About Plymouth Culture

Plymouth Culture is the strategic development organisation that exists to support and enable the growth of culture across the city. We do this by working closely with and through organisations, individuals and stakeholders.

What we work on

Plymouth Culture has four priority areas of work. We believe that each area of work is crucial for helping Plymouth’s cultural scene to flourish.

Ensuring broad participation in culture, especially in disadvantaged communities

Developing a resilient cultural sector

Nurturing the development of artists

Brokering strategic partnerships, projects and plans.


Co-ordinator – we support city-wide, large scale, multi-partnership initiatives.

Broker – we connect people and organisations across the city and beyond we aim to strengthen artist-led initiatives and be a catalyst for cultural activity.

Advocate – we champion the creative and cultural sector in and beyond Plymouth, tasing our voice to lobby where necessary.

Critical friend – by being independent and impartial we are able to act as a critical friend to other cultural organisations.

Strategic Lead – we take responsibility for setting the direction of travel and shaping the creative and cultural narrative as part of an ongoing work to implement the Culture Plan.

Advisor – we work at grassroots level with creative individuals to provide 1-2-1 support and guidance.

Commissioner – we commission work with and through partners linked directly to strategic objectives and funded projects.

Sector Development – we take a holistic approach to the sector, where artists are not divorced from audience and communities are not divorced from culture.


We connect and collaborate with organisations across Plymouth to achieve our aims


Plymouth Culture is an independent charity that is part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), therefore we support ACE’s strategy to protect and develop the arts and cultural ecology.

Find out more about ACE’s Strategy “Let’s Create” here: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/letscreate

We are also partly funded by Plymouth City Council and we receive funds from varied organisations to deliver specific projects that generate work opportunities for creatives in the city.


Hannah Harris

Hannah Harris

Chief Executive Officer

Hannah joined Plymouth Culture from Plymouth College of Art where she was the Director of Development, specialising in strategic planning, partnership development and externally funded projects.



Sector Development Officer

Sabrina joins Plymouth Culture from British Council Brazil where she was Project Manager Arts, leading on projects that promoted an artistic dialogue and long term institutional partnerships between Brazil and the UK with a specialism in Screen Industries, Music and Creative Economy.

Paul burton/pbmedia

Paul burton/pbmedia

Marketing and Communications

Paul Burton and the team at pbmedia support Plymouth Culture in their marketing and communications. They specialise in website design, digital storytelling, social media, content creation, video production and strategic planning.