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

The three year programme works with artists from inception to delivery alongside local communities and 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.

Mansions of the Future is a 3-year project originally intended to culminate in September 2020 when the building will be handed back to the Co-op. In the wake of Covid, the Arts Council have permitted a continuation of remote working on core public realm and online commissions until December 2020. The project is supported by Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund in collaboration with the Lincoln Cultural and Arts Partnership. 

Commons Room, Mansions of the Future

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

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.

Images courtesy and copyright of Fiona Allen.

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