Brighton Dome In-House Artist Scheme

Organisation: Brighton Dome
Deadline: 22/01/23
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Brighton Dome’s vision is for a thriving artist ecology in Brighton and Hove.

We want artists to feel welcome and involved in BDBF as we re-open our Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre spaces and launch Anita’s Room, our creative space for artists. Following a successful pilot year we have revised our offer and are excited to find two artists who can benefit and be In House Artists with us for a year.

What are we offering?

1 year of in-depth support for 2 artists

We want to continue our development as an anti-racist organisation and would welcome expressions of interest from artists who identify as Black, Asian or from another ethnic backgrounds which may have been marginalised or who have experienced racism. We also want to hear from artists who may be under-represented in the arts sector especially people with a disability, who identify as D/deaf, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, or from a working-class background or those with a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

Given the new resource for dance in the city at South East Dance and the artistic fields of our last In House Artists, we want to ensure even distribution of support to other artforms and we are particularly interested to hear from people working with music and/or song, children/family work, circus and digital art. Artists working in other artforms or disciplines represented in Brighton Dome programming such as spoken word or new writing, dance, theatre and performance art are still welcome to apply.

Our commitment to the artists

£5k per artist

In addition we can offer:

  • Monthly check in calls/meet with one of our team
  • Access to 2 weeks of free in-kind time in Anita’s Room
  • Contact us for ad hoc advice, read through of draft funding applications
  • Use of BDBF office space to hot desk and meeting rooms (when available)
  • Up to 3 mentoring sessions from past In House Artists or our team
  • Promoting your practice on our website, social media etc
  • You will be part of ‘the team’ and invited to staff events and socials with access to staff ticket offers on our ‘own programme’, access to our employee assistance scheme, venue access pass etc
  • Join our alumni of In House Artists once the residency year is over with continued connectivity to our team and programme
  • We can arrange small audiences to come and watch/listen/experience work in progress and feedback
  • Other support based on negotiation between us on what may support your specific practice and access requirements

Your commitment to BDBF

  • Attend 4 programming meetings per year – contribute ideas or give feedback on plans
  • Willing to act as an ‘on call’ peer mentor/critical friend for BDBF and who is willing to speak publicly on behalf of artists in the city and BDBF
  • Participate in activity to make the residence transparent to other artists and our audiences – this will be mutually agreed but probably something like 1 Q&A session, taking part in ‘talking head’ type videos, tagging us in your social posts about work supported by/related to BDBF and keeping a record of your time in residence – can be in any form – photos, diary, blog, reel, scrapbook etc etc


  • You will be based in the BN postcode.
  • You can be an individual artist or working in a company or collaborative group (although the cash support is one lump sum no matter the size of group)
  • You are working as a professional artist. We can’t accept applications from full-time students or people aged under 18.

How to apply:

We are asking for Expressions of interests by Sunday 22 January 2023. Please send the following things to [email protected] – either in a written document, an audio file or video submission:

  • In 500 words or less tell us what do you hope to do artistically in 2023 and how would this residency help you achieve that?
  • Please provide one paragraph from a colleague or peer in support of your work as an artist.
  • Let us know if you have a disability or other access requirements. We can work with you to put support in place to ensure your In House Artist residency is accessible and successful.
  • Please attach your CV and up to three links to videos or audios of your past work. We won’t have time to look at more than three.
  • Tell us your name, email, phone number and address.
  • Please fill out this anonymous monitoring form

Selection will be with a diverse panel of creatives from the city and we will personally respond to every applicant. We aim to let everyone know the decisions by 10 February 2023.

Q&A sessions on the scheme

We know that you may have questions about the scheme, about Brighton Dome or about how to apply. Come along to a Q&A sessions for a chance to hear directly from one of our team about the scheme, ask questions and hear about other ways Brighton Dome supports artists and will do in coming years.

Tue 10 Jan
5pm on Zoom
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Mon 16 Jan
12.30pm on Zoom
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Thurs 19 Jan
12.30pm on Zoom
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You can also email [email protected] with questions.

Organisation: Brighton Dome
Deadline: 22/01/23
Apply Online