About Connect/Exchange
Connect/Exchange is a national residency scheme for UK-based artists with a screen-based practice. Conceived and developed by Northern Film + Media, artists are supported with the initial research & development of a new project via a two-part residency, together with associated professional networking and events.

Through open call, we’ve selected ambitious and out-going early and mid-career artists who are open to testing out and sharing new and early-stage ideas. Selected artists have proposed exciting projects which will allow them to benefit from the career development support and networking opportunities Connect/Exchange offers.

Artists will undertake residencies with a specific host partner, and will embed themselves into the artistic communities of their host city. They’ll be introduced to key people and organisations in their host city and benefit from bespoke support and networking. They’ll be paid a fee and supported to develop a timeframe to complete their project post-residency.

Associated events will take place with all host partners across the duration of the residencies. We’ll also bring all artists together to NewcasteGateshead for events focusing on artist moving image production, distribution and exhibition, which will also be open to the wider artistic community.

Please note, application for Connect/Exchange have now closed.


Image: Strip from 2 Swans (2011) by Mat Fleming courtesy of the artist

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