The Arts Institute

Cutting-edge and world-leading research in combination with a vibrant public programme, forms the rich arts and cultural offer provided by The Arts Institute.  Here, the creative and contemporary sit side by side with new perspectives on history and heritage.

Maggie Irving, PhD thesis performance (photo: Siobhan Mckeown)

Public arts season

Informed by research expertise and through collaborations with partners across the city, including The Box, The Arts Institute welcomes audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout the year to experience a high quality programme of arts. Join us for:

  • exhibitions
  • films
  • music
  • performances
  • talks.

Photo credit: David Batchelor, Festival, 2006. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London. © the artist.

Research portfolio

Our academics explore the arts and humanities with investigation that also cuts across science, health and marine. Our key research themes reflect our expertise, priorities as a research community, and our scholarly interests and passions. These are:

  • heritage
  • transdisciplinary creative practices
  • digital arts and humanities
  • histories, memory and memorialisation
  • ecologies, cultures and cities
  • medical arts and humanities
  • marine cultures.