Shared arts commitment recognised by University and Arts Council England

A shared commitment to widen access and improve the quality of arts and culture across Kent has been recognised in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University and Arts Council England.

University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Karen Cox and Arts Council England (ACE) Chief Executive Darren Henlesigned the MoU at a ceremony on 23 March at the University’s Medway campus.

Both organisations will work together to develop more opportunities for students, children and young people to get involved in the arts.

The MoU highlights the benefit the arts bring in enriching people’s lives and contributing to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

The collaboration with ACE will have a particular focus on supporting growing creative clusters in Medway, North Kent and beyond to ensure that Kent has the infrastructure and opportunities necessary to develop talent and creative careers across the county.

The signing of the MoU took place in the University’s Galvanising shop café, which is part of its campus at Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. Those attending the signing, including the University’s Director of Arts and Culture Liz Moran, were entertained by student musicians from its School of Music and Fine Art.