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Posted: 22 Aug 2018



APPLY NOW if you’d like to:

  • Be part of a friendly creative community of artists & makers
  • Learn new skills to help develop a career in the arts
  • Have access to lots of great events & workshops for FREE

Deadline: Rolling until 14 November

We are offering 10 bursaries to artists & makers to become Associate Artist Members of The NewBridge Project for one year.

These bursaries are designed for artists who are from low-income households. We want to ensure that all our events and programmes are accessible and open to artists & makers from a range of backgrounds, supporting everyone to have the opportunity to develop a career in the arts.
Associate Artist Members of The NewBridge Project will benefit from:

  • Free* access to our Practice makes Practice programme including training events, artist socials, workshops, talks and mentoring
  • Members-only opportunities, such as residencies, exhibitions, commissions, exchanges and field trips
  • Regular member-emails including, upcoming opportunities, exhibitions and art events happening in the North East
  • Opportunity to input and shape the Practice makes Practice programme and design your own events
  • An artist profile page on our website
  • Discounts on our bookable workspace within NewBridge Studios including, exhibition space, making space and our darkroom

What is our Practice makes Practice programme?

Practice makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists and the wider arts community, hosted by The NewBridge Project.

Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills they need to manage their artistic career, bridging the gap between art education, studio practice, the gallery, the community, the workplace and beyond.

We do this through a regular programme of:
events / workshops / opportunities / talks / field-trips / exchanges / mentoring

It is aimed at:
artists / curators / students / cultural industry professionals / those interested in the arts / aspiring artists & makers

What we offer varies each month, we programme events based on a simple model:

: Advice sessions and practical workshops exploring how to survive as an artist; from grant writing, self-employment, promoting and selling artwork, publication making and more.

TALK ABOUT ART: Through crits, discussions, studio visits and one-to-one sessions with artists and cultural professionals, creating a supportive environment for artists to talk about their work and get feedback.

: Artistic practice is influenced by a variety of elements; from the social, political, technological and scientific – we host discussions with people from lots of different fields to connect artists with different sectors and current societal concerns – anything goes!

SALON: Peer-to-peer sessions led and instigated by NewBridge members, creating a space for shared learning and discussion.

: It’s important to have a supportive peer group around you; we host get-togethers, socials and dinners, creating opportunities to meet and talk.

: We arrange visits, exchanges and field trips across cities and regions helping facilitate new networks and develop connections with artists, curators and galleries.

: Dedicated opportunities just for members including residencies, exhibitions, commissions and exchanges.

How To Apply


If you have any questions about becoming an Associate Artist member or the application form please contact our Artist Development Coordinator, Dan Russell on


More about The NewBridge Project
The NewBridge Project is an active and vibrant artist-led community supporting the development of artists and curators through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions, artist development and events.

SPACE: We provide artist studios, creative workspace, a co-work area and spaces to host projects and events in Newcastle and Gateshead.

PROGRAMME: We support artists to produce new commissions, exhibitions, events, performances and screenings, generating an exciting programme of contemporary art that engages with the world around us.

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT: We host a regular programme of workshops, talks, opportunities, mentoring, field-trips and exchanges to support artists to develop their practice.

COMMUNITY: We are an artist-led community and we believe in working collaboratively to shape what we do, generating a programme that is responsive to and shaped by need.

*Some larger events/field trips may incur a small additional charge, but we are open to discussing a payment plan or bursaries to cover any additional costs.