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A First for the Festival

A First for the Festival

Burnley Canal Festival wins national award

Mid Pennine Arts

MPA brings art, people and places together.

We commission ambitious, original work that is unique to some very special places and connects directly with people.

MPA projects challenge artists, enrich our communities and sometimes change lives.

Our projects examine what is unique about our area, our heritage and our communities.

MPA is the commissioning agency based in Pennine Lancashire and developing projects across Lancashire and beyond. We commission high quality creative work through a variety of collaborations and in response to the distinctive contexts of our natural, built and social environments. Our projects examine what is unique about our area, our heritage and our communities. We aim to originate exciting creative work that has lasting impact for participants, audiences and our project partners.


RT @HBFilms: We’re very excited that our 3 short films documenting the making process of #OurEmmeline by @HazelReeves will be on the big sc…
We’re delighted to be attending this today as guests of the artist Hazel Reeves, who we loved working with on the C…
If you enjoyed last weekend's fabulous Burnley Light Night, or if you missed it, then you could catch Blackburn's t…
Listening to Radio 4's @BBCInOurTime this morning about Sir Gawain and the Green Knight reminded us of this amazing…
OPPORTUNITY: Fab commission from our friends at In-Situ and the Pendle Hill HLF Project. Check out the details soon…