Who we are:

Herefordshire Cultural Partnership is a dynamic consortium of arts, culture and heritage groups, local government and businesses with a shared vision.

Our Vision:

For Herefordshire to be internationally recognised as a beacon for inspirational arts and culture that enhances wellbeing


To enrich the lives of all who live, work and visit Herefordshire by building on existing arts and culture programming and generating new opportunities and more engagement

To develop young people’s pride in place, confidence, creativity, skills and opportunities through inspirational arts and culture


We believe that arts, culture and creative engagement of many different kinds and across all art forms play an essential role in the wellbeing of everybody and enhance our lives in many positive ways, including adding to the economic vitality of the county. We are committed to:

Partnership– working together we can achieve great things

Excellence – we are ambitious for quality and value for money

Diversity – we respect and seek to do the best for everybody who lives, works or visits Herefordshire

Resourcefulness – we make the most of what we have, take pride in resilience and welcome innovation

Openness – we are open and transparent in the way we work, open to opportunities, open- minded and outward looking; we are rooted in place and connected to the world

What we will do to be selected:

  • Consult widely to develop a statement of ambition for culture in Herefordshire for the coming 10 years and a 5-year cultural strategy, action plan and funding strategy
  • Bid for UK City of Culture 2021
  • Coordinate and collaborate to benefit existing events, anniversaries, and cultural programmes and to increase their impact.
  • Develop ideas and seek funding for new cultural projects
  • Work with a wide range of communities to ensure HCP represents people and perspectives from all walks of life

Organisations involved include:

  • The Courtyard Centre for the Arts
  • Rural Media
  • Hereford College of Arts
  • Three Choirs Festival
  • MusicLive
  • Hereford Cathedral
  • The Hereford Times
  • The Hereford Cider Museum
  • Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce
  • HBID: The Hereford Business Improvement District

Supporting the partnership are Frances Warren, Arts in the Marches,  Trevor Smith, The Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, Toki Allison, Nozstock Festival, Jo Comino, Borderlines Film Festival, Ros Peter, Andy Black, Visit Herefordshire, Ian Lewis, The Farnham Film Company, Elizabeth Pimblett, Director, Cider Museum