One-to-One Sessions


All One-to-One Sessions will be held in The NewBridge Project in partnership with their Practice Makes Practice programme.    

These informal advisory sessions are aimed at developing a wide-ranging dialogue around your practice. They may involve any or all of the following areas:

- Looking at and discussing your work
- Advice on developing your practice and looking at other works that may be interesting in relation to this
- Advice on exhibition possibilities, appropriate organisations and events to approach
- Advice about promoting your work
- Funding advice
- Production advice

If you are interested in having a session with any of the practitioners please send:

- a brief description of your work
- why this session would be beneficial to your work 
- up to four images of your work
- which part of the North- East you are based

to:, deadlines will each be 2 weeks before the scheduled sessions

All that we ask in return is to fill out a short questionnaire to see how beneficial the session was and how it went


NFM are pleased to announce the practioners that are available for One-to-One Sessions:

Steven Bode, Director of Film & Video Umberella (FVU)

Sessions will be on 28th September with Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella. In his twenty five years with the organisation, he has worked closely with many of the leading artists in the field of the moving-image, including internationally acclaimed figures such as Gillian Wearing, Jane & Louise Wilson, Mark Leckey and Isaac Julien.

Steven is also one of the prime movers in the Jerwood/FVU awards: an annual initiative for commissioning and supporting young, emerging talents. 

Image: Karen Kramer Still from The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land courtesy of the artist

Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists' Moving Image

Sessions will be held on the 17th November with Maggie, who heads up the artists' moving image department. It is dedicated to growing and developing this vital and vibrant area of work. She is responsible for overseeing the agency's commissioning of artists' moving image work and talent development. She also explores opportunities to support creative talent in the animation sector.


Guy Sherwin, Artist

Sessions with Guy Sherwin will be held on the 16th December. Sherwin studied painting at Chelsea School of Art in the late 1960s before becoming involved with the radical film practice of the London Film-Makers' Co-operative (now LUX) where he taught printing and processing during the mid-'70s. His films investigate fundamental qualities of cinema such as light, time and space, and often use serial forms or live elements to extend its possibilities. The unique, elusive qualities of analogue film are explored through experiments with sound, image and film in gallery exhibitions and live performance.

Image: Guy Sherwin BayBridge From Embarcadero courtesy of the artist

Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX

LUX is an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it. LUX exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists' moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to and develop discourse around practice.

Benjamin Cook has been the Director of LUX since 2002 and has been professionally involved in independent film sector in the UK for the past 20 years as a curator, archivist, producer, writer and lecturer.

Image: LUX

Lindsay Seers, Artist

Sessions with Lindsay Seers will be held on 30th January. Seers works and lives in London and Sheerness-on-Sea. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London and at Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she now works as a lecturer on MA Fine Art. 

What constitutes the artistic practice of Lindsay Seers is not mere storytelling, but a matrix where there is no formal separation between the conceptual investigation of the act of photography, the camera as apparatus, the common desire for film and photography to act as evidence of events, and the complex historical and personal synchronicities of events themselves.

Image: Lindsay Seers still from Nowhere Less Now courtesy of the artist

Herb Shellenberger, curator

Sessions with Herb Shellenberger will be held on 21st MarchHerb Shellenberger is a curator, writer and producer working between London and Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Central Saint Martins/LUX MRes Moving Image programme and has curated screenings at institutions such as Arnolfini, International House Philadelphia, Light Industry, LUX and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His writing has appeared in Art-Agenda, The Brooklyn Rail, LUX Moving Image Blog and the anthology Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution. He is curator of the series ‘Independent Frames: American Experimental Animation in the 1970s + 1980s’ which debuted at Tate Modern and the Irish Film Institute in February 2017.

The deadline to apply for this session is: 16th March at 12pm

Image: Fred Mogubgub, The Pop Show, USA 1966


To apply for an advisory one-to-one meeting you must meet the following criteria:

1. Be resident in the North East of England (Country Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyneside)

2. Work the Creative Industries, paid or unpaid, for an average of at least 21 hours per week. Following the definition used by the Department of Culture Media and Sport, the following count as creative industries: film, television, digital media, arts, animation, radio, music, fashion, design, publishing, advertising, cultural businesses and marketing communications. Please note that for our purposes performance (e.g. acting and or work as an extra) does not fall within the creative industries.