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MA Arts and Cultural Management

As a creative person, you love arts and culture, and understand why they are important. You’ll have seen the benefits of creativity to people, places, and communities first-hand, and know that a creative career is viable, essential, and valuable.

You may be at the start of your career, or perhaps you’ve already begun to establish yourself as a practicing artist, independent producer, arts manager, or freelance creative. However you are looking to develop your practice and skills, expand your networks, and use your creativity to create change, this course has been designed to provide the tools for you to succeed.

Created with input from artist practitioners, independent producers, cultural business leaders, and leading arts organisations, this course provides opportunities to grow your creative entrepreneurialism, and to meet with industry professionals from across the UK and beyond.

We’ve worked alongside nationally significant organisations such as UK New Artists and Threshold Studios to develop our curriculum and so industry connections and live briefs are hard-wired into the programme. From the start of teaching, you will be meeting and talking to professionals from across the sector, working in a variety of roles and contexts. You will hear directly from potential employers and specialists, and receive bespoke advice to support your own career trajectories through our Professional Practice Clinic.

Based on the beautiful Brayford Pool Campus, and with significant professional and public engagement with Lincoln Arts Centre and the Barbican Creative Hub, (opening 2024), this programme can help you to take your ideas further and create your own opportunities for success.