Creatively Connected Residencies

Closing date:

Northern Heartlands

An opportunity for four experienced artists to work collaboratively on an inspiring programme of creative activity in Teesdale (County Durham) and Swaledale (North Yorkshire). 

Northern Heartlands is looking to appoint four creative practitioners to undertake concurrent residencies between September 2024 and September 2025.   

You will develop work through a collaborative, enquiry-based process that responds to the landscapes and the issues being addressed by the Tees-Swale programme. As well as sharing ideas and approaches with other creative practitioners, you will work with communities, the Tees-Swale team and wider audiences, using your artistic practice to develop conversations around hill-farming, conservation, environmental issues and the landscape.  

Together you will explore alternative ways to connect, question and imagine the future.   

Creatively Connected is a discrete project funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) within a wider programme focusing on high nature value farming, Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected, an £8.5m collaboration between the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA) and North Pennines National Landscapes (NPNL).  

The Tees-Swale programme began in 2019 and is due to finish before March 2025.

Creatively Connected Artist Brief


Budget £21,800 artist fee x 4 people (50 days including materials, travel and expenses)

Deadline 29 July 2024

3 Witham Studios Hall Street Barnard Castle DL12 8JB

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Please download and read the tender brief document below, and apply by tender.

If you have an enquiry or need more information, please contact Rebecca Greenfield (Head of Access & Engagement, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority) or Katy Milne (Senior Manager, Northern Heartlands)

Residencies will run from August 2024 to August 2025

An online Creatively Connected ‘Find Out More’ session is on 9 July from 16.30 – 17.30. Book a place here.

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