Case Study: The Bigger Picture

Nottingham Contemporary are the cultural lead in this two-year research project funded by Arts Council England. The Bigger Picture is a city-wide research project investigating the impact of intergenerational arts programming on the experiences of exclusion and isolation within minority communities in Nottingham. Researchers at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Bright Ideas Nottingham have been looking at the audiences and practices in cultural institutions: National Justice Museum, New Art Exchange, and Nottingham Contemporary.

During a recent event in February, Nottingham Contemporary explored the research findings and outputs, including a social impact tool designed to initiate critical conversations and embed decolonial practice across cultural institutions. Sharing proposed methodologies and approaches within arts programming that works with and responds to communities, promoting inclusion; Community researchers presented their findings in a performance developed together with Lisa Jackson.

Cultural Sector partner:
Nottingham Contemporary / Lisa Jackson

HE Partner and other partners:
A collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary, New Art Exchange, National Justice Museum, Bright Ideas Nottingham, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and Midlands4Cities.
Funded by Arts Council England.

Nottingham Contemporary’s public programme is jointly funded by Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

Topic category, if relevant (steering group themes): Cultural Education/ Placemaking/ Diversity

Area of the Midlands: East Midlands – Nottingham