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Mansions of the Future is an arts and cultural hub in Lincoln brought to life through a public programme of talks, workshops, communal lunches and family activities, alongside national and international artistic commissions.

Working with artists from inception to delivery alongside local communities, the three year programme privileges social, site-specific and collaborative ways of working. Situated in Lincoln, an ancient city that holds manuscripts of the Magna Carta and Charter of the Forest, key texts in the articulation of human rights, the project addresses the relationship between art, culture and democracy.

As a commitment to creative professional development Mansions of the Future is proud to provide space and support to local artists and community groups through our Associate Artists scheme and Takeover programme.

All programmed events are free.

In 2018, inaugural artist Kathrin Böhm equipped the ground floor of Lincoln’s new cultural hub for use. Her commission ‘Culture is a Verb’ continues to inform our public programme today.

In collaboration with the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership, Mansions of the Future is supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and partners across the region.

Mansions of the Future aims to inspire a new model of excellence, combining exemplary practice in socially engaged art with the development of extraordinary relationships and partnerships across the region and beyond. We believe in the potential of art and culture to support collaboration, cultural change and empowerment, creating art that is generous and generative.

Mansions of the Future was conceived, developed and launched by curatorial and communications agency Thirteen Ways with the support of Lincoln Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership. 

Mansions of the Future has also been made possible with the generous support of a range of community partners and donors, including the University of Lincoln, Lincoln BIG, Lincoln Cathedral, City of Lincoln Council and Bishops Grosseteste University.