Corridor8 works in partnership with arts organisations and education institutions to deliver residency and commissioning programmes, meeting a demand for critical and creative writing and supporting writers to sustain and develop their practice. Since 2016 our partners have included a wide range of arts organisations and institutions accross the North of England (see below). We are currently working with the University of Leeds, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Moore Institute (Leeds) and The Art House Wakefield on a number of collaborative projects, with publications scheduled in 2021 and 2022.

For each partnership, event programmes and content are evolved through conversations with curators, artists, writers, editors and designers. Duration of residencies and publication formats vary, depending on each project’s themes and the nature of the collaboration.

All residency and commissioning programmes have been supported by Arts Council England and partner organisations, sometimes with additional contributions from local council and private funders. We have a longstanding relationship with our designers at dust collective and Sam Baldwin and Piper Haywood, who are experts at producing collaborative print and online publications.

Browse our current and past residencies below. Get in touch if you’re interested in hosting one of your own.

A black and white photo of three women standing together on an outdoor terrace.

The Art House Wakefield 2022

Our latest residency centres on Permindar Kaur’s forthcoming exhibition at The Art House Wakefield, 3 September …

A pair of hands, held together in a cupping gesture with a black background. A faint image of flowers is overlaid on top.

University of Leeds/ Manchester Museum

In 2020 Corridor8 worked with partners at the University of Leeds and Manchester Museum for the …

A drawing of a woman, with her chin and head raised upwards. Blue and green shards radiate from her eyes in a crystalline formation.

Leeds Arts University: Rachel Goodyear

Of Wolves and Wild Women was produced during the fourth annual writing residency with Leeds Arts …

A paid of hands shape a ball of clay.

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Corridor8 worked withYorkshire Sculpture Internationalfor its first iteration, a festival of sculpture taking place at venues …

A painting of a housing estate, featuring buildings, railings and a tree.

Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network

Alice Bradshaw was selected from a callout for the first collaborative publication between Corridor8 and Yorkshire & Humber Visual …

A black artist or performer stands at a microphone and music stand, their arms are flung wide. The background is white.

New Writing with New Contemporaries

In 2019 Corridor8 worked with Leeds Art Gallery and Bloomberg New Contemporaries on a development programme …

A photograph of several works installed in a gallery, on different height shelves.

Leeds Arts University: Fritha Jenkins and Edna Lumb

Our latest residency partnership with Leeds Arts University was in response toAggregate:Fritha Jenkins and Edna Lumb, …

A photograph of a person, dressed in a red top and black trousers, kneeling in a gallery space. Around them are sculptures made from metal armatures and pipe cleaners.

Leeds Arts University: Nicola Dale

A residency and publication marking the inaugural exhibition at Leeds Arts University’s Blenheim Walk Gallery, Nicola …

A view of a street in the UK on a sunny and bright day. The street features shops and cafes, and a group of people can be seen walking down the street.

Humber Street Gallery

Devon Forrester-Jones was writer-in-residence at Humber Street Gallery throughout Winter 2017/18, coinciding with the Hull UK City of …

A black and white illustration showing a figure scaling a tall fence.

Castlefield Gallery & The International 3

Iris Priest was Writer-in-Residence at Castlefield Gallery throughout Spring – Summer 2017, coinciding with the exhibition Andrew McDonald (28 …

A group of people gathered in a gallery space.

serf studios

Fred Mikardo-Greaves was writer-in-residence at serf artist studios for two days in February 2017, developing a piece …

A series of sculptures arranged in the atrium of a gallery. Two huge cactus-like constructions rise vertically. On the floor are a selection of cast pumpkins and gourds in shades of grey.

The Tetley

Abi Mitchell was writer-in-residence at The Tetley in Autumn 2016, coinciding with the exhibitions Jonathan Trayte: Polyculture and Stass …

A painting of a woman as a cowboy. She wears the customary hat and boots, and holds a pair of gloves in her hands. The background is grey, with a house on the horizon.

Leeds College of Art: Felice House

Elspeth Mitchell was writer-in-residence at Leeds College of Art during the exhibition, Felice House: RE-WESTERN, curated by …