Residency opportunity: At HOME with Jerwood 2024

In partnership with Jerwood Arts, we are delighted to announce applications are open for At HOME with Jerwood, a paid residency and artist development opportunity running Apr 2024 - Mar 2025

At HOME with Jerwood is supported by the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund


Since HOME opened in 2015, nurturing the talent of early career artists has been a central focus of our work. Our Artist Development programme supports over 750 artists, filmmakers and theatre makers every year through workshops, training courses, commissions, residencies, and mentoring.

At HOME with Jerwood will support four artists to make a step change in their practice and careers.

This opportunity is open to individuals and companies across all art forms who are:

  • Currently living and making work in the North West
  • In their first three to ten years of practice
  • Working in any discipline HOME is involved in: Theatre and Live Art, Digital, Film (inc. narrative, documentary, animation and artist film) and Visual Arts

The selected artists will be in residence at HOME for a year from April 2024 to March 2025.

Over the course of the year, you will undertake a tailored residency which will include training, practical making, development opportunities and mentoring from our creative team alongside industry professionals.
The end of the residency will culminate in a sharing of your project, which could be with your peers, professionals or a public audience. This bespoke sharing will be down to the individual artist and project which could take a variety of forms and scale.

At HOME with Jerwood is also supported by the Noël Coward Foundation.


The residencies will run (part-time) from April 2024 to March 2025, working closely with our Artist Development team to create a programme of support that is tailored to specific needs, circumstances and aspirations.

It will include

£12k split as follows:

  • £9K to cover the cost of your time.
  • £3k to cover whatever you need to achieve your project outside of paying for your time. For example, it could cover material, studio space, kit, collaborator’s time.

Further support, in cash or in kind, administered by the HOME team in conversation with the selected artist consisting of:

  • Training opportunities. This could be in house, using the expertise and skills of the HOME team or external.
  • Access fund to enable you to take part in the residency. This could be to cover transport, translation, or anything else we haven’t thought about.
  • Access to HOME’s rehearsal room to play and experiment – if relevant to your project. Other spaces might be available depending on our schedule of activities. Please note, this opportunity doesn’t include the provision of a permanent artist studio space, but the £3K budget can be used towards this.
  • In-house producing support throughout the residency.
  • A creative mentor to provide regular artistic support inc. one to ones, dramaturgical support, observing work and critical feedback.

The end of the residency will culminate in a sharing of your project, which could take a variety of forms and scale depending on what you would like to achieve.

  • The audience could be your peers, industry professionals or the public.
  • It could be a piece of work – whether it a polished, finished project; a work in progress or a mix of both.
  • It could be the documentation of how you’ve spent your time during your residency.

The purpose of this residency is to provide a supportive platform for the development of artists’ work and practice – the outcome will therefore be led by your needs and goals.

You must:

  • Have been creating work professionally for a minimum of three years and maximum of 10 years (not including full-time education).
  • Have an artistic practice in either Theatre, Film, Digital or Visual Arts.
  • Be at a pivotal moment in your career and looking to make a step change in your artistic practice.
  • Have an idea of what you would like to explore during the residency. This could be a specific project, new collaboration or exploring different ways of working.
  • Consider your artistic practice and work to be in line with HOME’s artistic ambition and mission
  • Be based in the North West (The North West comprises Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Manchester) at time of application and throughout the residency.
  • Not already be the recipient of Jerwood Arts funding.

We strive to present a vibrant, diverse programme that is reflective of the region that we live in. We believe that this can only truly be achieved if the artists we work with at HOME encompasses a broad range of beliefs and vantage points.

We particularly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the industry as a result of barriers arising from social, gender, financial, ethnic, cultural, geographic or educational disadvantage or disability.

We wouldn’t want circumstances beyond your control preventing you from applying for this opportunity. If you need support with transport, translation, childcare or any other costs we haven’t thought about, we have an access fund to support your involvement. Please let us know how we can help in your expression of interest .


In 2020 we worked with the National Freelance Taskforce to look at our application process. In response to their feedback, we have implemented several stages to the way artists apply for opportunities at HOME.

  • Stage One: Expression of interest

Deadline: Mon 4 Dec, 13:00.

Artists complete a brief expression of interest (EOI) via a short form. This could be answered in writing, audio or video

All EOI will be longlisted to around 60 applications by the HOME Artist Development team to go to the artist panel.

All applicants will be informed of the status of their expression of interest during the week starting Mon 15 Jan 2024

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any feedback on applications that are not selected for the longlist.

  • Stage Two: Shortlisting

The artist panel, along with HOME Artist Development team, will select a shortlist of around 25 applications to go to third stage.

All longlisted applicants will be informed of the status of their expression of interest by Fri 9 Feb 2024

People who are not shortlisted will be offered feedback from the panel, should they want it.

  • Stage Three: Informal interviews

Shortlisted artists will be invited to a conversation with the artist panel, taking place between Mon 26 Feb and Thu 14 Mar 2024

You will be sent the questions common to all conversations in advance and get one-to-one producer support from a member of HOME artist development team. These one-to-one sessions aim to support you in the process and discuss areas of your expression of interest you may want to flesh out or clarify ahead of meeting the panel. You will not be required to produce or send further materials; you are of course welcome to if you feel this would help.

Each shortlisted application will receive £50 to cover this process.

All applications at this stage will be offered feedback, should they want it.

All applicants will be informed by the end March 2024.


You can download the list of questions ahead of filling in the form in this document

The document also contains advice on format, length and content, please read it thoroughly before you start your application.

For us to keep track of all applications effectively, we would prefer if you filled in our online form.

Please see a list of the formats available below.

However,we understand filling in a form may not be accessible to everybody. Wording the actual answers to the questions is up to you but if you need practical support in filling in the form, we are here to help.

If you require help or would like to submit your expression of interest in a different way, please get in touch with either Tiffany Bowman, Alice Wilde, Isabelle Croissant or Davinia Jokhi by email on or phone on 0161 212 3400

  • Contact details: In writing using the online form.
  • Application questions: Feel free to answer the questions in whatever medium works best for you (audio, writing or video). There is space in the form for you to add a link to your visual, audio or video answers. We have added advice on how to make a link to your video or audio in the downloadable question list.

You can download all the questions to prepare in advance as a word document here

Click on the big blue “submit an expression of interest” button on this page or simply follow this link

Frequently Asked Questions

For the majority of artists, we define the start of your artistic practice from when you had your first professional engagement, such as your first group show in a gallery, film in a festival, published work or theatre performance.

The length of time you have been practicing as an artist may be linear, or may be more interrupted. We are happy to consider the length of your practice as the time before and after any pause.

The residency is approximately 60 days during the period of the residency (Apr 2024 to March 2025). We are happy to discuss what would work best for your project and with your schedule. This could be a day a week for that whole period or delivered in blocks of time, whatever works best for you to achieve your objectives.

Calling yourself an artist is more common in certain creative practices than others.

We define an artist as anyone involved in Theatre, Film, Digital, Sound or Visual Arts, provided their artistic practice and work aligns with HOME’s artistic ambition and mission and they envision their work fitting well within our existing programme.

This opportunity is open to a wide range of practitioners including film producers, filmmakers, creative technologists, curators, sound artists, theatre producers/makers and many more. In our view, they can all call themsleves artists and we welcome applications from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.

This opportunity is open to people currently living and making work in the North West,  based on the postcode of your residence. Yorkshire and Derbishire are not in the North West. We understand this can be frustrating when you are physically not far away from our venue in Manchester but there are limitation tied tour funding and this is one of them.

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