Curated Place Residency

Throughout 2014 Curated Place will be hosting international artists at our studios in Federation House as part of Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces programme. We will also be inviting mid-career UK based artists and curators to develop their practice, networks and markets for their work in the Nordic and MENA regions.

Rather than simply moving artists abroad to work in a vacuum, the programme will invite participants to engage in a collaborative creative process supported by curatorial teams in each country – developing ideas and projects for large-scale, often public realm, arts projects. The objective is to ensure lasting relationships are formed from the experience as well as creating international projects, touring opportunities and increased audiences for all involved.

The Curated Place Residency’s mission is to create lasting creative and cultural international relationships through collaborative work to deliver world-class art, exhibitions and events.

We are currently running a closed programme of invited artists only to develop the partnerships in each country. We will be running an open call for applications from mid-career artists of all disciplines soon. To find out when the programme goes live sign up to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.  



SÍM (Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna), Reykjavik, Iceland

The SIM Residency welcomes visual artists of all media to Reykjavík for residencies lasting one to three months. Artists are housed in Seljavegur 32, a building that also includes studios for about fifty SÍM members, a living space and a studio next to each other, with shared kitchen facilities and bathrooms.

SpottBox, Berlin, Germany

SpottBox is a co-working space in Berlin with 110 square metres of space. Facilities include three rooms, a photographic studio, exhibition rooms, kitchen, conference room, toilets, broadband internet, printer, phone and fax, and insurance.

Out of the Circle, Cairo, Egypt

Out Of The Circle arts residency is in an apartment in an Egyptian family building in Mohandessin area in the heart of great Cairo. The building is home to the Out Of The Circle curator’s studio and has space for two artists in residence. Artists are given a living space and a studio with shared kitchen facilities.