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*OPPORTUNITY: Practice makes Practice ~ A Social Residency

Posted: 10 Jul 2017


Practice Makes Practice ~ A Social Residency

Artist Fee: £1200 (accommodation and travel provided)
Duration: 4 weeks (any time between October 17 – March 18)
Deadline: Tuesday 15 August, 5pm

We invite artists to apply for Practice makes Practice ~ A Social Residency at The NewBridge Project. This one-month residency will provide artists with time and space to reflect on their practice through interaction and collective co-existence.

This annual 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 you to input into the Practice makes Practice programme, instigating events, visits, talks etc, which will directly feed your own professional development and that of our members. We can provide a small budget for travel and fees to support this where necessary.

A Social Residency will provide artists with time to exchange ideas, meet new people, develop networks, research new works/projects and to explore new aspects of their practice without any expectation to produce work.

The residency will be based within NewBridge Studios – an active community of over 80 artists in Newcastle upon Tyne. We welcome proposals from artists keen to get involved and engage with The NewBridge Project and its members.

Please note you must be an Associate Member of The NewBridge Project to apply. To join and learn more about membership and it’s benefits, please click here.


  • Bursary: £1200
  • We will provide accommodation for 1month at HMO Projects
  • We will cover the costs of travel
  • We will provide you with a studio space at The NewBridge Project
  • The residency will be for the duration of 4weeks, between October 2017 – March 2018
  • This opportunity is open to NewBridge Associate Artist Members only. To join please click here.
  • The artist in residence will input into the Practice makes Practice programme to support their own professional development and NewBridge members.
  • Individual artists and artist/studio collectives may apply.
  • The opportunity is for artists at any stage of their career.



How to apply:

To apply please send the following to

Deadline: Tuesday 15 August, 5pm

  • Proposal (max 1 A4 pages)

Including why you would like to undertake this residency at NewBridge, how it would benefit your practice and how you would engage with NewBridge members, what you intend to focus on for the residency, how you intend to input into Practice makes Practice

  • Artist CV/Bio
  • 6 supporting images of recent work or URLs to 6 works

If you have any queries please contact us on the above email or call +44(0)191 232 8975.
More information:

The NewBridge Project
The NewBridge Project is a studio community and Project Space supporting artists and enabling critically engaged new work. We are a unique collaboration between NewBridge Studios, NewBridge Project Space and NewBridge Books, offering emerging artists affordable studio space and resources for critical dialogue, experimentation, support and exchange.

NewBridge Studio is situated in a Carliol House, a Grade II listed building, and offers 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 over 80 artists and practitioners. The shared workspace is a collaborative environment that allows artists to discuss and develop new ideas and projects.

Practice Makes Practice
Practice Makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project.

Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.

Practice makes Practice is a regular programme of events, workshops, opportunities, talks, field-trips, exchanges and mentoring, creating a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.

Practice makes Practice is open to all through a membership scheme. Creating a supportive cohort of artists to shape the programme ensuring it develops in response to the needs and interests of its members.

Image: Gordon Douglas, A Social Report (page 5)