What we do

CIRCA Projects is an organisation that collaborates with local and international artists and partners to initiate contemporary art situations exploring context and format, rooted in the specific conditions of the northeast of England. It is run by Adam Phillips, Dawn Bothwell and Sam Watson.


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CIRCA Projects’ office is based within The Northern Charter, a studio group and project space in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Please send all postal mail to this address. Please also note that our office is not open to the public on a general basis.

CIRCA Projects
Fifth Floor, 39 Pilgrim St.
Newcastle upon Tyne

Advisory Panel

CIRCA Projects is a not for profit limited company registered in England and Wales (company no. 7689338). It is supported by an advisory panel consisting of:

Dan Holdsworth

Lucy Steeds
Editor, Afterall Exhibition Histories Series

Sean Nicolson
Executive Business Director

Pete O’Hara
FCA, Chartered Accountant

Alistair Robinson
Director, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art