NMG will deliver an 18-month project intended to support established artists, individuals with an interest in working in contemporary art, and anyone anywhere in-between. There will be an emphasis on creatives who have not engaged in formal arts education or are from backgrounds currently under-represented within the sector. Through this programme NMG will focus on providing routes into contemporary art and better understanding and articulating the value of artist development.

The programme will centre around a group of core associates who will be offered a slate of activity including mentoring, collaboration and professional development with a focus on interdisciplinary research, redefining collaborative practice and building confidence, as well as sustainability, both artistic and environmental.

The project also includes an expansive public programme of free discussions, workshops and events, taking place both online and across partner venues, plus bursary opportunities open to practitioners based in the Midlands.

The NMG Development Programme is funded by Arts Council England and supported by a growing number of partners from across the region and beyond.