North West Cambridge Public Art Strategy

The Contemporary Art Society with InSite Arts has produced the public art strategy for Cambridge University’s NW Cambridge development. The strategy prefaces integrated approaches to working with artists and a sustainable programme of commissioning, both permanent and temporary through the 15 year long development programme.

An internationally networked Artist Residency Programme is the heart of the strategy and will ensure that a unique understanding of place is central to the programme. A series of permanent and temporary commissions will take place throughout the development which will be strengthened and supported by the residency scheme.

The University has appointed a high profile advisory panel to guide the artistic programme including:

Andrew Nairne, Director, Kettle’s Yard Professor
Professor Jeremy Sanders, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, University of Cambridge
Dr Keith Carne, First Bursar, King’s College
Ruth Scurr, Writer and Historian
Rod Mengham, Curator of Works of Art, Jesus College
Harriet Loffler, Curator of Contemporary Art, Norwich Castle
Helen Sainsbury, Curator, Tate Modern
Nicola Buckley, Head of Public Engagement, Office of External Affairs and Communications, University of Cambridge
Eric Marland, Cambridge based Stonemason

Throughout 2012, Contemporary Art Society Consultancy worked with the panel to set up the framework for this significant public art programme.

On 15 November 2014 Fabienne Nicholas, Head of Art Consultancy, Contemporary Art Society and Sam Wilkinson, Contemporary Art Society Consultancy Associate – North West Cambridge Development, participated in a debate on the future of public art in Cambridge. To view go to thisistomorrow.info/broadcasts/view/the-new-public-art-in-cambridge