Wysing Arts Centre

Wysing Arts Centre
Location within Cambridgeshire
Established 1989
Location Bourn, Cambridgeshire, England
Coordinates 52°11′24″N 0°03′40″W / 52.19°N 0.061°W / 52.19; -0.061
Director Donna Lynas
Website www.wysingartscentre.org

Wysing Arts Centre is a contemporary arts residency centre and campus for artistic production, experimentation and learning in South Cambridgeshire, England. The centre was established in 1989 and completed a £1.7 million capital development project in 2008.[1] Across the eleven acre site the centre holds ten buildings including twenty-four low cost artists' studios, a live-work space, specialist new media facilities, a large gallery, education facilities and a 17th-century grade II listed farmhouse used as accommodation for residencies and retreats.[2] The main focus of the centre's activities is the international residency programme, but it also hosts temporary exhibitions, retreats, a programme for young artists, semi-permanent sculptural and architectural commissions and works on offsite projects with many other institutions nationally and internationally.[3] It is a registered charity under English law.[4]

In 2010 Wysing was invited to join Plus Tate; one of only two of the twenty organisations in the network whose work is focused on process and production rather than on the presentation of extant works.[5] Alongside Plus Tate, Wysing has a number of partnerships in place with organisations including the Royal College of Art, the Royal Society of Arts, the British Council, the Contemporary Art Society, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge University and the Contemporary Visual Arts Network.[6]




Wysing Arts Centre is one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations. Additional financial support for the programme comes from trusts and foundations including the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Henry Moore Foundation, The Leverhulme Foundation and The Ernest Cooke Trust.

See also


  1. "arts council england". artscouncil.org.uk. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  2. "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  3. "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  4. Charity Commission. WYSING ARTS CHARITY, registered charity no. 1039555.
  5. "tate". tate.org.uk. 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
  6. "wysing arts centre". wysingartscentre.org. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 2013-02-03.
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