About Studio Membership

NewBridge studios offer space to artists at any stage of their career, working primarily within the field of visual art, with a desire to be part of a diverse and critically engaged community of creative practitioners.

Please note: We are currently in the process of moving buildings, and are unable to accommodate new Studio Members at present. You can still join our waiting list by filling in the expression of interest form linked below.

The NewBridge Project has studio space in Shieldfield, Newcastle.

NewBridge Studios promote exchange and support in an engaged and discursive community of artists. The shared workspace is a critical and collaborative environment that allows artists to discuss and develop new ideas and projects.

NewBridge Studios continues to develop in response to the needs and interests of its members providing valuable resources and support to encourage an experimental and critical approach to contemporary art practice.

NewBridge Studio Members will benefit from:

  • A new support network from which to cultivate further opportunities and develop work. We are committed to NewBridge Studios remaining a discursive and productive working environment
  • The opportunity to be a part of an exciting and vibrant community of visual artists
  • Affordable 24 hour access studio space in the city centre
  • The opportunity to help shape NewBridge’s programme and future direction through our artist committees and steering groups
  • Access to our pioneering artist development programme, Practice makes Practice, offering opportunities, training and mentoring
  • A range of facilities at The NewBridge Project including bookable project space, production and making space, co-work & meeting space, social space and a darkroom

Find out more about our buildings and facilities on our Space page.

If you’d like to become a member of The NewBridge Project, please complete our online application form providing us with details of the type of space you need, an outline of your practice and your motivations for joining NewBridge. Once we receive your application we will then add you to our waiting list and contact you when an appropriate studio becomes available.

Studios will be awarded on quality of work and willingness to be involved with the community at NewBridge. We support early-career, mid-career and established artists; submissions are judged with impartiality and without prejudice.

The NewBridge Project is moving soon – so we won’t be accepting any new studio members in our current space in Newcastle at this time. If you are interested in applying for a studio space in our new building then send Ruby an email at and she will be in touch to let you know when the new application form is live.

In the meantime, if you would like to become an Associate Member which gives you free access to all our artist development events and opportunities then head to our Associate Membership page.