Our core programme is made up of artist residencies. Within any one year we develop residencies in partnership with a range of collaborators, bringing the artist's perspective to local and domestic issues often revealing global truths.
Our programmes link international artists with regional and national artists to explore new dialogues around arts practice and local engagement.
Each longer term project results in a commissioned piece for the public realm. Often this will be presented as part of a festival or other public event. Through this we aim to reach audiences who might not otherwise have access to contemporary arts.
On the Precipice
On the Precipice - A touring programme of immersive film installations taking place through the North East over 2013.
ISIS offers research residencies for regional, national and internat.. Read more
Join us for 3D Karaoke by G.H. Hovagimyan (ISIS Arts & NGI artist in residence) at The Newbridge Project on Friday 26 April.
In Development: Toxicity
Toxicity is an international arts, science and technology collaboration between leading European and Canadian arts organisations, academic institutions, artists and researchers.
Homelands (Year 2)
‘Homelands’ is a visual and media arts community residency project taking place in the North East region, read about the second year of the Homelands project here.
Homelands (Year 1)
‘Homelands’ is a visual and media arts community residency project taking place in the North East region, during its first year we worked with artists, Zuzana Hruskova and Marek Šulík who linked with the migrant Roma community.
The Nomadic Village UK
The Nomadic Village UK was an artist residency programme dedicated to artists working in Nomadic ways, it took place in Wolsingham, County Durham in June-July 2012.
Mesocosm (Northumberland UK)
MESOCOSM (NORTHUMBERLAND UK) by Marina Zurkow, was shown as part of AV Festival in March 2012 at Vane: it was developed during an ISIS Arts research residency.
Light of Darkness
ISIS commissioned Indian artist Sanchayan Ghosh to produce new work for Framwellgate Bridge in Durham as part of the Enlightenment Festival.
ISIS commissioned Indian curator Nandita Palchoudhuri to produce 'Calcutta Lights' for Durham's Enlightenment Festival of Light.
We Shall Overswim
We Shall Overswim by Borjana Ventzislavova, a new commission by ISIS Arts as part of At Home in Europe.
Fallen Idyll: the end of perspective by Monica Ross in St. Michael's Church, developed during an ISIS Arts residency.
At Home in Europe
'At Home in Europe' was a year-long Culture 2000 project in collaboration with three European partners
Polish artist Tomasz Bajer carried out a three-month residency at ISIS Arts in spring 2008, producing a site specific installation for Newcastle's busiest shopping street.
Dignity of Difference
Francis Gomila, artist in residence at Walker Technology College in 2007.