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Artist Development

OVERVIEW

The Lowry’s Artist Development Programme is one of the most innovative and respected initiatives for artists and companies in the UK. Since 2009 we have been developing a nationally visible profile as a leader in the field of artist development, championing this as an area of specialist practice that is crucial to ensuring the health and vitality of the arts sector and encouraging the development of a national understanding of best practice. 

We nurture talent and provide bespoke pathways to present bold, dynamic and innovative work to audiences and visitors not just at our home in Salford, Greater Manchester but at venues across the UK and internationally. 

We value investment in people rather than projects, building long-term, bespoke relationships with makers which don’t start or end with a performance or exhibition, and instead focus on long-lasting, strategic support. 

We prioritise support for artists currently under-represented in the sector including those who may be marginalised due to their age, sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, disability status, religion or belief, socio-economic status, caring or parental responsibilities. We prioritise access within our planning, budgeting and processes so that our opportunities and activities are accessible to all.  

We are always excited to talk to new partners, artists and funders about ways we might be able to work together. 

The Lowry Artist Development Programme is supported by Arts Council England and Salford City Council. 

 

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Testimonials

Faith Dodkins
Faith Dodkins, Producer for TalkShow, previous Developed With company

“The Lowry’s Developed With programme is a unique opportunity for mid-career artists like Talk Show to be part of an in-depth and rigorous process. Having a venue like The Lowry championing artists like us so passionately with a genuine understanding of our needs has been a huge boost, giving the company recognition, space to focus and vital bespoke support.”