Educational Group Visits

Contemporary art sparks imaginations, challenges thinking and encourages conversations. It offers exciting routes into subjects that extend far beyond the study of art itself.

"The difference in the children has been phenomenal. The children’s confidence and self-esteem has been really boosted. The best creative project we’ve done".

Teacher, Huntingdon Academy

We warmly welcome schools, colleges and university groups.

Please contact us to book a visit, either by phoning us on 0115 948 9750 or by emailing

Our What’s On - Nottingham Contemporary page has information about current and forthcoming exhibitions. We have teacher notes, resources and information for our current exhibition to support your visit. We can work with schools and colleges to plan a visit and provide resources to connect students to the exhibitions. Our team of artists can also support your visit with a workshop.

Our Artist Experience Workshops are £150 for a 2-hour workshop for a single class and £250 for two classes

Please do contact us in advance so we can manage numbers and make spaces and resources available - on occasion we can also open our galleries exclusively for a school on a Monday.

Working with our Artists

“I am aiming for the children to become more confident and resilient in the world that they are growing up in. In my opinion, art facilitates this brilliantly, and encourages children to think in a way that is often hard to otherwise teach,' Teacher, Highbank Primary School

Our Associate Artists tailor workshops to the needs of groups, inspiring students to explore the galleries, share ideas and develop their own creative work. If you are interested in an artist workshop, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at

Teacher CPD

“Challenging ideas of what art is and how we can teach it. Encouraging people to explore creativity in different ways! “ Teacher CPD attendee.

Our free CPD events are for teachers and tutors to suggest creative ideas for the classroom in response to our changing exhibition programme. Explore our galleries and take part in a practical workshop with our team of artists, then try out our resources and network with colleagues.

Find out more about upcoming events on our What's On page.

For more information about our programmes and how we can work together in the future please do get in touch -

Make Nottingham Contemporary your classroom

Learn with us for free.

Visit us for free and use our resources - they are filled with lots of ideas and activities to support learning and connect students with artworks and exhibition themes.

Arts Award and Artsmark

Arts Award is a national qualification supporting young people to broaden their creative experiences and develop their leadership, communication and reflection skills. Our team are experienced in delivering and supporting Arts Award programmes and can deliver or help you plan supporting activity.

Artsmark is a quality standard for schools, used to plan, develop and evaluate creativity across the curriculum and to support school priorities. Get in touch and we can explore together how we can support you in your Artsmark journey. Contact us at to find out more.

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