We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded investment from the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund.
Since HOME opened in 2015, nurturing the talent of early career artists has been a central pillar of our work. Our Artists 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 webpage for details.