Fylde’s Arts Development Service exists to develop the arts infrastructure by supporting new and existing talent and to provide opportunities for Fylde’s residents and visitors to access and participate in a range of arts activities. Fylde considers that the arts bring inspiration and hope to communities and aims to: –

  • build stronger communities
  • promote health and wellbeing
  • protect and improve our environment & culture
  • promote economic growth

With support from our partners and funders, Fylde works collaboratively with individual artists and organisations to deliver creative engagement projects, exhibitions and commission live performance.

Fylde Borough Council works across all creative practices or disciplines including visual arts & sculpture, performing arts, literature & creative writing, photography, film & digital media, craft, design & architecture. It is an aspect of our delivery to prioritise creative work which comprises an environmental focus, exploiting new ways of considering our land and seascape and raising creative ambition, pushing the boundaries of art & design and its role in connecting people and place making.

Fylde Borough Council is home to an extensive art collection, the Lytham St Annes Art Collection, which is comprised mostly of Victorian art. The Lytham St Annes Art Collection contains works by some of the world’s most important and significant artists. The art collection is accessible to all through open days, special events, and curated exhibitions. We encourage and can support community events and exhibitions that explore the Lytham St Annes Art Collection.

We are able to offer advice to community groups that are interested in working with an artist or arts organisation. Additionally, we are able to offer guidance to artists and creative practitioners interested in working with the community or developing their creative business.

If you are an artist or creative practitioner and would like to register your details with us for the purpose of receiving information relating to creative opportunities or events please contact: –

Samara Stott, Arts Development Officer samara.stott@fylde.gov.uk or tel. 01253 658437