This year, UWE and Arnolfini announced plans for an “exciting new partnership” that they say will offer endless potential for, not only students, but also for Bristol as a whole. This is a partnership between the creative arts departments of each institution. UWE say it will offer a “dynamic programme of exhibitions, talks and other activities.”
The partnership will offer students the opportunity to carry out work placements, group collaborations, research projects and events within Arnolfini – one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Students will be able to work with world-class artists from across the industry. This should not only improve students’ university experience, but will also boost the employability of UWE’s post-graduates.
Arnolfini hopes that the diversity that UWE students bring to the gallery will enhance visitors’ experience and broaden the centre’s appeal, pushing Bristol even further forward in the UK art scene.