Made at HOME Opportunity

Made at HOME is our research and development programme which provides different levels of support for artists making work. The programme offers an opportunity to experiment and explore practice, cross-art form ideas and collaborations without the pressure of public presentation. Open to artists working in theatre, film, visual art and digital, we are looking to support a range of exciting new projects. There is no geographical criteria to apply.

There are two different types of support available as part of Made at HOME:


This opportunity is designed to be the most flexible, light touch way of supporting an idea or project to get off the ground. This can be used for both professional development and research opportunities. This fund provides seed funding (up to £500) with access to development space alongside support from Talent Development producing team.


This opportunity is designed for artists who are ready to experiment further with an idea or project in a deeper way.

Each year we are committed to up to four Develop opportunities which each offer financial support (up to £2,000), dedicated development space and bespoke mentoring from our creative team. At the end of each opportunity there will be a chance to share and discuss the work with our team.

If you are unsure of the right opportunity for you, please book a session with a member of the Talent Development team to discuss your idea, just head here to book a slot.

What we are particularly interested in:

  • Work that is provocative, playful and contemporary, of Manchester and the world.
  • Cross art form projects
  • Work that is socially or politically engaged
  • Innovative ideas that break new ground
  • Ideas that reflect Manchester’s diversity
  • Work from emerging and mid-career artists

To Apply:

For Explore:

Please send us a short summary of your project, when you would ideally like the project to happen and the support you would like from HOME.

Please email to with the subject line ‘Your Name, Explore’ and then take 2 minutes to fill this monitoring form. 

For Develop:

Please fill in this brief form. If you have any problems filling in these forms please email

Deadline for 2019 applications: Friday 7 June 2019

From 2020, there will be two points a year to apply for Explore & Develop opportunities. February for projects taking place April to September and May for projects taking place September to March.