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Open Call: Practice Makes Practice Residency 2022

Posted: 16 December 2021

Practice Makes Practice – Residency will provide artists with time to test out ideas, experiment, develop networks, research new works/projects and explore new aspects of their practice without any expectation to produce new work.

We invite artists to apply for Practice makes Practice – Residency. This one-month residency opportunity will provide artists with time and space to reflect on their practice within an active and engaged community of artists at The NewBridge Project. The residency will instil a spirit of collaboration, collectivity and exchange to generate peer learning, critical conversation and social interaction.

Bursary: £2,400 (accommodation & travel provided separately) 
Duration: 4-week period (March/April/May 2022 – time can be split across months) 
Deadline: Thursday 20 January, midnight 

This residency forms part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists based at The NewBridge Project. During the residency, we will invite the selected artist in residence to input into the wider Practice makes Practice programme through instigating events, workshops or talks informed by their practice, feeding into their professional development and that of our members. We will provide a small budget for travel and fees to support this.

Practice Makes Practice – Residency is open to artists practicing in any art form and will be based within NewBridge Studios – a community of over 100 artists in Newcastle upon Tyne. We welcome proposals from artists keen to get involved and engage with The NewBridge Project, its programme and its members.

Previous artists who have undertaken this annual residency are; Abel Shah (2020), Caitlin Merrett King (2019), Nathaniel Whitfield (2018) and Gordon Douglas (2016). Abel Shah will be completing their COVID-disrupted residency in February/March 2022 so there may be opportunity for an overlap if this was of interest.


This opportunity is for Associate Members of The NewBridge Project only. Studio members and non-members cannot apply.

For more information on becoming an Associate Member, please click here.


Image: Unintimacy, part of Caitlin Merrett Kings’ 2019 Practice makes Practice Residency.