The Atlantic Project has been developed as a partnership between The Box (formerly Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery) and University of Plymouth, in the lead-up to the Mayflower 400 anniversary in 2020. The Atlantic Project in 2018 is hosted by the Arts Institute at University of Plymouth and is part of Horizon, the two-year visual arts development programme (2016-18), led by Plymouth Culture, supported by Arts Council England's 'Ambition for Excellence' fund and Plymouth City Council.