Corpoaration Chambers
Corporation Street


Artist Residency Programme

neo:studios Bolton
12 Weeks between May – August 2017
Deadline for applications: noon 24th June 2016


Entry to the neo:printprize also allows qualifying artists to be considered for the neo:residency.

Artists should indicate that they are eligible and would like to be considered for this when completing the online application form.

The neo:residency is open to artists of all ages graduating 2015/16.

About neo:studios

neo: is an artist-led not-for-profit gallery and studios with an ambitious, experimental gallery programme incorporating exhibitions, events, talks, exchanges and residencies. The studios are located in an 8000 sq. ft. town centre location, which provides a day-to-day hub for a lively, dynamic group of over 30 artists with diverse approaches and backgrounds.


The neo:studios Artist Residency Programme is committed to offering artists the freedom to experiment with ideas and realise ambitious projects, supported by peer critique and engagement alongside access to our extensive gallery and workshop spaces, and the curatorial and administrative support to engage audiences and expand networks.


This will support the successful candidate for 12 weeks culminating in a solo show at a neo:studio gallery.


Studio plans Floors 1 & 2 with print and sculpture facilities


neo:studios Bolton

About the residency

neo:studios invites submissions in any media from selected artists exhibiting with neo:printprize2014 to apply for our 2014 Artist Residency Programme. 


One artist will be selected to work in our studios for a period of 12 weeks, followed by the opportunity to showcase any work made during a closing event. This presentation of the work produced during the residency is not restricted to a conventional exhibition format and could take the form of a discussion, screening, performance, etc.

Priority will be given to an artist who best intends to use the opportunity, time and money available to advance their practice and develop an engaging and exciting project at neo:studios.

The resident artist will receive ongoing support from assigned directors and volunteers of neo:studios from a group of eight artists, curators and writers that will best suit the new graduate throughout the residency period and the conception and delivery of the outcome. Opportunities to meet with artists, initiatives and curators will also be made available in addition to the benefits of working in a new studio environment with an extended social network.



The resident artist will have sole use of a studio space at neo:studios.

Other facilities and equipment will include:

  • Use of print room (to be shared with studio users) including screen-printing, etching and a variety of print medias

  • Use of the workshop when required (to be shared with studio users) including workbenches, sander, chop-saw and selection of hand tools

  • Use of a project space

  • Wireless and hard wire Internet access

  • AV equipment including monitors, data projectors, DVD players, speakers, amps

  • Access to social spaces including the kitchen



The resident artist will be supported by:

  • Up to £1000 for materials (£500 from GreatArt sponsorship)

  • Free accommodation and living expenses in Bolton

  • Travel expenses for one return journey to and from Bolton (within the UK only)

  • Marketing of related events and exhibition

  • Presentation of the work in form of artist talks/workshops/studio visits etc.


NB Full details of the application process will be made available to the selected artists.


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