Residencies

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 The Tetley, Leeds Arts University, serf Studios, Castlefield Gallery, The International 3, Humber Street Gallery, Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network, Yorkshire Sculpture International and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. We are currently working with Leeds Arts University (for a fourth time), Manchester Museum and the University of Leeds on two online residency programmes, to be launched in 2020/2021.

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, with some 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 at SB-PH, 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.

Residencies

University of Leeds/ Manchester Museum

Corridor8 is working in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Museum for the AHRC-funded …

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Leeds Arts University: Rachel Goodyear

Cathy Garner was selected for our fourth writing residency with Leeds Arts University, for an exhibition …

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New Writing with New Contemporaries

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

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Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Corridor8 worked with Yorkshire Sculpture International for its first iteration, a festival of sculpture taking place at venues …

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Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network

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

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Leeds Arts University: Nicola Dale

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

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Leeds Arts University: Fritha Jenkins and Edna Lumb

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

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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 …

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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 …

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serf studios

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

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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 …

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The Tetley

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