MIMA has a civic mission to put art into action. We work with artists and communities on projects that raise debate, open discussion and generate new possibilities. Our artistic programmes address urgent issues such as climate change, migration, inequality, ageing, social isolation, wellbeing, and relations between people and the world’s natural resources.

Recent projects include a mobile market barrow swapping plants, hopes and memories; an artist-led community printing press; and an artwork from the perspective of bees imagined by primary school children.

MIMA leads Borderlands, a transformational project to connect art and communities.