D6’s programme looks for the international in its immediate local situation, often working with communities at a point of change. Its significant projects in the last 30 years have focussed on issues that concern and connect us all at the intersection of migration, social justice, cultural identity, the climate crisis and decolonisation.
From its studio space in central Newcastle, D6 has welcomed artists to come and explore ideas, taking forward artist-led proposals that resonated with partners locally and internationally, initiating 64 artist commissions and working across 31 countries. Its research residency programme continues to contribute significantly to the development of contemporary artists’ practice.
D6 often presents its programme with partners in public spaces and at venues rooted in its work, as well as hosting open studios.