Our work

QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and film, based in Derby.

QUAD's vision is to be an arts and cultural venue in Derby that provides high quality contemporary art exhibitions, film and cinema, and integrated digital media work that is inspirational, innovative, supportive and inclusive. We want to provide creative participatory and learning opportunities for people in a safe and welcoming environment for visitors and participants. We want to collaborate and work in partnership with others to deliver activities that make a positive impact on their lives.

Our year-round programme focuses on major exhibitions, professional practice for artists, mass participation, commissions, independent film and the creative use of emergent digital technologies.

QUAD is a charity focused on intercultural dialogue through supporting diverse audiences to engage, develop skills and contribute to contemporary culture. Year-round, our learning, education and participation programmes involve people and communities locally and worldwide in innovative arts programmes.

Major projects include FORMAT International Photography Biennale, as well as recent exhibitions by artists Benedict Drew, teamLab and Kimchi and Chips.


Our exciting mass participation events are a perfect way of getting involved in groundbreaking artwork. QUAD’s pioneering projects work with high profile artists to create community participatory projects.

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Exhibition Archive

QUAD presents a year-round programme of innovative curated exhibitions, commissions, residencies, and festivals featuring artists from all over the world.

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QUAD is a leading centre or the use and creative development of digital technologies including AR, VR, AI, projection mapping, interactive media, mass participation online and major residencies and new commissions by contemporary artists alongside workshops, talks and projects.

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We are a creative hub that connects people and businesses to art and film and creates opportunities for entertainment, education and participation. QUAD transforms lives through active participation in art and film.

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