Our Public Programme and Partnerships
Events each season are decided by the Public Programme team at Nottingham Contemporary in discussion with other teams at the gallery. This seasonal programme is an 'ecology of practices' combining events curated by the Public Programme team, and those drawn from proposals from individuals and groups in academic and non-academic communities.
Nottingham Contemporary’s Public Programme is funded jointly by The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University. This relationship is governed by a steering group at each university comprised of senior staff members.
Nottingham Contemporary’s Academic Working Group is an informal body recruited from both universities who liaise between the gallery and the academic community on various aspects of the public programme. They do not provide oversight or have any role in decision making with regards to the seasonal programme. Their primary concern is the development of long term research projects.
Nottingham Contemporary's Artists' Working Group is an informal body recruited from the local artistic community to liaise between the gallery and local artist groups, resulting in events and other kinds of collaborations. They do not provide oversight or have any role in decision-making but, like the Academic Working Group, provide a vital role in connecting the programme to the local community.
Community Advisory Groups are also informal groups, created around particular social questions to ensure strong links between the programme, local grassroots and community organisations and social issues effecting the city.