Arts and Culture
Queen Mary is a major contributor to London’s diverse artistic and cultural communities, and has built strong relationships with its local, national and international publics through the arts. Our cultural activities are underpinned by a commitment to social justice which has been central to the university’s identity since its founding.
Our Arts and Culture Portfolio
Arts and Culture at Queen Mary brings together a large portfolio of arts activities and collaborations across the University, community groups, and the arts and heritage sector. These include:
- Hosting many research centres with an arts and culture focus including the Centre for Studies of Home partnered with the Museum of the Home, Centre for Digital Music, and the Centre for Childhood Cultures partneredwith the V&A Museum of Childhood.
- Providing space and facilities for developing, performing and exhibiting artistic work in our teaching spaces and historic venues. These include specialist drama and film studios, a music centre, media arts and technology studios and the People’s Palace.
- Organising writing retreats to create the space for artists and people working in the cultural sectors to share together and experiment with the different kinds of writing that their work requires.
- Supporting artists and those working in the arts with the Artist Research Fellowship scheme, composers-in-residence, artists-in-residence and writers-in-residence schemes.
- Programming events throughout the year, from arts lectures to performances, as well as running an annual takeover at the Tate Exchange.
- Supporting arts organisations in residence including: