HOSTS


TURF PROJECTS

Croydon

Turf are non-profit artist-run project located in Croydon, South London. We support the development of artists and curators through the provision of a high quality ambitious programme of free exhibitions, talks and events. Run by a small group of artists, architects and curators, Turf is part of a growing artistic community that aim to provide workspace, exhibition and employment opportunities for artists and the Croydon community.

http://turf-projects.com/


Merz Barn

Lake District

The Littoral Arts Trust too on the ownership and responsibility for safeguarding Schwitters’ last surviving Merzbau building, the Elterwater Merz Barn, in 2006.  An artist-led Trust Littoral regards this as an  exciting opportunity to do something different in terms of planning and implementing a new type of independent art research and pedagogical institution for artists - as well as honouring Schwitters’ ongoing legacy in Britain through promoting public access to the site, academic scholarship, and educational and artistic projects at the Merz Barn and elsewhere.  The Trust's work focuses on a critical impetus for its current programs to Kurt Schwitters and his major contribution to the development of modern art and architecture. It was Schwitters’ Merz Barn that originally gave us the inspiration for the seminal ArtBarns project in 1999, from which several of our current major project development strands, including Rural Shift 2.1 and New Fields 2.2 have sprung. Many other contemporary artists, architects, poets, musicians, and writers acknowledge their debt to Kurt Schwitters, and the inspiration that he has provided them, and for countless future generations of artists, through his extraordinary pioneering Merzbau architectural installation projects. As far as possible, we aim to keep the site open and free for residential and visiting artists' groups.

http://www.merzbarn.net/


SIX

Bournemouth

SIX was founded in Bournemouth, and now supports emerging and established practitioners both nationally and overseas.

SIX seeks out and actively encourages the exercise of good practice, experimentation, enquiry, and research. We value quality over quantity, the experimental over commercial; our main priority is to nourish the practice. SIX will continue to maintain a welcoming and professional forum for practitioners to present their ideas and work in order to gain objective feedback.

SIX will facilitate a number of funded residencies, at the SIX house, encouraging art at its most exploratory. SIX will document studio visits though the use of audio and video broadcasts, promoting and engaging with a wider audience.

SIX has built a strong and friendly community. One which is both intellectually and contextually confident whilst still open to public opinion. Our primary purpose is to support good making. To support all individuals and collectives who wish to exercise their own potential and to inspire and influence others.

http://www.sixprojectspace.com/


FLEET COLLECTIVE

Dundee

Fleet Collective is a creative playground full of talented people making awesome things, sometimes on their own and sometimes as a group. Fleet Collective is a new, fresh and unique approach to working, brought together out of a commitment to the arts and a passion to use it to make a better world.

Fleet is a socially driven creative collective that represents artists and manages multi disciplinary creative projects. We unite some of Scotland’s sharpest talents in digital media and technology-driven arts. Dynamic and imaginative, we generate creative solutions that are groundbreaking and highly effective. As a multi-disciplinary collective we offer a wide array of skills and a depth of experience – never settling for the ordinary. 

Flexibility and impact are at the forefront of everything we do. Unlike in conventional agencies our members work individually, or collaboratively, to suit each project whether it’s a small, community-based undertaking or a major international commission. Under one roof we empower a community of creative people by fostering collaborative working practices and share the rewards of cross collaboration. 

www.fleetcollective.com

NN Contemporary Art

Northampton

NN is an independent contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton, UK. We work with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events. We are an artist-centered organisation facilitating artists to make new works, exhibitions and to expand their practice.

NN is located at Number Nine Guildhall Road with a gallery, cafe, studios, education room, courtyard and project space.

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/


TAP

Southend-On-Sea

TAP (Temporary Arts Project Ltd) is an independent artist led space sited in a Victorian water works that has been converted into artist studios, a project space and screening room. 

Our core aim is to facilitate research and development for artists as well as provide opportunities for the production and presentation of new work.  

Based in Southend-on-Sea, TAP is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008 by Amy McKenny and Emma Emmerton.

http://www.t-a-p.org.uk/


SINGLE ENDS

Glasgow

Single End Collective are new to the game as a unit, formed in early 2015. The members have a mixed base of practice but the name gives the purpose: the collective are 15 individuals with a single aim of making. The collective is made up of visual, spoken word, theatre and physical artists working in a shared studio space in Barras Art and Design in central Glasgow.

The collective is spending time figuring out collaboration, shared practice and shared learning. Membership is fluid with individuals coming and going within the space. So far the space has seen all-night collaborations, photo shoots, the making of theatre work, pilates and yoga classes and a ton of enthusiasm.

https://thesingleendcollective.wordpress.com/


HAY STUDIOS

Cornwall

Hay Studio offers a unique and versatile studio space to arrange as you wish. Opening out onto grassland and forest with extensive views across the rural landscape of Cornwall's Camel Valley and Hustyn Forest, Hay Studio can be whatever you want it to be!  It is purposefully a blank canvas for you to design your event in the way you choose. 

Hay Studio is an art gallery, a dance, theatre or music rehearsal or performance space, a workshop, a seminar or lecture or Away Day venue, a place for lunch or dinner. We love to see people collaborating and having great conversations, merging different creative disciplines and adding even more value to what they each do. In particular, we like to support emerging talent.

Hay Studio is situated on an acre plot available for residents to camp and the 2000sf studio has its own bathroom and kitchen facilities.  Our space is tolerant to almost any kind of making and the variety of offers makes for new alliances, new work, new outlets, and a lot of fun.

www.haystudiocornwall.co.uk


g|39

Cardiff

G39 is an artist-run gallery in the centre of Cardiff. The organisation recently relocated from a narrow three storey building where it originated, to an expansive warehouse. Here you can see a wide-ranging programme from major exhibitions and formal symposia to experimental projects and intimate events. 

G39 focuses on contemporary work and consciously programmes a mix of work from Wales with work from further afield, placing work by established names alongside work by emerging or lesser known artists. The focus is on experimentation and risk and g39 aims to provide the opportunities to showcase new work rather than relying on selling. 

In addition to the gallery programme, g39 also works in offsite locations for individual projects. The organization also runs Wales Artist Resource Programme – WARP - an open-access resource and training space for artists.

www.g39.org