Welcoming Two New Members: Arizona Arts, University of Arizona; and Southbank Centre, London

Feb 2020

GCDN is delighted to present the two newest members to join our network: Arizona Arts, University of Arizona; and Southbank Centre, London.


Arizona Arts is a unified gateway to the visual and performing arts assets, experiences, and educational programs at the University of Arizona.

This new division brings together the academic units of College of Fine Arts with the University’s visual and performing arts presenting/engagement units – creating a platform through which to elevate the arts and their impact.

The University’s location provides a rich context for rigorous engagement with the arts. Tucson’s confluence of cultures, its stunning topography, its vibrant arts communities, and its geographic position as a borderland coalesce to provide students and faculty an unparalleled context for exploring issues of global resonance, offering access to the ‘macro’ through the ‘micro’.


Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of its top five visitor attractions, occupying a 17 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames.

The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Southbank Centre is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as being home to the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. It is also home to four Resident Orchestras and four Associate Orchestras.