HOME Arches

This September, we will open HOME Arches, a pioneering talent development hub to offer transformational support to artists in the North West.  

HOME Arches is a £3.5m project to support artists across a variety of disciplines in Greater Manchester by providing free high-quality studio and training spaces, alongside its extensive programme of residencies, events and workshops.

Spanning three railway arches situated between our main building and Whitworth Street West, the building and programme design have been created in consultation with artists.

HOME Arches will offer 5,000 hours of free creating space annually, with 50% of studio space dedicated to artists from groups currently underrepresented in the industry, including members of the Global Majority, d/Deaf and disabled artists and artists from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

HOME Arches will transform the quality of studio space in Manchester, incubating outstanding art for audiences here at HOME and beyond. 

How can you help?

HOME Arches is being funded through £2.3m UK Government Levelling Up funding, a £0.7m contribution from Manchester City Council and £0.5m fundraised by HOME, including grants from the Foyle Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.

We have £50,000 left to raise for the equipment, tools and facilities required to develop outstanding work – can you help by making a donation today?

Donate to HOME Arches and your support goes beyond bricks and mortar. You will be contributing to funded fellowships, training, and employment opportunities; ensuring we can give the time and space to the creators whose art you love to see on our screens, in our theatres and on our gallery walls. 

£25 could supply a stage weight for our theatre makers 
£50 could provide a blackboard for artists working and creating in our R&D space  
£150 could install a soundbar speaker in the rehearsal room 
£320 could cover the cost of eight hours’ worth of studio time for one artist 
£1,600 could provide a week’s studio time for one artist 
£5,000 could fund ‘Explore & Develop’ grants for new ideas 
£10,000 could purchase a lighting control desk  

There are a number of ways you can support: 


Donate to HOME Arches

This autumn, HOME will open HOME Arches: a pioneering talent development hub offering free studio space and an extensive development programme to artists. We have £50,000 left to raise, can you help by making a donation today? Thank you.