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Alongside the exhibition Residential at Baltic, Project Art Works will deliver a programme of workshops for local people, families and caregivers. A studio installation next to the main space will host a series of collaborative events that bring partners and collaborators, audiences and artists together in creative production. This programme follows awareness raising and relationship building in the North East of England which we have been engaged in the last year.

Events Programme

Residencies as Exhibition
26–29 September 2023, 17–20 October, 28 November–1 December 2023, 16–19 January 2024, 20–23 February 2024 

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Taking place within a temporary studio installation at Baltic, these residencies as exhibition will include a series of group and individual art actions that are personalised to individual needs, including large-scale drawings, painting and solar printing.


Terrains of Care

Speaking and non-speaking with Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
Wednesday 18 & Thursday 19 October 2023

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What is the role of cultural institutions in solving societies problems?

Terrains of care explores the intersections between art and care in Spain and the UK through artistic practices that operate in the converging terrains of complex care needs, disability and neurodivergence.

Examining and challenging conventional notions of care by looking at the intersections between communities and social systems of care, which simultaneously enable and disable people.

Supported by Acción Cultural Española.


In Process Explorers Final Event 2023
How cultural institutions can evolve into more caring and inclusive spaces, the event will embrace agency in art and systems of care.

28 – 29 November 2023
Booking information:

Project Art Works invites you to join us at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead for a two day In Process: Explorers Event.

Celebrating the close of Explorers, this event will bring together national conversations about how cultural institutions can evolve into more caring and inclusive spaces. In Process will embrace agency in art, systems of care and different artist development practices. This event aspires to be non-didactic and accessible and will include a majority of contributors with lived experience of disability, neurodivergence or as caregivers as well as artists, studios and institutions from around the UK.

Full programme to be announced.


Residential Review
Wednesday 21 February 2024
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Social care processes place value on people and their abilities, through complex and sometimes adversarial systems of assessment and review. These then determine the care that people receive through local or national frameworks of support.

This event takes a similar approach to looking at the cultural and social value of exhibitions for and by neurominorities.

Project Art Works invites those they have collaborated with over the course of the exhibition to join audiences, cultural professionals and artists to discuss the imapact of Residential. Conversations will review imapcts locally and nationally for those often excluded from cultural spaces.

Residential forms part of Explorers, a national programme of art and conversation generating productive and creative collaborations between cultural organisations artists and paid and unpaid caregivers. Explorers aims to increase visibility and representation of neurominorities in society, art and culture.

Explorers is supported by Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

For more information about the programme please contact [email protected].

Logos of Baltic, Project Art Works, Explorers, Arts Council England and Paul Hamlin Foundation

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