'TMT (The Midas Touch) Projects' is a contemporary arts initiative based in Luton Town which showcases contemporary art through multidisciplinary exhibitions and events. In the face of a limited, local cultural infrastructure - TMT is committed to championing and supporting talented local artists, as well as introducing established artists hailing from further afield to luton as a historically and culturally diverse context. TMT Projects foregrounds a position which is locally invested but intersects with national and international contemporary art horizons - working towards a wider recognition of Luton Town's contribution to contemporary arts and culture.
In recognition of the town's low arts engagement, TMT crucially addresses the complex challenges (both logistically and conceptually) of working with functioning, alternative spaces to programme projects, developing unique partnerships across the town. In turn the satellite citing of these projects aims to entice and engage new and diverse audiences. TMT Projects' places a particular emphasis on nurturing collaboration and facilitating local professional development opportunities.
TMT Projects' is a not for profit initiative set up and ran by curator and Royal College of Art graduate Kerry Campbell, whose work and curatorial practice reflects her academic interests in social class, diversifying arts engagement and museum education. The work of TMT Projects to date has been made possible with the generous support and investment from Arts Council England, Youthscape, The Heritage Lottery Fund, House of Absolute, Snap 33 Arts, The Co-operative Community Fund, Luton Council, Luton Arts Fund and Luton Culture.
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(Artwork pictured by ceramic artist Matthew Raw, image courtesy and copyright of Tom Green)