hÅb's Partners

Updated 12 August 2021

We can only function in partnership with a host of other organisations and networks, some of whom are linked to below. hÅb is:

• an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, supported using public funding;

• a core Divergency partner alongside STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North) — an ongoing artist development programme encouraging diversity in live art;

• a Greater Manchester Artist Hub partner — a joint artist development project supporting independent artists and freelance creatives across the city region with: Community Arts Northwest, Contact, HOME, Manchester International Festival, Octagon Theatre Bolton, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, SICK! Festival, STUN, The Lowry, Waterside Arts & Creative Industries Trafford, and Z-arts;

• a Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network member — an LGBT Foundation Project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, supporting cultural partners to become more inclusive and transform how they engage with LGBTQ+ audiences, participants, artists, and staff;

• a Live Art UK member — a national network, supporting and developing the Live Art infrastructure for the benefit of artists, presenters, and audiences;

• a Manchester Independents lead partner — supporting and spotlighting GM artists, alongside other cultural organisations and businesses, in a growing roster of projects, events, performances, and exhibitions to the end of October.

We are pleased to count among our other friends and regular partners:
Chanje Kunda
Compass Live Art
ContactEmergency, Works Ahead, Turn partners
Darren Pritchard Dance
In Between Time
Live Art Development Agency (LADA)
Lancaster Arts
Making Room
Michael Pinchbeck
MMU: Performance at Manchester School of Theatre
NIAMOSEmergency/StopGap partners
Pigeon Theatre
Proto-type Theater
Reckless Sleepers
Royal Exchange Theatre
STUN (Sustained Theatre Up North)Divergency partners
The Arden: Theatre and Performance
The Guinness Partnership — Domestic I + II partners
The LowryWTF programme partners
the Whitworth
Two Destination Language
UCLan: Theatre
University of Salford: Theatre and Performance Practice
Work for Change — home to making space “The Yard”
Z-artsHaphazard partners

In 2012 we were pleased to partner with Live at LICA (now Lancaster Arts) to produce the Getting It Out There symposium on touring; a FREE publication produced with the Live Art Development Agency following the event can be downloaded here.

N.B. from April 2012 to March 2016 hÅb was funded by Manchester City Council through the Manchester Cultural Partnership.