Working Culture Residency begins at The NewBridge Project, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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Working Culture Residency (WCR) is a participatory project by artist Alexia Mellor in partnership with The NewBridge Project, exploring the current working climate of the UK culture sector.

Whether you are an artist, administrator, local officer, or freelancer, Working Culture Residency is excited to welcome you to our hot desk studio setting. WCR is designed to meet the current working needs of culture sector professionals by providing a much-needed space to work in a vibrant and creative environment. The project also aims to facilitate dialogue, collaboration and understanding amongst the various factors and aspects involved in the sector.

Based on the concept of the Artist Placement Group from the 1960s and 70s in which artists were placed as residents in government and business institutions,WCR has as its mission to bring members of the wider NorthEast culture sector and funders together through a hot-desking space in the heart of The NewBridge Project artist studios.

 WCR reflects the common working model of hot-desking that many freelancers and sector workers use. Participants are invited to reserve a space at the hot-desks, providing time and space in Newcastle City Centre to base themselves during their workday.

The project provides opportunities for makers, funders and other cultural sector stakeholders to network and communicate in an informal, co-working situation, while gaining a better understanding of how the sector at large operates.

Spaces are completely free and available on a regular or one-time basis Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-6pm from March 1-April 30, 2014. In addition to the regular hot-desking schedule, special events will be held throughout the residency period.

 For more information and to reserve a space for any length of time, please email us at:

The NewBridge Project supports artists to investigate and challenge the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

The NewBridge Project, 12 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AW

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