The Artists’ Programme is ideal for professional practitioners with an interest in working from collections, and with people.

This collaborative initiative supports the development of your research and practice through a series of artist-led discussions, making sessions, and critical enquiry. It provides peer-led learning opportunities, networking, and professional development in a mutually supportive context.

Each session focuses on a theme with suggested readings to encourage critical engagement with artistic practice and working in the public realm. You are invited to present projects, pose questions and lead activities for the group. The focus of the sessions is decided with participants.

Since March 2020, the Artist’s Programme has taken place online, looking to historical examples of remote collaborative art projects for models of how to work together.

The first project, titled Situations, took curator and critic Lucy R. Lippard’s untitled magazine exhibition for British art magazine Studio International in 1970 as its inspiration. Each artist was asked to pass onto the next a situation within which to work. The work made in response to the given ‘situation’ was included in a magazine-exhibition, published 50 years after the original.

See ‘Situations’ Magazine Exhibition featuring works by our current artists here: Situations Magazine Exhibition

Current artists on the programme:

Rach Anstey-Sanders / Liz Ballard / Hannelore Baxter / Chris Blackburn / Ian Brownlie  / Francesca Cant  / James Epps / Kaitlin Ferguson / Mike Goddard /  Caroline Hack / Ali Hewson / Dot Howard / Clare Jarrett / Henry Jackson Newcomb / Lizzie Kimbley /   Georgie Manly / Jennie Pedley / Anna Reckin / Genevieve Rudd


Liz Ballard / Lawrence Bradby / Anna Brass / Desmond Brett / Kaavous Clayton / Julia Devonshire / Krzysztof Fijalkowski / Karl Foster / Kimberly Foster / Ali Hewson / Sarah Lowndes / Georgie Manly / Victoria Mitchell / Lisa Newby / Peter Nencini / Alida Sayer / Judith Stewart / Nick Warr / Jonathan P. Watts / Lucy Wheeler / Mark Wilsher

The programme is free but places are limited and are allocated through an application process.

Call outs are advertised on our website as new places become available. For more information, please contact:
Nell Croose Myhill at