We are delighted to announce investment from Jerwood Arts to deliver At HOME with Jerwood – a transformative support programme for early-career artists in the North West.
Since HOME opened in 2015, nurturing the talent of early career artists has been a central pillar of our work. Our Artist Development programme supports over 750 artists, film makers and theatre makers every year through workshops, training courses, commissions, residencies and mentoring. At HOME with Jerwood is an exciting new 12–month bespoke residency for eight cross art–form artists in the North-West to make a step change in their practice and career.
The selected artists will spend one whole year attached to HOME, working closely with our Artist Development team to create a programme of support that is tailored to their specific needs, circumstances and aspirations. Each residency will culminate in a public facing artistic outcome either as part of PUSH Festival, HOME’s biennial cross art–form festival for early career artists, or as a stand-alone event. The nature of the outcome may take many forms: a piece of theatre, an artist film, exhibition, installation, or digital intervention; and scales: a scratch performance, a public sharing, or a full production. The purpose of this public facing outcome is to provide a supportive platform for the development of the artists’ work and practice – the outcome will therefore be led by their needs and goals.
Over two years, we will recruit two cross art–form cohorts of participants (four per year) who are in the first ten years of their practice, based in the North-West, have exceptional potential, are interested in how their work could evolve in a cross art–form venue, and are committed to developing their artistic practice.
We will identify and select artists through an open call expression of interest, followed by a full application from shortlisted applicants. We will provide full application details in the New Year. Please keep an eye on our social media channels and our Artist Development webpage for details.
Dave Moutrey CEO & Artistic Director had this to say: We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Jerwood Arts for the very first time. This investment will enable us to step up our work with artists in the North-West and provide meaningful and flexible paid opportunities for artists to make a step change in their practice and careers. We are particularly excited that this funding will allow us to work closely with eight cross art–form artists over the next two years and look forward to supporting the selected artists in the course of their residency.
At HOME with Jerwood is one of twelve programmes to be announced by Jerwood Arts today, creating a growing portfolio of fully resourced opportunities for artists at a pivotal moment in their careers to gain new skills, experiment with their practice and make new work. The disciplines span from digital art to printmaking, opera singing to set design, and inter/multi-disciplinary practices that reflect how the next generation are defining themselves. Read the full funding announcement here.
At HOME with Jerwood is also supported by Noël Coward Foundation.