Since 2010 we have developed a range of partnerships across the city's cultural sector to ensure we bring the very best of Cambridge to new projects and places.
University of Cambridge
Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery next door that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions from leading artists from the UK and abroad. They host workshops, talks and events for all ages to extend the understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art to broad audiences.
Wysing Arts Centre provides alternative environments and structures for artistic research, experimentation, discovery and production, out of which emerges an ongoing programme of exhibitions, public events, family and schools activity. Wysing’s large rural site near Cambridge includes a gallery, education and new media facilities, artists’ studios, project spaces and a 17th century farmhouse. A PlusTate member.
Cambridge Junction is an edgy urban venue serving communities from across the city and the region. At Cambridge Junction, audiences and artists experience and explore contemporary performance, popular culture, creative learning, and the rich territories in-between. The Junction are committed to art and entertainment that is up-and-coming, youthful and cutting-edge, they seek to be relevant and meaningful to the lives of audiences across the city.
Art & antiquites
The Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the greatest glories of the University of Cambridge. It is a museum of international stature, with unique exceptionally housed collections. Like the University itself, the Fitzwilliam Museum is part of the national heritage, but, much more, it is part of a living and continuing culture. Few museums in the world contain on a single site collections of such variety and depth.
Herbarium & Laboratory
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The Garden provides resources including plant material, horticultural expertise and facilities to research workers and lecturers.
Artist led organsiation
Aid & Abet is a production and presentation site for contemporary art, founded by artists Sarah Evans, David Kefford and CJ Mahony. From 2011 – March 2014 Aid & Abet ran an artist run contemporary art space as part of the CB1 development public art programme. Aid & Abet aims to support artists to experiment, take risks and innovate as well as collaborate, engage and network.
Anglia Ruskin University
The Cambridge School of Art is the only university in Cambridge that offers Higher Education level art and design. A close community of artists, academics and over 900 students in a progressive school with a 150-year-old art tradition. The Ruskin Gallery is part of the school of art and is a professional and ground-breaking digital art gallery, which shows touring exhibitions of international standing as well as student work.
University of Cambridge Museums
Curating Cambridge was a 2014 initiative of exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, talks, and trails bringing together culture and creativity across the city. Curating Cambridge: our city, our stories, our stuff was presented as a 5-week public programme by the University of Cambridge Museums with the Festival of Ideas, and cultural partners. Watch this space for news of 2015 follow ups and collaborations.
Hills Road Sixth Form College
Hills Road offers a wide range of AS and A level courses together with an extensive and varied programme of enrichment and extra-curricular activities for around 2000 students aged 16-19. Hills Road welcomes around 4000 part-time students onto their adult education programmes in the evenings and at weekends.
Addenbrooke’s Arts enhances the hospital environment and aims to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff through an innovative, stimulating and engaging arts programme.