An artist residency and exhibition programme hosted by Breeze Creatives in Newcastle upon Tyne

The next round of The Experimental Studio will be announced in the Spring of 2022.

The Experimental Studio residencies, established in 2014, offer contemporary artists working in any discipline to benefit from the opportunity of working for a concentrated period of time, supported by a communal environment, including the ongoing exhibition and events programme in the gallery and the opportunity to interact on both a formal and informal basis with other artists elsewhere in the studio and gallery centre, Bamburgh House.

Whilst previous rounds of The Experimental Studio gave no brief to the participating artists, the fifth round is inviting responses to The Great Exhibition of the North.

From the GEOTH literature:
The Great Exhibition of the North will be the largest event in England in 2018 and a game-changing moment for the North. It will reveal to the world how the North of England’s great art and culture, design and innovation has shaped all our lives and is building the economy of tomorrow. The dramatic story of the North, told in imaginative and powerful ways, will instill local pride and inspire people to pursue exciting lives and careers in the North. By attracting visitors from near and far, it will transform global perceptions of Northern England and showcase the opportunities and possibilities available to all.

From coal to code, from warehouses to world-class contemporary arts, from steam engines to smart cities, the Great Exhibition will reveal and revel in today’s creative, digital and intellectual revolution. The North creates and exports life-changing ideas, culture and products and we will be celebrating how the inventive and radical spirit of the past lives on today and shapes the way we will all live tomorrow, through the following:

The residency will take the form of a 4 week period of use Abject 2 Gallery during June/July 2018 as studio space to develop and install the work, and then a 5 week exhibition in July/August 2018 during the period of the GEOTN.

The Experimental Studio residency differs from the official GEOTN commissions in that it is not restricted to artists from the North of England, and is open internationally.

Residencies are open to artists in any field of practice. There are no restrictions in terms of age or nationality of artists, although applicants should note that this is a non-residential opportunity and any required accommodation must be arranged by the artist. Normal studio access times are Monday-Sunday 8am-11pm.

Fifth Round 2018 residency will include

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria


How to apply

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Deadline for submission of fifth round applications: Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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About Breeze Creatives

Breeze Creatives devises and facilitates opportunities for a diverse range of artistic practitioners, filling the gap between the artist’s studio and the contemporary gallery.