Made at HOME – Refugee Week Commission Call Out

Made at HOME is a research and development programme for theatre makers and artists at varying career levels. The programme offers an opportunity to experiment and explore practice, cross-art form ideas and collaborations.

Each year we are committed to delivering a number of Made at HOME opportunities which each offer financial support, dedicated rehearsal space for up to one week and mentoring from our creative team.

This year we are dedicating two Made at HOME commissions in collaboration with Community Arts North West (CAN), for artists or collectives to develop a scratch performance piece to showcase at our Refugee Week Arts Festival. We are particularly looking for proposals from artists from refugee backgrounds. It is fine for the proposal to include artists who are from other backgrounds, as long as the work is refugee-led.

Performances can include anything from theatre, music, poetry, dance or cross-media. We are open to ideas.

The Festival will run from the 15-21 June 2019 and proposing artists should be available to perform within that week. You can find out more about our 2018 Refugee Week Arts Festival here

Companies and artists who have recently benefited from this Made at HOME programme of work include Cheryl Martin, Nwando Ebizie, Dorcas Sebuyange and Melanie Wilson. .

We have two commissions available. Each successful applicant will receive a £1,000 development fee plus dedicated rehearsal space for up to one week and mentoring from HOME’s creative team. The final piece will show as part of the HOME & CAN produced Refugee Week Festival, and will be marketed as part of the festival programme.

To apply please email with a short statement telling us a bit more about you as an artist and your practice with a brief overview of your project proposal.