Artist Development


If you are an artist, group of artists or arts organisation passionate about using your creative practice as a tool for social transformation – whether a student, emerging artist with a new idea, or an established professional or arts organisation working towards your next project – we’d love to explore mutually beneficial ways of working together. Arts Lab is a platform for artists at any stage of development to:

  • learn, develop and try something new
  • connect, collaborate, question and experiment, whilst fostering work of the highest standard
  • help collectively harness innovative approaches to individual practice in ways that directly involve and transform community
  • develop skills in growing your practice alongside social enterprise so that you can make a viable living doing what you love
  • support our drive to champion different perspectives and voices through establishing long-term relationships that encourage social and cultural diversity

As a platform for artists of all levels to get involved in developing ideas and making art, we rely on your expertise and originality to fuel our projects and evolving online events programme. Below are some ways you can get involved: 

Leadership opportunities

If you are looking to try new ideas with a receptive audience, Arts Lab can help you host a workshop or find individuals/ organisations with whom to run collaborative projects. Join our team and we can work together.

Send us an email if you are interested.

Showcase / sell your work

Exhibit your work on our online gallery and social media platforms. Our online shop also offers the opportunity to sell quality prints of your favourite pieces, for which we will take a small commission.

View our Gallery and Shop.

Take part in one of our current projects 

Join forces with what we are currently busying ourselves with.

See our Current projects page for details


We offer a year-round programme of artist residencies from our virtual platform.

Find out more on our Residencies page

Read what other artists have said about Arts Lab

Enjoy reading about the range of artists’ experiences working with us for anything from a few days to a couple of years.

Go to What’s been said

Submissions and open calls

We regularly review artists’ submissions for consideration in our online exhibitions and events. If you’re interested in getting involved, please tell us a little about what you do and why, by completing our online application form. Once received, we will arrange for a meeting to discuss potential engagement.


We believe that artists can be catalysts for positive change and forgers of deep connections, and that art makes the world a better place. 

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