New Art Exchange is a contemporary art gallery committed to stimulating new perspectives on the value of diversity within art and society.
A stunning, RIBA award winning building, New Art Exchange is the largest space in the UK outside of London dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts, and is rooted in the community with a strong history of working with minority communities.
NAE presents major international exhibitions, launching the British Art Show in 2010, and every season presenting work from the highest quality, world-renowned artists. NAE partners locally, nationally and internationally, connecting audiences and artists from all over the world with new and innovative collaborations and opportunities.
NAE’s mission is to raise the impact, profile and development of culturally diverse contemporary visual arts and artists in a global context by:
- Nurturing and promoting creative talent locally and world-wide
- Creating thriving creative businesses
- Engaging minority ethnic communities as audiences and patrons of art
Located within the heart of Nottingham’s Hyson Green community, NAE is proud to offer a large and varied public programme linked to its innovative exhibition seasons, including:
- Family friendly workshops
- Film screenings
- Talks and seminars
- Gallery tours and talks
- Formal and informal learning with schools and the community
- Young people’s theatre and development opportunities
- Community open days and activities
NAE’s is funded primarily through Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council and BBC Children and Need.
NAE was formed in 2003 as a new organisation and partnership between APNA Arts and EMACA Visual Arts. APNA Arts focused on South Asian arts and played a key role in the development of the Nottingham Mela, where EMACA Visual Arts supported the development of artists of African/Caribbean origin. Together, these partners created a strong and dynamic new organisation to drive the successful development of New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham.