The NewBridge Project

The NewBridge Project is a triple award winning artist-led community supporting the development of artists and curators through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions and events.


Funding: publicly-funded, User fees


12 New Bridge St W
NE1 8AW Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
+44 (0)191 232 8975

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Our Mission

The NewBridge Project was established in 2010 to provide exchange and support in an engaged and discursive community of artists. We develop artistic talent through artist development programmes, curatorial opportunities and provision of space.

We aim to deliver an outstanding programme of exhibitions, performances, screenings, educational talks and workshops in consultation with artist members, creating a programme responsive to the socio, political and civic environment within which it exists and seeks to be a genuine community resource.

Our Values

  1. Experimental in our approach
  2. Artist-Led
  3. Aware and responsive to the socio, political and civic landscape that we exist in
  4. Development of artists at it’s heart
  5. Focused on collaboration and community


Our Key artistic objectives

1) Developing Artistic Talent

We create a platform and artist development programmes where local artists can come together to work alongside, learn from and connect with regional, national and international artists; cultivating an environment of experimentation, ambition and collaboration.

2) Career Development, employment and training

We provide a variety of activities aimed at the artists career journey, such as programming and curatorial opportunities , profiling artists, training and skills development opportunities, promoting funding, commission and career development opportunities

3) Provide space, facilities & resources for artists

We offer low cost space to artists at any stage of their career, working primarily within the field of visual art, with a desire to be part of a diverse and critically engaged community of creative practitioners.

4)  Deliver ambitious and pioneering exhibitions & artistic programme

Through our commission and exhibition programme we support artists to create work that examines and critiques the role of the artist, is embedded within the community and has a social, political and civic voice. Practice makes Practice and our wider Artistic Programme will support the cultural wellbeing of residents in the city by improving access to learning at all stages of life and providing cultural engagement opportunities, community and friendship.