We aim to deliver an artistic programme that is artist-led and experimental in its approach. Our programme supports the production and presentation of new artwork through a varied programme of exhibitions, commissions, off-site work, collaborative projects and events. We encourage artists to make work on their own terms, to be ambitious and experimental, and provide opportunities for regional and national early-career artists at key points in their artistic development.
NewBridge staff work alongside a Programme Committee to shape and deliver an artistic programme with a diverse curatorial voice. The Committee is a vital part of our artist-led approach to programming, ensuring that many voices, interests and practices are represented through NewBridge’s exhibitions, commissions and events.
As well as stand-alone projects and commissions, we explore broader themes over long periods which inform one-and-other, and the way we develop our public programme and organisation. These have included, Hidden Civil War, which explored austerity and inequality in the wake of the EU referendum; Deep Adaptation which considered how social, political and economic issues could be understood in relation to climate change; and For Solidarity, an ongoing project which has mapped and established a network of organisations, communities and individuals who are working toward social and climate justice, and exploring alternatives to the mainstream economic system.