Plymouth Culture and Arts Network

The Plymouth Culture & Arts Network (CAN) is a network to enable culture and the arts to have a voice and thrive in Plymouth.


Plymouth Culture and Arts Network

Plymouth CAN is open to all groups and individuals who are part of Plymouth’s cultural life.

Our objectives are:

  • Develop a network of like-minded people who together advocate for Culture & Arts in Plymouth.
  • Share information and resources between members to support their growth and development.
  • Increase communication between individuals and organisations working in the creative industry.
  • Become a key point of contact for community and strategic decision making organisations.
  • Create opportunities for collaborative working on creative projects and initiatives.
  • Work for improved access for culture and the arts for everyone in Plymouth.

We meet bi-monthly and take decisions by consensus. We pursue an egalitarian way of working where all the voices are heard without discrimination of race, gender, religion, sexuality or age.

Our aims and objectives are decided collectively at our public meetings.

Mayflower 2020

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In 2020 the city of Plymouth (UK) will celebrate and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The Mayflower left Plymouth, England on September 6th 1620 with just 102  passengers and crew on board. It arrived some 56 days later on 11th November in Cape Cod on the US East coast. The Mayflower sailing is celebrated by many in the US as the beginning of a national legacy, and in the UK as the beginning of one of the most enduring alliances the world as ever known. No other date so embodies the centuries of shared cultural values and traditions that lie behind the ‘Special Relationship’ that has seen these two nations stand shoulder to shoulder through two world wars.

The Plymouth Culture and Arts Network will enable members to plan and work collaboratively to create and promote events that will form part of the diverse cultural calendar for Mayflower 2020.

Contact Us if you would like become a member of the Network or for more information about the network.