The Harris in the Community
Creative programmes to promote mental well-being, bringing art to a wide range of community groups in the Preston area. Working with our partners in the local community, we encourage individuals and groups that need extra support to work with us. This work is targeted specifically at young people; vulnerable adults; minority groups and older people (through our Reminiscence programme) and services are provided either at the Harris or off-site in the heart of the community.
We offer a wide range of activities from one-off talks, tours and consultations, to long-term weekly or monthly projects. All our activities are inspired by our collections and exhibitions and aim to improve social and life skills as well as improving health and well-being.
If you would like an informal chat about how the Harris could help your group call our Learning and Access team on 01772 905412.
Art and Wellbeing Project
Working with Families at the Mill Bank Centre
The Foxton Centre Exhibition Recap
Toddler Sessions at Ingol and Ribbleton Libraries
The Harris Libraries Project: Phase One, HMP Preston
What Does a Brew Mean to You?
Read about what we've been up to over the years.DISCOVER MORE
Preston Wellfest – World Mental Health Day 2019
LOW PROFILE: Bus Station Collaboration
Space to relax gallery
Equality and Diversity
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The Harris’ Community Empowerment Guidelines
Current: An Experiment in Collecting New Art
An experiment in acquiring contemporary art held in 2010.DISCOVER MORE
North by Northwest
Promoting and developing contemporary visual arts in Lancashire and Cumbria.DISCOVER MORE
Conservation and Research
Creating a legacy for generations to come and unlocking the stories behind our collections.DISCOVER MORE