Our Programme

Magnetic North runs a comprehensive Artist and Project Development programme which provides paid opportunities for experienced and early-career artists from all disciplines both to develop their practice and to explore ideas for new work.

All participants are paid a fee, and we actively encourage applications from d/Deaf and disabled artists and BAME artists.

Rough Mix

creative lab

A two-week multi-art form providing a practical opportunity for artists to try out new ideas and new ways of working.


Creative retreat

A 5-day multi-art form residential retreat for artists from all disciplines, built around facilitated discussion and individual time for reflection.

Magnetic North Services Wheel


project development

Developing projects to production through a process of commissioning and development.



development & touring

Presenting the finished works resulting from our programme, usually through touring.



Ongoing support and nurturing of participating artists, including artist attachments, production support, mentoring, and creative assistant opportunities.