Number Nine Residency

Every year Hand Of runs an artist development residency for a young artist based in the North East.

Our young artists are between the age of 16 -18 and can be interested in any artistic practice. They receive weekly mentoring, lessons and masterclasses from a range of local, national and internationally working artists. The young artist also gets the opportunity to develop a large-scale project of their choice over the course of one academic year.

As well as developing their artistic practice, we work with young artists to get to grips with the administrative and practical side of working in the arts. This includes writing funding applications, managing budgets, evaluating work and navigating collaborations. Over the course of the year, our young artist receives over 100 hours of supported development time.