Who we are

Corridor8 is a not-for-profit platform for contemporary visual arts and writing in the North of England. We publish reviews, features, interviews and exploratory writing, and are dedicated to producing high quality content that reflects the vibrant art scenes and cultural events taking place across the North of England.

The Corridor8 team is determined to pay writers and editors at professional rates, whenever possible. In 2020 we introduced a new ‘supported content’ model, inviting organisations to make contributions toward writing and editing fees. We offer subsidised advertising rates and also welcome donations to help us continue our work. As part of our growing portfolio of collaborations, part-funded by Arts Council England and other funding bodies since 2016, we also invite organisations to partner with us to deliver residencies, publications and training programmes.

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The fifth cover of Corridor. It features red and grey writing, and an illustration of a ghostly figure with white face and hands in a black cloak.

In 1968 Michael Butterworth founded the literary magazine, Corridor (read the full backstory by Hannah Nussbaum here). In 2009 it was resurrected as a contemporary arts and writing journal, Corridor8, and has since become a recognised source for reviews, interviews, features and critical debate, covering activities across the Northern ‘corridor’. Previous editors/ directors include Sophia Crilly, Roger McKinley, Jo McGonigal, Laura Mansfield, Bryony Bond and Lauren Velvick.

Lara Eggleton became Managing Editor in 2016 and launched a writing residency programme in partnership with Northern arts organisations, supported by Arts Council England and local funding bodies. This has resulted in a series of paid commissions and print publications designed with dust collective and a new website with SB-PH.