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Nottingham Contemporary


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Andy Batson

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Nottingham Contemporary
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We've been described as “the most inspiring gallery in the UK” (Guardian). We’re a place for art, experimentation and meaningful encounters.

Our exhibitions, events, learning programmes and research offer extraordinary perspectives on society,

Since opening in 2009, we have welcomed two million people and presented more than 50 exhibitions of international art. Each year around 23,000 people take part in learning activities with us – all for free.

Designed by Caruso St. John Architects, our RIBA Award-winning building is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. We are part of the city’s vibrant culture, and are connected with its heritage – lace is imprinted into our building’s concrete facade.

We invite people from the city, the region, the country and the world to visit, discuss, debate, and experience the most exciting contemporary culture.

We are a registered artistic and educational charity, and are very grateful to all of our funders and supporters. Our principal funders are Arts Council England and Nottingham City Council, and our public programmes and research is developed in partnership with Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

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Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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