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. 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.

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.