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. 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, WCRhas 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. The project will run from March 1-April 30, 2014. For more information and to reserve a space for any length of time, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org