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

• 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, Z-arts;

• a Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts & 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 + staff;

• a Greater Manchester Independent Artist Initiative supporting partner — alongside other GM arts & culture organisations, exploring ways to support independent artists and companies in our city region to develop and share their work in 2021 as we emerge from COVID-19 restrictions;

• a Live Art UK member — a national network supporting and developing the UK’s live art infrastructure for the benefit of artists, presenters, and audiences.

We are pleased to count among our other friends and regular partners:
Chanje Kunda
Compass Live Art
Contact — Emergency, Turn + Works Ahead partners
Darren Pritchard Dance
In Between Time
Live Art Development Agency (LADA)
Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University
Making Room
Michael Pinchbeck
MMU: Performance at Manchester School of Theatre
NIAMOS — Emergency 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
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.
Updated 5 July 2021