Preston Arts Association (PAA) is an affiliation of local groups, organisations and individuals involved in amateur and voluntary arts and craft in and around Preston and South Ribble. Our purpose is to promote the diversity of creative and cultural arts to a wide audience and encourage attendance and participation in local arts activities.


We aim to achieve this through:


  • Compiling, printing and distributing Preston Arts News three times a year, highlighting member groups activities and forthcoming events
  • Organizing and producing the annual Preston Arts Festival, a showcase for member organisations and local talent
  • Providing a members-only Facebook forum for discussion and sharing information such as performance and funding opportunities


Click here for a list of our current members.

PAA is led and administered by volunteers. We keep membership fees low as we do not want to preclude people from joining due to cost. The annual free is from £10 per year and is open to anyone. 

PAA


Seeks truth in fiction and in poetry,
in art and craft where messages are formed
in fabric, marble, photograph or paint;
looks for hidden clues in history
and finds them written on a gable end,
a man-made bridge or natural waterway,
or etched in fissures on the bark of yews
much older than the history itself.
The rhythm of a dance infused with thought,
the subtle depths of voice and instrument
that conjure sounds of poignant melody
to tell their narratives in other tongues.
Or just relaxing with dramatic tale,
and joining in with songs that have no end
beyond the drawing out of labour’s stress,
and finding pleasure where no meaning lies.
These few are samples of the many ways
by which the arts enhance our working days.


  By Vince Smith

Latest News


  • Preston Arts Festival this year will be held 15th - 29th September and we are always watching for new talent. If you are involved in 'The Arts', we need to hear from you. Send us an email and tell us about what it is you do, also providing some footage if possible.


  • How are your organisation skills? Could you be part of planning the next Preston Arts Festival? If this sounds like it would interest you, we are on the lookout for new committee members so please drop an email to admin@prestonarts.com.





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If you would like to become a member of the association or have any general

queries, click below on 'Contact us', fill in the form and the team will be in touch. 

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