Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Local / community

Other details

Organisation type: 
Geographical remit: 
National - England


At Nottingham Contemporary, we believe in the power of contemporary art to inspire, challenge and transform. Our exhibitions, events and learning programmes offer opportunities for people to encounter, experience and participate in contemporary art and culture.

Our vision is to be a leading international contemporary art gallery, known for our innovative exhibitions, live programmes and engagement with the community.  Our charity aims to be a space where art connects, bridging conversations across our city and around the world, nurturing and shaping the future of art and ideas.

We work with families, schools/colleges and the local community to break down barriers and help them through art, whether it be by providing a safe, fun place to go with the family for a workshop or working with local community groups who are disadvantaged




We deliver:

  • An annual programme of free contemporary art exhibitions in 4 galleries over 3 seasons, 
  • An annual learning programme of projects, events & activities for Young People (aged 15–25)
  • An annual programme of free-to-access live and digital events that connects people to art through ideas. It seeks to empower different perspectives, drawing participation from internationally renowned artists and scholars to local community groups. 
  • An annual programme of free admission activities, resources and projects for families and early years (EY) participants supporting play, exploration & creativity
  • An annual learning programme of projects, events & activities for Schools, Teachers & FE colleges
  • An annual learning programme of projects, events & activities for Communities
  • Audience development activities to reach and attract underserved audiences and to deliver an accessible experience for all visitors

We create career pathways and talent development opportunities for artists and creative practitioners, especially those who are under-represented in our sector.

We undertake commercial trading and fundraising activities to generate and diversify earned and philanthropic income to sustain free access to our cultural and educational activities to deliver our charitable objectives and augment our ACE & Local Auth. investment

Current opportunities

Research potential trusts & foundations to apply for funding towards travel and research costs for our curatorial team.

Researching potential trusts & foundations we can apply to for funding towards our staff costs, commissioning performances, residency, for...

Researching potential trusts & foundations we can apply to for funding to assist us with our digital accessibility.

Researching potential trusts & grants we can apply to help fund our upcoming exhibitions, including a variety of nationalities and themes.

Researching possible trusts and foundations we can apply for funding to support staff posts in our learning team and for our early years (family)...

Researching potential trusts and foundations to apply for funding so our charity can revamp our tired, unfit for purpose office space and external...