Bryony Kimmings and Javaad Alipoor are among artists that have been commissioned by Manchester arts venue Home to create new work while in isolation.
The new series, Homemakers, will feature theatre and live art makers as they create work in their homes. It is designed for an audience, which is also based at home.
Artists commissioned so far include Bryony Kimmings, Javaad Alipoor, Ad Infinitum and Plaster Cast Theatre.
The project was set up by Home’s associate director Jude Christian in an effort to address the crisis facing artists, audiences and arts organisations.
She said: “Like everyone else, Home is currently facing an unprecedented and unpredictable situation, and our resources are severely limited. However, Homemakers is designed to evolve, and we’ll be collaborating with our colleagues across the industry to expand the project.”
Opened in 2015, Home is a multi-purpose arts venue in Manchester that programmes theatre, dance, film and visual art.
Home is one of a number of arts organisations that have already announced new schemes to create digital programming and support artists while theatres are closed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, including the National Theatre of Scotland and the McOnie Company.