CENSUS is a periodic survey of artists and curators in the North West region and a way

for PROFORMA to map activity and practices. CENSUS takes the form of remote interviews, studio visits where possible, informal crits and/or general catch up to discuss your work

and practice.

For April - June 2021 we are changing CENSUS. Successful applicants will be paid £50

for a 1hr session with PROFORMA director Chris Bailkoski and a leading Artist or Curator. There will also be a free follow up session in order to evaluate participants progress. 


***CENSUS is now Closed***CENSUS is now Closed***

Please complete the form below with answers to the following questions:

- What do you want to discuss in your 1 hr CENSUS session? 

- Where are you based? (North West regions only -  CheshireCumbriaGreater ManchesterLancashire and Merseyside)  

- How has the past year affected your practice? 

- Do you have any access requirements?

Please select a time (10:00, 12:00 or 14:00) and a date:

8th April

22nd April 

13th May

27th May

10th June

24th June

On 8th April our CENSUS guest is artist Jo Clements

Jo Clements is a fine artist based in Manchester. She

has a fine art, practice based PhD which examined

artists interaction with regional and online film archives

and continues to explore archival materials with a focus

on the potential for re-interpretation through new


Supported by a-n she completed the RD1st Coaching

programme and continues to support artists nationally

through individual coaching and mentoring as well as

for @artsemergencya-n, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool

and Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. She was the overall

winner of the Greater Manchester Arts Prize 2018 and was on the selection panel for the

2019 prize. Clements recently left HE to concentrate exclusively on her coaching and arts


Selection Criteria:

- CENSUS is open to North West based artists and curators from any discipline and

career stages.

- Participants are currently selected on a first come first served basis 

- Where demand is greater than the dates we have available, we will endeavour to

contact all applicants directly and offer feedback relating to their answers to the

questions outlined above 


Thanks for submitting, we will be in touch soon.