ISIS Arts is a visual and media arts organisation which was founded in 1991 and, for over twenty years, has run an international programme of commissions, residencies and events.
Founded by co-directors Sharon Bailey and Clymene Christoforou, our core ethos is to support artists to facilitate international and inter-cultural exchange and to engage as wide an audience as possible in dialogue with artists and artworks.
We actively seek out and engage with artists of all backgrounds and cultures to produce work that explores identity and challenges prejudice, creating projects of international relevance and local significance.
Our projects physically and virtually cross barriers, and are presented in diverse community situations, relevant to their context and content. Historically our projects are developed with culturally diverse communities for whom the work is their first engagement with the arts in the UK, and we are particularly interested in continuing to reach audiences that might not otherwise experience contemporary art.
We are based in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, we have a digital facility, serving artists in the region and energetically promote an interdisciplinary approach to the use of new media in the arts.