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The Collective Studio is an annual development programme for early-career artists and/or recent graduate artists and creative practitioners, and we open for applications once a year in May or June.

The Collective Studio is run by The NewBridge Project in partnership with Newcastle University & its Institute for Creative Arts Practice.

Are you working out what you want to do next? Do you know what you want to do and need support and guidance? The Collective Studio is an annual programme which provides spaces to test out ideas and experiment within a supportive and critically engaged community at The NewBridge Project.

The Collective Studio provides affordable studios and workspace, and a programme of training, events, mentoring, socials and opportunities to exhibit work, which will suit a diverse range of practices and are tailored around the cohort.

The Collective Studio has a very broad definition of art and artistic practice. Perhaps you’ve just left university or finished a masters? Perhaps you haven’t been to university, but are searching for like minds? Maybe you are returning to a creative endeavour after life got in the way for a while?

The Collective Studio has a flexible approach and evolves year on year. The structure and content of the programme is shaped by and for its members with support from The NewBridge Project’s Artist Development Programmer and other staff. It is set against the rich backdrop 
of our evolving public programme, which explores big topics like climate change and methods for collective solidarity that can help us imagine and live new futures.


An image of the 2019-20 Collective Studio cohort involved in a group exercise.

The programme of regular events including socials, workshops, talks and collaborative projects is adaptive to each cohort of artists and their needs.


An image of artworks displayed on the floor of a gallery

We offer opportunities to share work, including (but not limited to) exhibitions, readings, performances, interim shows, screenings and open studios.


Participants become part of the wider NewBridge community, with the opportunity to form relationships and collaborations with existing members.