Freelands Artist Programme 2018- 2023

July 2019


The Freelands Artist Programme was created to support and enhance collaboration between 80 emerging artists and four arts organisations from across the UK, to build and strengthen professional arts practice outside of London. As with all the Foundation’s initiatives to date, the programme was established following extensive research into the current landscape of post-university support for emerging artists in the UK.

The winning institutions taking part in the programme were announced in June this year, chosen by a selection panel as follows: Elisabeth Murdoch, Freelands Foundation Founder & Chair; Simeon Barclay, Artist; Sacha Craddock, Curator and Writer; Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery; and Mark Wallinger, Artist.

Alongside PS², Belfast/ Northern Ireland are Site Gallery, Sheffield, England; g39 in Cardiff, Wales and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. This new programme from Freelands Foundation will provide funding totalling £1.5 million over a five-year period. Each institution will curate a series of two-year programmes with five artists annually, allowing those artists to receive much needed support across both creative and professional development.

This programme is funded by the Freelands Foundation.

Walk and sketch in the park

Walk and sketch in the park

June 2019 - September 2019

series of free walking and sketching events with Sharon Kelly and Cilla Wagner


May 2009 - October 2010

Collaborative network for local cultural production and trans-local dissemination

Lead organization: aaa (Paris)
Co-organizations: cultural agencies, Istanbul
public works, London ;
Agency, Sheffield;
PS², Belfast.
For more detais see:

city supplements.

May 2009 - June 2009

An alternative urban survey. Urban art project+ publication+ workshops+ walking tours. Participating artists: Gemma Anderson; Miriam de Búrca; Keith Winter; Lisa Malone; Kevin Flanagan; Sinéad Bhreathnach-Cashell; Phil Hession.

Space Shuttle

March 2006 - April 2007

Six projects of urban creativity and social interaction. Participating artists and groups- Mission1>Call Centre Collective [Aoife Ludlow; Doris Rohr; Ruth Morrow; Emma McClintock; Saoirse Higgins]; Mission 2> Sarah Browne & Gareth Kennedy; Mission 3>Aisling O'Beirn; Mission 4>Siraj Izhar ; Mission 5>Mick O’Kelly; Mission 6>Amy Russell

street archaeology

November 2005 - November 2005

street archaeology, an audio-visual biography of Donegall Street, Belfast. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: aaa, Paris; Seamus Harahan, Belfast; Grace Weir, Dublin; Dave Beech, Manchester; Chris Murphy, Belfast; Mark Orange, New york ; Gillian McIver, London. With contributions from Biggy Bigmore, Dan Jewesbury and Ruth Morrow



Six Projects of Urban Creativity and Social Interaction
Published by PS², Belfast 2007
96 pages, price £5
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city supplements

An alternative urban survey
Published by PS², Belfast 2009
48 pages + 7A3 pull out supplements, price £5.
ISBN: 978-0-9555358-1-9
Orders via bookshops or pssquared


Book Contributions

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture

Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
Edited by Doina Petrescu and Kim Trogal . Routledge, 2017.


Learn To Act. Introducing Eco Nomadic School

Edited by Kathrin Böhm,Tom James and Doina Petrescu. Published by aaa, 2017.
A pdf of the publication is availabl at:



Edited by Doina Petrescu, Constantin Petcou,
Nishat Awan.
Published by atelier d’architecture autogérée,
Paris 2010. Price: £22
ISBN 978-2-9530751-13
A free PDF of the book is available for downloading