Call for expressions of interest from artists for the North East Art Studios Partnership

The North East Art Studios Partnership are looking to commission an experienced and talented artist or group of artists who have an interest in the area of mental health, either within their own practice or through community/project experience.

The North East Art Studios Partnership invites expressions of interest from artists to plan and deliver a creative project across the studios, between June 2015 – Feb 2016.

The six studios in the partnership are located in: North Shields, South Shields, Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees.

The studios all provide creative spaces and regular activities predominately for adults with mental ill-health, some with physical and learning disabilities.

The Art Studios have a shared history and since 2012 have been building their partnership through developing a shared understanding and commitment. This project takes the partnership a step further, into shared commissioning, collaboration and delivery.

The artist/s selected to deliver this project will have a great opportunity to work with a community of passionate and committed staff, volunteers and service users within the studios. The artist/s will have creative control, in liaison with the studios. Ultimately, the selected artist/s will enable the studios, for the first time, to raise our profile and celebrate what we do as a community working at the frontline of arts and health.

The deadline for applications is Monday 20th April 2015. 

For more information and to download the full brief, please visit