Networks are a vitally important part of any creative practitioner’s life.  Making contacts, finding opportunities and sharing skills enable you to become successful at what you do.  Plymouth has some excellent and established arts networks to help you make the most of your skills and projects.


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)


CAN (Culture and Arts Network) is a voice and resource for Plymouth’s creative community.  They hold regular meetings with guest speakers.



POP (Plymouth Octopus Project) connects many community, arts and voluntary organisations together. They also deliver training workshops on professional development.



Doo:zie is a new network for creatives that has established itself after the Plymouth Art Weekender.


Creative Juice

Creative Juice is a new after-work social event for Plymouth’s creative community, supported by Effervescent, Plymouth University and Plymouth Culture.


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

PAC Home

PAC Home is run from Plymouth Arts Centre and is a great network and resource for contemporary artists.



Run from the Bread and Roses community pub, Talking Heads is an informal art discussion group which meets every first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month.



Visual Arts South West is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships.



VAP provides a voice and a platform for the range of visual arts in Plymouth. They also run the Plymouth Art Weekender!


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

Devon Artist Network

Devon Artist Network (DAN) is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon.


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

Plymouth Art Network

A Facebook group for sharing arts related news and information in Plymouth.





BETA is a theatre, dance and performance night run by New Model Theatre where new performances can be tested and developed.



Theatre Writing South West

Theatre Writing South West is a community of writers and those that support, develop and produce new writing in the region. We are a free organisation and have met quarterly since 2004 for workshops, networking, news and discussion of emerging issues.



Plymouth Dance

Plymouth Dance supports dance opportunities in the city, people wanting to get into dance and supports dance organisations.



CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

Thinqtanq Meetups

Thinqtanq hosts business centred networking and events for small businesses, coworkers, entrepreneurs, remote and home workers.


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

Media Innovation Network

A great resource and services network for digitally-minded creatives in Plymouth


CAN (Culture and Arts Network)

Digital Plymouth

Bringing together the most creative talent in the South West. Each quarter you have a chance to build connections, meet like minded people and be inspired.