Northern Narratives Studios produces its own core projects throughout the year alongside various evolving projects in collaboration with partners and artists.


This project is currently in development as a core offering from Northern Narratives Studios to provide opportunities and platforms to those working in all creative roles within photography. More information to follow in Autumn 2023.

Photograph copyright: Ken Grant 


We have been delighted to offer small bursaries to graduates in the past to support them in the transition from University to freelance work. Our 2023/24 bursaries will be offered in Autumn 2023.

Photograph copyright: Ken Grant 

Research Residency

We are partnering with Hundred Heroines in a new joint venture, to undertake an innovative ‘Organisation in Residence‘ programme based in the city of Gloucester, UK. The residency, which will focus on women in documentary photography, will begin in August 2023. It will involve weekly collaboration between the two organisations with a view to developing creative projects and community outreach initiatives

Photograph copyright: Marketa Luskacova

Workshops, Mentorship & Support

Throughout the year we will be offering workshops on all levels of career development. These will be national & international workshops and details of these for 2023/24 to follow in Autumn 2023. 

We also offer mentorship and development support to creatives working in all areas of photography to assist them in growing their funding, their projects and their reach. For information on these please contact:


Photograph copyright: Ken Grant 

Ken Grant Studios & Archive

Northern Narratives Studios manages the productions and archive of photographer Ken Grant and throughout the year undertakes projects with his work in partnership with selected publishers and galleries. In 2024 a number of books and exhibitions from a 4 year residency by Ken Grant in the South Wales Valleys will be coming to fruition.

Photograph copyright: Ken Grant


Business Development Support

Providing support for arts growth

With 10 years experience of leading the growth and development for a number of key festivals, galleries, artists and arts/charity organisations across the UK, our team are well placed to provide development support for those seeking to grow their work and arts business. 

Our work involves offering consultancy advice and practical support on  a number of key areas of arts management and development including:

  • Funding for capital, revenue and projects
  • Creating funding/development plans
  • Funding audits
  • Raising your profile in the sector
  • Addressing sustainability for your work
  • Taking your project from idea to final outcome

For more information on our previous work and our current offering contact:


Photograph copyright: Ken Grant

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