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Research residencies

ISIS offers subsidised research residencies for regional, national and international visual and media artists for 3-4 weeks in our self-contained city-centre studios and training facility. 


Offered to emerging and established artists our research residencies are hugely subscribed and unique not just in our region, but nationally and internationally. They include technical and critical support, and dedicated training and mentoring, we run between 4 and 6 a year. 


Our residencies support artists at the early stages of development, providing a unique opportunity with the time and space to research a new project or idea without the constraints of having to necessarily produce a body of work. 


Our research residencies nurture artists and their practice, this vital research period often leads artist to develop insightful, perceptive and considered ideas that lead to powerful works of art. We continue to work with a selection of our residency artists, helping them make their ideas a reality, showcasing their works within the public realm to engage as wide an audience as possible in dialogue with artists and artworks. 


We also offer a self funded ISIS Artist Residency. For information regarding all residency opportunities please click here.


Read a selection of previous residency artists' responses and testimonials here.



UPCOMING: Cyane Tornatzky

UPCOMING: Cyane Tornatzky

Cyane Tornatzky will be undertaking a month long research residency at ISIS from mid October to mid November 2014. Cyane Tornatzky is an artist using digital mediums for creation, documention and output of her artwork. Read more
CURRENT: Jeremiah Alexander

CURRENT: Jeremiah Alexander

ISIS Arts is working with digital practitioner, Jeremiah Alexander to undertake a residency with Newcastle City Council Arts team in Walker from August 2014-March 2015. Jeremiah will fuse visual and media art with innovative digital gaming technologies to create a project that explores the heritage and cultural identity of Walker. Read more
Benjamin Poynter

Benjamin Poynter

Benjamin Poynter will be undertaking a research residency at ISIS for 3 weeks in July 2014. Benjamin Poynter is a practitioner of digital media and independent video games in the contemporary art world. Read more
Satoko Nagashima

Satoko Nagashima

Satoko Nagashima is a Japanese artist currently based in South Korea who will undertake a residency in January 2014. Read more
Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming, Harriet Plewis

Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming, Harriet Plewis

Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming and Harriet Plewis are north east based artists who were in residence with us through May 2013. Read more
G.H. Hovagimyan

G.H. Hovagimyan

G.H. Hovagimyan was in residence with ISIS Arts and Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) during April 2013. Read more
Sneha Solanki

Sneha Solanki

Sneha Solanki is a northeast based artist who was in residence during March 2013 to research a new work ‘Biotechnology Spell Machine’ Read more
Christopher Coleman

Christopher Coleman

Culture Lab & ISIS Arts artist in residence autumn 2012, Christopher Coleman. Read more
Kelly Richardson, On the Precipice

Kelly Richardson, On the Precipice

Kelly Richardson undertook a curatorial residency with ISIS in autumn 2012. Read more
Borjana Ventzislavova

Borjana Ventzislavova

Borjana Ventzislavova joined ISIS in June 2012 to take part in our research residency programme. Read more
Dane Watkins

Dane Watkins

Dane Watkins joined ISIS throughout March 2012 to take part in our research residency programme. Read more
Christian Bermudez

Christian Bermudez

Christian Bermudez joined ISIS for an international research residency in November 2011, Christian was born in Costa Rica and is currently based in Oslo, Norway. Read more
Jen Southern

Jen Southern

Jen Southern joined ISIS for a research residency in October 2011, Jen is currently based in Huddersfield. Read more
Laura Harrington & Kaffe Matthews

Laura Harrington & Kaffe Matthews

Laura Harrington & Kaffe Matthews were at ISIS for a research residency in September 2011. Read more
Scott Hessels

Scott Hessels

ISIS welcomed Scott Hessels for one of our international research residencies, joining us from Hong Kong from 22nd June until 18th July 2011. Read more
NORTD  aka. Addie Wagenknecht & Stefan Hechenberger

NORTD aka. Addie Wagenknecht & Stefan Hechenberger

Culture Lab and ISIS Arts present Nortd aka Addie and Stefan who will be our first joint research residency artists. Read more
Marina Zurkow

Marina Zurkow

Marina Zurkow was at ISIS Arts throughout June as part of the research residency programme 2009. Read more
Maia Urstad

Maia Urstad

Norwegian sound artist, Maia Urstad joined ISIS for a 3-week research residency in 2009. Read more
Nisha Duggal

Nisha Duggal

London based artist, Nisha Duggal joined ISIS in July 2009 for our research residency programme. Read more
Ele Carpenter

Ele Carpenter

Ele Carpenter joined ISIS in 2008 for a 3-week research residency. Read more
Brian Degger

Brian Degger

Dr Brian Degger joined ISIS in 2008 for a 3-week research residency. Read more
Jorn Ebner

Jorn Ebner

Jorn Ebner joined ISIS for 3-weeks to work on an audio project called ( the tender indifference ) Read more
Zuzana Hruskova

Zuzana Hruskova

Zuzana is a Slovakian filmaker based in the North East. Read more
Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Ben Jones is an artist/curator and joined ISIS for 3-weeks in August 2008. Read more
Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson

Kelly Richardson joined ISIS for a 3-week residency in 2008. Read more
Sneha Solanki

Sneha Solanki

Sneha Solanki joined ISIS for a 3-week research residency. Read more
Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks

Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks

Canadian artists, Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks joined ISIS in 2007 for a research residency. Read more
Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon

Mark Vernon is a sound artist and radio producer based in Glasgow. Read more
Monica Ross

Monica Ross

Monica Ross joined ISIS in 2007 for a research residency. Read more
Joseph DeLappe

Joseph DeLappe

Joseph DeLappe joined ISIS in 2007 for a research residency. Read more
Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon

Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon

Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon join ISIS for 'Cube Cola'. Read more
Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith

Dominic Smith joined ISIS for a research residency in 2007. Read more
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