Across King’s College London, arts and culture offer distinctive opportunities to students and academics, helping to deliver world-class education and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages beyond the university.
Over recent years, King’s has developed symbiotic partnerships with artists and cultural organisations that enhance the King’s experience and, at the same time, add value and deliver benefits across the cultural sector. From uniquely tailored teaching, training and internship programmes, through collaborative research projects and enquiries, to exhibitions and public events, arts and culture are helping to generate new approaches, new insights and new networks.
Building on a long history of partnership and collaboration, King’s has developed imaginative programmes that connect students and academics to cultural London and beyond – from MAs within the department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries to the Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery’s Culture and Care programme. The Arts & Humanities Research Institute fosters innovative interdisciplinary research across and beyond the Faculty, while the London Arts & Humanities Partnership – a Doctoral Training Partnership in collaboration with the School of Advanced Studies and University College London – offers research, training and internship opportunities with 13 cultural partners across the capital.
To support and encourage the university’s engagement with culture, King’s has established specialist teams working at the interface between academia, the cultural sector and the broader public:
- The Cultural Institute inspires and facilitates collaborations between King’s and the cultural sector that stimulate knowledge exchange, transform the student experience, develop new research, drive innovation and create impact.
- Cultural Programming engages the public with the work of the university by bringing together academics, artists, cultural partners and students in curated spaces at the interface between King’s and London.
- Cultural Partnerships & Enquiry connects the university with policy makers, think tanks, third sector organisations and government bodies to identify and explore new trends, challenges and opportunities.
- Science Gallery London will bring together researchers, students, local communities and artists to stimulate new approaches to contemporary challenges.
Knowledge Exchange Associates (KEAs) are a network of early career researchers, recruited from across the university, that help to embed King's cultural strategy within academic departments. They help ensure that the university's research adds value and impact across arts and culture, and that interactions with the cultural sector actively enhance the academic and student experience at King’s.
Across our five campuses and within the extended King's family, there are spaces dedicated to arts and culture, from the 450 seat Greenwood Theatre to the extraordinary Gordon Museum of Pathology. At the Strand, the Inigo Rooms hosts a year-round programme of activity that connects the public with academic research through artistic collaboration. Science Gallery London will open on the Guy’s campus in 2017, igniting curiosity and discovery where science and art collide and driving innovation in the heart of the city.
Find out more and follow the university’s cultural activities via @CulturalKings.
Culture is under the leadership of Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal (London), King's College London.