Exchange/Research/Networking residencies for UK-based artists with a screen-based practice, taking place nationwide

Led by Northern Film & Media in collaboration with Chapter (Cardiff)Metal (Liverpool)BALTIC The NewBridge Project (NewcastleGateshead), and Stills (Edinburgh), the scheme enables artists to undertake initial research & development of a new work or project.

Mat Fleming, Strip from 2 lakes 2011, Lighting Gels and recycled perforations


Find out about Northern Film & Media and our Connect/Exchange residency scheme here

Image: Strip from 2 Swans (2011) by Mat Fleming courtesy of the artist


Find out about the artists undertaking Connect/Exchange residencies here

Image: Detective’s Office (2012) by Toby Phips Lloyd courtesy of the artist

Thomas Walker, Merseybeta, 2010

Host Partners

Northern Film & Media are working with parters across the UK to host Connect/Exchange residencies. Artists apply for a specific residency hosted with one of them – find out more details about the hosts here.

Image: Merseybeta (2010) by Thomas Walker courtesy of the artist

Denis Isou, 'A crack in the window' at Northern Charter


Events will be taking place throughout the course of the residencies so keep updated here on what you can take part in. 

Image: A Crack in the Window by Denis Isou (Mark Bleaky and Josh Wilson) courtesy of the artist


Artists undertaking Connect/Exchange residencies will be posting regular blogs about their thoughts, processes and actions here. In the meantime, have a look at what previous artists thought of their Connect/Exchange experience.

Image: Aideen Doran courtesy of the artist

'Family Tree', HD Video, 2012 commissioned by The Armitt  Museum and Library in Ambleside, Cumbria

Previous Editions

The pilot edition of Connect/Exchange took place in 2014. Details of the selected artists and highlights of the programme can be found here.

Image: Still from Family Tree (2012) by Chris Paul Daniels courtesy of the artist

Mat Fleming, Strip From Peacock Lee, 2010, Lighting Gels recycled perforations


The call for artists for the residency with Chapter, plus details about the programme is also available in Welsh.

Image: Strip from Peacock Lee (2010) by Mat Fleming courtesy of the artist