To position art as central to society. Through a diverse artistic programme of exhibitions and interdisciplinary events; and by directly supporting artists and artist-led organisations through major new commissions, subsidised studios and sector-leading artist development opportunities that widen access to our programme and facilities.
To be a centre for the development of contemporary art and artists, and a place where artists and the public meet. This drives what we do; it is our fundamental purpose and what we strive to achieve. Our mission is derived from our charitable objectives, which are: ‘to advance the arts’; and ‘to promote the education of the public in the understanding and appreciation of the arts’.