New Art Spaces

New Art Spaces: Pop-up creative spaces for emerging talent in the North West

Castlefield Gallery’s vision is for the North West to be a place where artists can live and produce work while presenting their work in national and international contexts. Its mission is to nurture talent, explore cultural trends and deepen our audience’s relationship to contemporary art.

As a visual art venue and artist development agency, CG has been actively involved with brokering ‘pop-up’ project and gallery spaces for artists, piloted with Urban Splash in Manchester City Centre, including a large scale art exhibition at Will Alsop’s Chips building in 2009 to coincide with Manchester International Festival. Since then, CG has been aware of many more emerging artists, artist and performance groups, musicians and creative practitioners who can also benefit from short-term use of spaces to develop their art, rehearse and test out new work with audiences.

New Art Spaces provides pop-up spaces for emerging talent in the North West in which to develop their creative practice at very low cost.

These temporary project workspaces and exhibition spaces can be applied for short-term use, and for a maximum of six months.

New Art Spaces Associates membership scheme provides 12 months access for creative practitioners to use Castlefield Gallery’s pop-up spaces, on an application basis. CG Associates can also apply to use these spaces.

Terms and conditions for each New Art Space applies.

For further information and to request an application form please contact our New Art Spaces Coordinator, Nicholas James on:


Art Spaces

Federation House

New Art Spaces Federation House

12 September 2013

Federation House, Federation St / Balloon St, Manchester M4 2AH ( On the 13th March 2014 Castlefield Gallery officially launched … Read more

NAS Widnes

New Art Spaces: Widnes

23 May 2013

Units 15, Albert Square Shopping Centre, Widnes WA8 6JW This large unit situated in the busy Albert Square Shopping Centre … Read more

Rt Hon Andy Burnham visits New Art Spaces Leigh on 20 December 2013, and talks to the artists working there.

New Art Spaces: Leigh

23 May 2013

First Floor, Publication House 14-16 Bradshawgate Leigh WN7 4LX Situated on the southern side of Bradshawgate, Leigh’s busy retail thoroughfare, … Read more

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New Art Spaces: Testimonials

23 April 2013

  Susan Plover: I am a recent graduate who has just completed a three month residency in the newly launched … Read more