Our integrated programme of work includes projects, exhibitions and publications by established and emerging artists, as well as extensive learning opportunities and artists' support initiatives. Over the last fifteen years firstsite has gained a strong reputation by presenting ambitious work to new audiences in the East of England and beyond.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and a longstanding partner of firstsite. It has a wide-ranging commitment to the community and has played a major part in the county's cultural life for many years.