Hampshire Cultural Trust announced its third Founding Corporate Partner, University of Winchester 16 March 2016.
Founded in 1840, the University of Winchester, based in the heart of the city, is in the top 10 universities in the UK for teaching excellence and in the top four for student satisfaction. It offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects including the arts and humanities. The new partnership has seen the university donate £2,500 to the trust as a Founding Corporate Partner.
The partnership will see two of the county’s leading organisations working collaboratively to foster and harness creativity to the highest standards in the region.
Hampshire Cultural Trust, which manages 23 museums and arts venues, works in partnership to be an economic catalyst for regeneration and skills development.
Both independent organisations share the same core values of being fresh and exciting and collaborative, always staying ahead of the curve and working to engage the public and creative talent as it emerges.
Janet Owen, Chief Executive of Hampshire Cultural Trust, said: “We are delighted to announce The University of Winchester as a Founding Corporate Partner. We both share the vision of championing Hampshire for its outstanding education, arts, culture and heritage. We plan to extend our corporate sponsorship further and welcome organisations in the county to come on-board.”
Joy Carter, Vice Chancellor of The University of Winchester, said: “The University of Winchester is an engine room of creativity and productivity for Hampshire, so we are thrilled to be partnering with Hampshire Cultural Trust to create world-class culture in Hampshire.
“As a university we deliver outstanding teaching and research in arts, culture and heritage, and in everything we do we want to serve the common good. So, the trust is a really important partner to boost the impact the university and our students have in driving the region’s cultural and creative economy.”
To find out more about the University of Winchester visit www.winchester.ac.uk