Factory International Artist Takeover



Aviva Studios Building

Deadline: May 13th, 2024

Do you have creative ideas you want to explore, experiment and create at scale? Applications are now open for Artist Takeover 2024! 

Aviva Studios’ vast spaces have been designed to provoke artists to do things differently, explore what’s possible and offer a backdrop to create some of the most ambitious work in the world.

In September 2024, Factory International will hand over the keys to its South Warehouse space to artists with a creative team or collectives of artists who want to experiment, play and explore working at an epic scale that is not possible elsewhere. They are looking for a cohort of artists from a range of interdisciplinary backgrounds to exchange ideas, experiment, interrogate, play and think big!

They’ll support artists from any discipline from the North of England with a minimum of five years of professional practice to experiment in their space for four days (4 – 8 September). Factory International will support the development of your ideas in the weeks leading up to the takeover with their specialist team of producers, engagement and technical staff, offering a budget of £10,000 to support your development time, R&D and production costs. You can apply as an individual with a creative team or as a collective of artists. There’s no pressure to create a public outcome. Instead, the priority is to develop your skills and create space to play and imagine.

The Support:

  • They will provide a dedicated Production Manager and help support you in the run up to the takeover to help realise your ideas…
  • They will offer a budget of up to £10,000 to produce your idea – this will likely cover artist fees and production costs. You will be offered support by the Factory International team to budget your project.
  • They will provide access to the South Warehouse with a production team for the agreed period of time.
  • They will provide critical feedback and advice from our Curatorial, Producing, Digital and Technical teams.
  • They will provide networking opportunities internally and externally.
  • They will co-ordinate a public sharing or targeted industry event if appropriate/desirable.

More Info and to Apply:

Head to www.factoryinternational.org/artist-development/artist-takeover/