Category: Behind the Scenes

We’re celebrating Volunteers Week!

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year, and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution, from people who are looking not for self-promotion but in-fact deserve the recognition of this seven day national celebration…. Continue Reading

BLOG: Internship at Plymouth Arts Centre

Wednesday 20th July 2016


By Susan Hamston


Having been involved in the practical and creative side of making art, I was lacking an understanding of how an Arts Centre runs: from funding and curating to marketing and installing exhibitions. This was an opportunity … Continue Reading

On Placement: Working with Artist’s Film

Tuesday 8th March 2016

I am a mature student doing a BA in Fine Arts at the University of Plymouth. Before I started my degree I would have called myself a painter – things have changed quite surprisingly as now I am drawn to work with … Continue Reading

On Placement: Curating The First Humans Exhibition

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Placement student Rose Hellyar worked at Plymouth Arts Centre on the curation of The First Humans exhibition. This is her account of her time with us.

Curated by Angela Kingston, in association with Plymouth Arts Centre, The Pump House Gallery in London and Arts Council England, The First Humans … Continue Reading

Plymouth Art Weekender from the inside

Tuesday 20th October 2015

Cara Green was one of the many volunteers who helped with Plymouth Art Weekender on the 25-27 September 2015. Here she tells us about the weekender from her point of view.

Upon returning to Plymouth after a summer back home for my 3rd and final year on the … Continue Reading

My Experiences Volunteering at Plymouth Arts Centre

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2015.

We would like to say a big thank you to the many people who volunteer their time to Plymouth Arts Centre this … Continue Reading

Art as an Economic Catalyst

Wednesday 21st May 2014

Plymouth Arts Centre Trustee Alan Qualtrough on the importance of the arts and culture in the city.

Culture and art nourish the soul and create growth in the local economy. If harnessed intelligently, art … Continue Reading

Diary of an Intern

Tuesday 28th January 2014

Visual Arts Programme Intern Juliet Middleton-Batts takes us behind the scenes at Plymouth Arts Centre (Photo: Dom Moore).

One month into my three-month internship and I am getting to know everyone and what they do. I am gaining … Continue Reading