BALTIC

Newcastle

Contact: Dr Caroline Murphy, Associate Director (Research and Partnerships)

Tel: 0191 440 4946

At BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art a new post of Associate Director for Research and Partnerships has been created to lead the organisation’s relationships with the HE sector. In particular, BALTIC is examining institutional needs to reflect the ambition and drive both in terms of collaborations and in terms of the Baltic’s own research agenda.

Ambitious partnerships enable staff to start thinking about research in different ways, developing longer term plans that support the alignment between the organisation’s creative outputs and its research agenda, embedded in its business planning processes. This supports and extends the research activity of the curatorial team and others in undertaking research for exhibitions and in how to communicate with the public.

The BxNU partnership with Northumbria University, allows space for critical engagement between curators and doctoral students.

BxNu is an institute headed by the BALTIC professor, which specialises in world class teaching and mentorship in contemporary art practice and theory, linking the scholarly community of Northumbria University with the creative and professional activity of BALTIC.

Since 2012 the BxNU Institute has been located in Baltic 39, a vibrant community of practicing artists, academics and doctoral students located in the heart of Newcastle city centre. This publicly accessible, cultural hub for contemporary art practice and research opened in April 2012 as a unique collaborative venture between Newcastle City Council, Arts Council England, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University.

The BxNU MFA programme is also based there. Academic researchers, BALTIC’s curatorial team and technical staff work together to develop a unique post graduate offer that provides students with exceptional opportunities to develop their art practice, supported by outstanding exhibition facilities and dedicated studio spaces

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