Programming Policy

Our public programmes are put together by a team of art-form specialists (see Contacts) who work together to ensure a rich, diverse and varied mix of public performances, exhibitions, projects and events.

Our focus is on contemporary practice in the fields of performing and visual arts alongside classical music presentation. Events and exhibitions take place both at Lancaster University and elsewhere around the region, increasingly in site specific ways.   

Does Lancaster Arts accept artist proposals?

If you are an artist, artist collective, performer, composer, company or theatre maker you are welcome to submit a proposal by email to the team as listed below. Please note that due to the high volume of proposals we recieve we are not able to reply to those that are incompatible with forthcoming programming plans. 

What information should I include in my proposal?

The points below are not exhaustive, but will help to give us a clear understanding of your proposal and how we can get in touch.

  • Your name and contact details
  • An introduction to your practice via suitable online links
  • A brief description (Attachment or within email) of what you propose for Lancaster Arts

Who do I email? 

Richard Smith (Visual Arts)
01524 593777

Peter Davies (Concerts)
01524 593777

Alice Booth (Performance inc Theatre and Dance)
01524 593405 

Jamie Wooldridge (Theatre / Dance / Circus)
01524 594160

Please ensure any attachments do not exceed 5mb.

We do not acknowledge the receipt of proposals. We will usually contact you if a follow up is appropriate, but it can be worth re-sending if you haven't heard anything after 2-3 weeks to ensure we didn't miss it first time round.   

Please do not send original artworks or unique documents.  Lancaster Arts cannot take responsibility for any damage sustained to such contents.

Hiring our venues

Alternatively you may wish to book one of our venues for your own event. Please contact Peter Davies 01524 593777


Live at LICA programming team. Richard Smith (Curator), Alice Booth (Creative Producer), Jamie Eastman (Director)