The Auxiliary Project Space now welcomes applications to its ABODE AIR programme; the deadline is 29 November 2020. ABODE AIR is a six-week ‘artist in residence’ studio programme for artists from, or living in, the north-east of England. The residency is to be held at The Auxiliary Project Space in Middlesbrough, culminating in an exhibition at the Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021.

The opportunity is open to all artists working in all disciplines. Applications that are ambitious and challenging and take advantage of the size and scale of the space available will be favoured. Work/ideas intersecting with the following selection of triggers will also be favoured.

Triggers: Hyperesthesia, Infrastructure, Art Ecologies, Architecture, Community, Brexit, Pandemic Recovery, Local, Transformative Action, Meanwhile Time, High Carbon Pathway Divergence, Health & Wellness, Utopia, Dystopia, Concatenation Crisis, Hybrid Ecologies, Tactility, Warmth, Sound Materiality, Light. Inclusion, Holistic Ecologies

Each artist will have a purpose-built pod to write, devise and think in. The pods will be placed within the main gallery (approx. 13m x 13m) which can be used as an extended studio space.

ABODE AIR artists will have unlimited access to the main gallery for the duration of the programme.

The programme has two places and offers artists: Studio Space; Artists Fee £2500; Materials Budget £1250; Travel Allowance up to £300; Networking Opportunities; Exhibition at Middlesbrough Art Weekender 2021.

Submission can be made via a single PDF and must include the following: Residency Proposal; Artist Bio/CV; Previous Work documentation; Website/social media handles; Budget, if applicable; Access statement, if applicable.

Applications can also be made via a video/audio piece describing your proposal. If you would like to submit your application in an alternative format, or have accessibility questions regarding the opportunity, please email

Please note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Auxiliary cannot at this time offer a residential stay. Artists are expected to spend at least 12 days on site at The Auxiliary working on their proposed project.

  • Residency Period: 04/01/2021 to 12/02/2021
  • Deadline for Open Call: 29/11/2020
  • Applications can be submitted through a single pdf
  • Email submission: (Subject matter: ABODE:AIR)