Creative collaborations

Every 6 months Ugly Duck seeks creative projects to take place in our spaces. We manage our arts programme in this way so that we can build a well-rounded programme of events.

We programme a diverse range of projects, and whilst we work closely with artists, we are also keen to see submissions from groups in other disciplines including but not limited to architecture; science, information and technology; social sciences; activism. We are interested in projects that involve audiences in new and dynamic ways, work across disciplines, and educate and advocate for social, political and environmental change.

In general, we allocate the successful applicants half the building for a full Saturday and Sunday. Collaborators have the option to either pay £500+VAT for the weekend hire (or £750+VAT if your project requires the whole building), or run a box office split, with Ugly Duck getting 40% of ticket sales. This is to cover electricity, heating, staffing and promotion of the event. Ugly Duck helps to promote the events, though the oncoming project is expected to be responsible for the bulk of marketing.


If you would like to get an idea of what we're looking for please read the brief from our last round.  

Please note that the details of the application process and programme terms and conditions are subject to change.

To discuss art projects or get more details please contact Geraldine on

The last application round closed in February 2016. Please keep an eye on this page, or follow us on Twitter, for future opportunities.