Responding to a growing demand for critical dialogue in the North of England, and the desire to see art writing acknowledged as a creative practice in its own right, Corridor8 initiated a residency programme in partnership with The Tetley (Leeds) in 2016, supported by Arts Council England, Leeds Inspired, Leeds Art Fund and Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society. The success of the programme, which supported an early-career writer to develop her work in collaboration with writers, artists, curators and editors over a ten-day period, has sparked further ‘micro’ residencies nearby (Leeds College of Art, serf artist studios), and partnerships across the North (Castlefield Gallery and The International 3 in Manchester, and Humber Street Gallery in Hull).
Larger residency programmes include a public events programme (workshops, networking events, launches), a printed publication with contributions by new and established writers, and, importantly, a chance for galleries and organisations to deepen and enrich their programming through critical and creative dialogue. Micro residencies allow a writer to spend a shorter amount of time in a smaller organisation, producing a feature-length piece of writing for the Corridor8 website.
To find out more, browse our current and past residencies. Contact Lara Eggleton if you’re interested in hosting one of your own.