership are looking to engage a freelance creative project manager
to work with us on the delivery of a programme of creative events and activities between
Autumn 2016 & Spring 2017, that will see us build our profile, develop a strong and
useful offer for our membership, whilst supporting the development of a strong evidence
base for future investment into the independent creative sector in Preston. This is funded
by and includes delivery of our recent successful Grants for the Arts – Creative
Constellations bid.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in cultural development, great
project management and production skills, report writing experience & the ability to work
independently and to a management / curatorial / producing steering group.

The work will involve:
1. Supporting the PCP exec to manage the production and delivery of the events
and commissions outlined in the Creative Constellations ACE bid, ensuring
delivery to timescale and budget and all associated evaluation and reporting
(these include)
a. Dinner pArty – networking event & small commissions
b. Professional development workshop programme
c. Study visit to Hull
d. Creative map design/print commission
e. Supporting the larger piece of detailed consultancy
f. Written input into and management of delivery of a detailed report around
the outcomes, with further input from the PCP exec and impact

2. Work with the PCP exec and impact consultant to undertake a mapping exercise
that identifies the City’s cultural assets and that benchmarks & identifies the
positive impact of the work of the sector for the City. This activity is linked to the
detailed impact consultancy, which will be undertaken as part of the overall
project by a separate consultant.

We want this piece of work to lead to tangible support and a plan for PCP’s priority creatives’the independent !sector’. It is envisaged that the outcome of this research and
consultancy activity will take the form of a useful visual report with some targeted
actions for the next phase of PCP activity.

Project Budget/Timescale:
This piece of work will take place across Autumn 2016, for final completion by March

A detailed plan for delivery and process / support mechanisms will be developed with the
successful applicant at the beginning of the project. The role will be hosted in Preston
across one or more PCP exec organisations to support delivery.

It is envisaged that the work will require a minimum of 28 days work across that period,
and there is a fixed fee of £3500 for the overall delivery of the project.

To apply, please email a CV and covering letter outlining your skills and experience and
one page about how you would tackle the project. We would also like to see a relevant
example of previous report writing and delivery. Please send your application to by 5pm on 19th September 2016.

Successful applicants will be invited to interview during the week of October 3rd 2016.
The work would be expected to begin shortly after appointment.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity – please contact
Jenny Rutter, PCP Chair on 07734351534 or email






The Arts Partnership for Fylde (APF) is a not for profit organisation which launched in 2015 to champion and support the arts, culture and creativity in the Fylde Borough. We’re taking a new approach to make sure that more Fylde people than ever before can take the lead experiencing, creating and taking part in great art. Our focus is on working with local communities, artists, arts and voluntary organisations, businesses and the public in Fylde to ensure that the arts are at the heart of positive change in the borough. The Arts Partnership for Fylde is made up of over 40 individual artists and cultural organisations operating in the Fylde, including Lytham Hall, Park View 4U, Fable Arts, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham Heritage, Fylde DFAS and Lytham St. Annes Civic Society.

To find out more visit www.

We are now seeking a part time intern to assist us with marketing the organisation’s work and our forthcoming event programme.

This is an unpaid trainee position and is ideally suited to an enthusiastic, current undergraduate or recent graduate, who would like to gain professional, hands on experience in the marketing world, most especially within the arts and creative sectors.

The role will require a commitment of one day a week for 15 weeks, and will be based in Lytham, across one or more of the APF Exec organisations, though some homeworking may be permitted.

Whilst the position is unpaid, we are able to meet the cost of travel expenses and, where possible, will provide opportunities to work with some of our member organisations to further develop your skills and experience. In addition, a full reference will be provided at the end of your internship.

Role Description

The role involves working with the APF Exec Group to:

  • Set up and distribute an e-newsletter to members
  • Promote our monthly event programme
  • Monitor and contribute to social networking sites
  • Edit photographs in Photoshop
  • Generate content for and update the Arts Partnership for Fylde website


Excellent written and spoken English is essential.

A polite and confident phone manner.

A strong knowledge of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram is vital.

A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and / or Illustrator is desirable but not essential.

How To Apply

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter and, if relevant, links to any previous work online or a digital portfolio to by 5pm Sunday 25th September 2016.

Interviews will take place w/c 3rd October and if selected, the work would be expected to begin shortly after the appointment.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity, please contact Alex O’Toole, Director, Arts Partnership for Fylde by email to or by telephone on 07854 951266.

Are you friendly, outgoing and interested in the arts?

We’re are on the lookout for volunteer stewards and marketeers for our event programme. To find out how you can get involved, contact Alex by emailing for an informal chat.

No prior experience is needed as training will be given.