Our artist residency programme invites artists to live and work in Berwick-upon-Tweed to develop their practice and be inspired by the towns rich culture and heritage.

We have an ongoing partnership with the Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University which provides the opportunity for an artist working in any art-form to explore and respond to current rural issues and the Institute for Creative Arts Practice, which promotes and supports creative arts practice across the University.

The partnership provides the opportunity for the exchange and sharing of knowledge between the artist and researchers at CRE to inform critical responses to the rural, which has an increasing profile within contemporary art debates.

We regularly work in partnership with other organisations to develop and deliver residency opportunities, including Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival  and Swedish Lapland AiR in rural north Sweden.

Swedish Lapland AiR

Artists Morag Eaton from Berwick-upon-Tweed and Mats Wikström from Råneå in North Sweden took part in a digital residency in Spring 2021.

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Residencies with Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and Institute for Creative Arts Practice

Our most recent artist in residence with Newcastle University was photographer Joanne Coates (2020-21) who researched gender bias in agriculture by documenting the working lives of women farmers based in the Northumberland and the North East of England to understand the challenges they face within this sector.

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Residencies with Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.

Between 2013 and 2018 we hosted a residency programme in partnership with Berwick Film and Media Art Festival, premiering the artists work at the Festival each year.

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