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Midlands3Cities works closely with a range of creative industry partners to develop placement and other collaborative activities that benefit both our research students and partner organisations.

If you would like to discuss collaboration and placement opportunities please contact For information about how to set up a placement opportunity with one of our partners go to the placements pages.

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National Theatre

At the National Theatre, we make world-class theatre that is entertaining, challenging and inspiring, and we make it for everyone. In 2016-2017, the NT staged 26 productions and gave 2,585 performances at our home on the South Bank.



Serendipity is a diversity-led charity with the specific aim of working in partnership with mainstream organisations to foster quality, culturally diverse work.


Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice (JtoJ) aims to inspire and empower people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights movements. We are a voluntary organisation with supporters all over the UK.


British School at Rome

The British School at Rome


Historic England

Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage) forms the strategic and regulatory non-departmental public body that advises Government on the protection and enjoyment of the historic environment in England.


Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham Museums Trust has extraordinary venues that provide a fascinating glimpse into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past and showcase world class museum collections.


Boots Archives

Boots Archives was established in the mid-1990s to develop, extend and promote the heritage collection of Boots UK.


British Film Institute

Founded in 1933, the BFI combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX.


Broadway Media Centre

Broadway Media Centre is an independent cinema showcasing the best international films, host of Nottingham’s finest digital art and home to the chilled out Mezz Bar.


National Army Museum

The National Army Museum vision is to be the leading authority on the history of the British Army and a first class museum that moves, inspires, challenges, educates and entertains.



Set in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, Phoenix is an independent cinema, digital arts centre and café bar. A charitable organisation, Phoenix aims to bring inspirational film and art to all.


The British Museum

The British Museum is a museum of the world, for the world and has discovered over two million years of human history and culture including some world-famous objects such as the Rosetta Stone.


Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse puts on a wide variety of drama, music, dance, comedy and of course, the legendary Nottingham Playhouse pantomime.


Cinema Museum

London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and cinema equipment.


Duncan McCauley

Duncan McCauley specialises in museum planning and interpretative design. Based in Berlin the interdisciplinary design studio works on projects including exhibitions and feasibility studies for museum and heritage sites.


Central Conservatory for Music

Having served for the past 55 years both as a music education centre for training professional musicians and a research-composition-performance centre for developing music education of society, the CCOM has grown into an institution of high prestige


China Cultural Visiting Hub

The China Cultural Visiting Hub is a network of academics with diverse interests in the museums, galleries and heritage sector in China.


Nottingham Museums and Galleries

Nottingham's City Museum services is responsible for a wide portfolio of museums, galleries, parklands and attractions including Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Wollaton Hall and Park, and Newstead Abbey.


Creative Leicestershire

Creative Leicestershire supports small arts, design and media businesses in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.


Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire County Council supports a wide range of arts opportunities for local people. DCC aims to enable everyone who lives in, works in or visits Derbyshire to take part in culture and the arts, from dance and film to writing and live performance.


The National Videogame Foundation

The National Videogame Foundation exists to celebrate, preserve and interpret videogames for everyone.

Historians on Teaching

Historians on Teaching

Historians on Teaching engage with historians in Europe, Australia and North America talking about their lives as university teachers. Their website illustrates the hopes and fears, satisfactions and challenges, ideals and compromises, successes and mistakes.


Leicester Curve

Curve is one of the most popular and unique theatres in Leicester. The building was opened on 4th December 2008 by HRH The Queen.


Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Leicester’s Arts and Museums Services offers experience in arts, festivals and venue management, museums, galleries, and heritage interpretation, in one of the UK’s most historic and diverse cities.


Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is built on one of Nottingham’s most historic sites and is one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK, with a total floor area of 30,000sq metres.


The Crafts Council

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft and aims to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.


The National Archives

The National Archives are the official archive of the UK government. Their vision is to lead and transform information management, guarantee the survival of today's information for tomorrow and bring history to life for everyone.


Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art and design. Our mission is to enrich people's lives and inspire individuals and everyone in the creative industries, through the promotion of knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

Stratford upon Avon

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust was formed in 1847 following the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace as a national memorial.

London Birmingham

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that exists to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities, by mobilising the PhD community to share its academic expertise with state schools.



Sampad's mission is to connect people and communities with British Asian arts and heritage and to play a pro-active role in the creative economy.


Derby Museums

Derby Museums became an independent charitable trust in 2012 with responsibility for development & management of the city’s collections and three museums, The Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and Derby Silk Mill.


Vivid Projects

Vivid Projects is a collaborative space supporting media arts practice.



A cultural consultancy specialising in city and sector-wide strategy and programme development, leadership experience design and user research.







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