The Art House provides time, space and support for artists and associates to develop their critical practice and professional careers. Everyone is welcome to experience contemporary visual art and learn about the practice of being an artist through a year-round programme of exhibitions and events.The Art House is a visual arts development agency and registered charity established in 1994 in response to the lack of facilities for disabled visual artists.

Alongside an accessible programme of training, mentoring, residencies and commissions, The Art House develops collaborative platforms promoting equality and diversity, driving new research and contributing to an essential discourse around the Creative Case for Diversity in contemporary visual arts practice.

The Art House is an NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) with Arts Council England. 

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We run a series of solo residencies as part of our year-round programme. Provided with accessible accommodation, studio space, access to print facilities and support from The Art House team, selected artists are encouraged to experiment with their practices and are given the opportunity to show either a new body of work, or work in progress at the end of their residency.

We also hold four graduate residencies each year. Month-long opportunities are provided for up to 15 emerging artists to work collaboratively in a shared studio space. We are currently working with The University of Derby, Leeds College of Art & Design, University of Leeds and Lancaster University to offer post-graduation residencies to some of their students.

“The Art House is a fantastic environment to make and develop new ideas with some impressive resident artists and an overwhelmingly welcoming, encouraging and supportive staff team.”
(Sophie Mahon, Graduate Residency Programme, October 2013)

Our Membership is central to what we do, providing visual artists with the resources and support they need to develop their practice. Read more about Art House Membership HERE 

As part of our commitment to providing time, space and support for artists to connect with audiences, we run a programme of professional development sessions for artists. See our current programme on the What's On page HERE

"The Art House provide an exceptional and expanded programme for artists requiring studio space, time and support to develop opportunities for critical artistic development, reflection and process." (The Arts Council, March 2014)

Further Information

Art House Contact
Tel: 01924 312 000