LANDS is the name of a new arts and sustainability working group programme seeded by Arts Lancashire.

An acronym for Lancashire Arts Network for Developing Sustainability, LANDS is a vital programme of climate action, engagement, advocacy and support for Lancashire artists and arts organisations. Its aim is to deliver Climate Justice by working together as a sector to address the unequal impact of the climate crisis and foster a sustainable creative community. We will do this by sharing knowledge and best practice across our local sector about making artistic practice more sustainable as part of a wider commitment to contribute to Lancashire’s net zero target.


LANDS is a member of the Project Constellation Network facilitated by SAIL, a network of green arts networks across the country who come together quarterly to share learnings, successes, challenges, and to provide opportunities for collaboration on ideas, opportunities and funding for sustainable approaches to making art.


The Lancashire Arts Network for Developing Sustainablity (LANDS) will officially launch at the Lancashire Arts Exchange on Wednesday 13 March at Horse + Bamboo in Rossendale.

Join us for a day of presentations, panel discussions and workshops curated by LANDS on Climate Leadership, Action and Justice in the arts and receive access to resources expanding on topics explored at the event.

Find out more about the Lancashire Arts Exchange.


There will also be an opportunity to contribute to The Mark of Resolve, a new artwork we are creating in collaboration with creative, Stephen Caton, as a visual symbol of the collective commitment of the Lancashire cultural sector to a more climate conscious approach to commissioning, making and sharing art in Lancashire.


LANDS has been founded by:

Esther Ferry – Kennington, Horse + Bamboo, Rossendale

Calum Bayne, InSitu, Pendle

Miranda Stearn, Lancaster Arts, Lancaster

Colin Johnston, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Darren Leadsom, More Music, Morecambe

Daisy Williamson, The National Festival of Making, Blackburn

Alex O’Toole, Arts Lancashire

Membership of LANDS will soon be open to artists and arts organisations from across Lancashire. Details of how to become a member will be published in March 2024.


LANDS Chair: Esther Ferry-Kennington –


Join the LANDS mailing list here.