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We work closely with an exciting range of regional, national and international partners to develop placements, specialist training and collaborative projects.

If your organisation is interested in collaborating with Midlands4Cities please contact us. You might find helpful our tailored guidance providing practical answers to ‘10 questions about partner-university engagement’.

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Sampad's mission is to connect people and communities with British Asian arts and heritage and to play a pro-active role in the creative economy.

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The National Archives

The National Archives are the official archive of the UK government. Their vision is to lead and transform information management, guarantee the survival of today's information for tomorrow and bring history to life for everyone.

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The Crafts Council

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft and aims to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

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Leicester Curve


Curve is one of the most popular and unique theatres in Leicester. The building was opened on 4th December 2008 by HRH The Queen.

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The National Videogame Foundation

The National Videogame Foundation exists to celebrate, preserve and interpret videogames for everyone.

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Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council supports a wide range of arts opportunities for local people. DCC aims to enable everyone who lives in, works in or visits Derbyshire to take part in culture and the arts, from dance and film to writing and live performance.

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Creative Leicestershire


Creative Leicestershire supports small arts, design and media businesses in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

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The British Museum


The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world and has discovered over two million years of human history and culture including some world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone.

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Set in the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter, Phoenix is an independent cinema, digital arts centre and cafe bar. A charitable organisation, Phoenix aims to bring inspirational film and art to all.

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British Film Institute


Founded in 1933, the BFI combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX.

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Birmingham Museums Trust


Birmingham Museums Trust has extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections.

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National Theatre


At the National Theatre, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring, and we make it for everyone. In 2016-2017, the NT staged 26 productions and gave 2,585 performances at our home on the South Bank.

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British School at Rome

The British School at Rome is an interdisciplinary research centre supporting the arts, humanities and architecture.

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Serendipity is a diversity-led charity with the specific aim of working in partnership with mainstream organisations to foster quality, culturally diverse work.

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Boots Archives


Boots Archives was established in the mid-1990s to develop, extend and promote the heritage collection of Boots UK.

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Broadway Media Centre


Broadway Media Centre is an independent cinema showcasing the best international films, host of Nottingham's finest digital art and home to the chilled out Mezz Bar.

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Victoria and Albert Museum


The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. Our mission is to enrich people's lives and inspire individuals and everyone in the creative industries, through the promotion of knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

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Warwick Arts Centre


One of the largest multi-art form venues in the UK Warwick Arts Centre delivers a high quality, engaging, diverse programme of cinema, performing and visual arts.

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Vivid Projects


Vivid Projects is a collaborative space supporting media arts practice. Based in Birmingham, we encourage innovation, risk and experimentation in artistic practice and work with artists and producers across disciplines.

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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Stratford upon Avon

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial.

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Royal Shakespeare Company


Our mission is to make the finest theatre productions of Shakespeare's plays, as well as other plays written when Shakespeare was alive or soon after and plays being written right now.

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Royal Literary Fund

The Royal Literary Fund is a UK charity that has been helping authors since 1790. It provides grants and pensions to writers in financial difficulty; it also places writers in universities to help students develop their writing.

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Nottingham Playhouse


Nottingham Playhouse puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime.

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Nottingham Museums and Galleries


Nottingham's City Museum services is responsible for a wide portfolio of museums, galleries, parklands and attractions including Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Wollaton Hall and Park, and Newstead Abbey.

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Nottingham Contemporary


Nottingham Contemporary is built on one of Nottingham’s most historic sites and is one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK, with a total floor area of 30,000sq metres.

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National Trust

Founded in 1895 the National Trust works to protect the nation’s heritage and open spaces for everyone to enjoy.

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National Holocaust Centre and Museum


The National Holocaust Centre and Museum promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society.

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National Archives

The National Archives are the official archive of the UK government. Their vision is to lead and transform information management, guarantee the survival of today's information for tomorrow and bring history to life for everyone.

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Leicester Arts and Museums Service


Leicester’s Arts and Museums Services offers experience in arts, festivals and venue management, museums, galleries, and heritage interpretation, in one of the UK’s most historic and diverse cities.

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Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice aims to inspire and empower people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights movements. We are a voluntary organisation with supporters all over the UK.

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Historic England


Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) forms the strategic and regulatory non-departmental public body that advises Government on the protection and enjoyment of the historic environment in England.

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Duncan McCauley


Duncan McCauley specialises in museum planning and interpretative design. Based in Berlin the interdisciplinary design studio works on projects including exhibitions and feasibility studies for museum and heritage sites.

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Derby Museums

Derby Museums is an independent charitable trust with responsibility for development & management of the city’s collections and three museums, The Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and Derby Silk Mill.

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Culture Coventry


Culture Coventry is the trust that manages three of Coventry’s finest visitor attractions: Coventry Transport Museum; Herbert Art Gallery & Museum; Lunt Roman Fort.

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Crafts Council

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft and aims to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

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Brilliant Club

Birmingham, London

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities, by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools.

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Bird & Gorton

A cultural consultancy specialising in city and sector-wide strategy and programme development, leadership experience design and user research