Welcome to Quays Culture, the home of inspiring digital, interactive art at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays. Here you can find out about our exciting, free participatory art projects that bring together local communities, artists pushing the boundaries of what digital art can achieve, and an illustrious group of organisations that call Salford Quays home. Please browse our site to learn more about us, our projects and how to get involved!
An introduction video to arts events we deliver by our Programme Producer Lucy Dusgate
MediaCityUK Waterside, 20-29 May 2017 This summer saw endangered species from land and sea gather to inhabit the metropolis of MediaCityUK. These large sculptures were in place to question our responsibility to these beautiful creatures, and our own understanding of
Cultural Connections with Duet 2017 is set to be a major year of cultural exchange between the UK and India. To celebrate this, Quays Culture have co-commissioned an exciting new project which will run throughout the year, connecting the people
Quays Programme – volunteers needed We have volunteer opportunities for our December Lightwaves17 Festival. This 10 day festival in the outdoors spaces attracted over 436,000 visitors last year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more Photo: NVA’s Speed of Light by
Visiting The Quays If you’re looking for information on visiting a Quays Culture event, you’ve come to the right place! Quays Culture holds free, fun public art events, talks and workshops throughout the year in various locations around The Quays.
It is always good to share exciting news. Our digital art commission HEART BEAT from Lightwaves16 just won an international DARC award. First exhibited at Salford Quays in December 2016, and since at Jerusalem Light Festival, it next goes to Sunderland Light Festival. HEART BEAT was a co-commission between Quays Culture and partners Blackpool Illuminations and funded by AGMA and The Arts Council England. Artwork is available to tour to other events and festivals.
After shortlisting and interviews, we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting work from 4 emerging artists at Lightwaves 2017 through the SHINE Programme in collaboration with Light Night Leeds. Artists include: Brink Dance Company and Howl Creative
As part of Unnatural Borders in May, Quays Culture ran a Greater Manchester-wide art competition which saw groups from across the boroughs visit MediaCityUK to interpret the sculptures in their chosen medium. We saw some fantastic work produced, which went
Our Programme Manager, Laura Broome, attended GDIF last week. With an exciting mix of outdoor theatre and events on offer, Laura gives us her highlights and some insight as to how these could work here at Salford Quays. 1) VR
Quays Culture’s Producer, Lucy Dusgate, gives us the run-down of her visit to Leeds for the SHINE Emerging Artist Programme interviews SHINE is an art commissioning programme in partnership with Light Night Leeds aimed at supporting emerging artists in creating