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2019 marks a decade of artist development at The Lowry

Over that time, we have supported more than 50 artists and companies – and we have learned a lot as an organisation about what helps artists achieve their potential.

Underpinning everything we do is the deeply held belief that the days of a one-size-fits-all approach are over. When we invite an artist into our programme we are committing to taking them on their own terms and providing them with bespoke support over a year or more that truly addresses their individual needs or ambitions.

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

To start a new conversation, email us

To find out more about Artist Development at The Lowry you can download and read our Guide.



Our Mission

The Lowry’s Artist Development Programme is one of most innovative and respected initiatives for artists and companies in the UK. It nurtures their talent and provides bespoke pathways to present their bold, dynamic and innovative work to audiences not just at our home in Salford, Greater Manchester but at venues across the UK and internationally.

The Lowry Artist Development Programme is supported by Arts Council England, Eranda Rothschild Foundation and The Garrick Charitable Trust.

Artist Development Programmes

Visual Artists

The Lowry’s Edits series gives artists and performers a physical space to work in our galleries and time to develop previously unexplored ideas into new works.