2017 Writing Residency Programme Announced!

Posted on 21 March 2017

Castlefield Gallery is delighted to announce that it is part of a new writing residency programme led by Corridor8.

The two new writing residency programmes will take place with Castlefield Gallery and fellow partner institution The International 3 in Manchester, and Humber Street Gallery in Hull. Following on from Corridor8’s successful 2016/17 pilot residency at The Tetley and with support from Arts Council England, we are excited to be working with Corridor8 to extend the partnership model across the North of England.

This year, early-career writers will be selected from an open call to respond to artist Andrew McDonald’s solo exhibition (Castlefield Gallery, 28 April – 11 June), and to the exhibition programme Hull 2017: A portrait of a city in transition (Humber Street Gallery, 14 October – 31 December).

A resident writer at each organisation will work alongside established writers, participating artists, editors and designers at dust, with their final piece published in a bespoke, limited-edition publication and on Corridor8’s new website (recently redesigned by SB-PH). As part of each residency, galleries will host events programmes that explore the value and role of art writing in our current artistic and political climate, and offer professional development opportunities for emerging artists and writers.

In addition to these two main programmes, Corridor8 will be offering a series of paid commissions for writers based in the North, as well as opportunities for smaller organisations and university/college departments to host micro residencies throughout the year (see our recent residencies at Leeds College of Art and serf Studios in Leeds).

Castlefield Gallery is pleased to part of  these collaborations and activities, that will generate fresh and relevant content, and will see Cooridor8 continue to promote, profile and create dialogue around visual arts and culture in the Northern regions.

For press inquiries and for further information regarding this project contact Lara Eggleton on le@corridor8.co.uk .