Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art has a civic agenda to put art into action. We connect art, people and ideas. We work with communities to address current issues within politics, economics and culture. Our programmes encompass urgent themes such as climate change, migration, inequality, ageing and wellbeing.
We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects and community- focused initiatives that involve many artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, debate and making.
Part of Teesside University, we play a key role in the cultural life of the Tees Valley and wider North East. Our ambition is that a range of constituents shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive and used by all.
Middlesbrough is the place with the highest proportion of asylum seekers in the UK; it is a young town that is built on migrant labour. MIMA has developed many artistic projects, with constituents, that address the recent and historic narrative of migration to the area. We work closely with local partners to raise awareness, educate and advocate through public programmes, learning activities and exhibitions.