The Lowry

The Lowry will be investing over £40,000 in the development of new work by Northern artists in this year’s creative scheme.

This week, the venue in Salford has launched its callout for six independent artists or companies based in the North of England to join its 2024-26 ‘Developed With’ programme.

The scheme aims to support artists in creating ambitious and innovative new work which often opens at The Lowry before touring nationally and internationally.

The Lowry will support a visual artist whose work will be presented in the venue’s gallery, alongside five performance-based artists or companies who will open new work in the Studio Theatre.

The Lowry
The Lowry theatre after the show on Tuesday Credit: Isla Davies

Antonia Beck, The Lowry’s Senior Producer, Artist Development, said: “Investing in talent is one of the cornerstones of our work at The Lowry, and Artist Development is crucial to ensuring the health and vitality of the creative sector.

“Through our Artist Development programmes we not only nurture artists to make exciting, dynamic and meaningful new work but we also support them to take the next step in realising their longer-term ambitions to become the creative and cultural leaders of the future.”

Developed With, which is supported by Arts Council England and Salford City Council, is one of the most longstanding, innovative and respected initiatives for creative talent in the UK.

Since the programme was founded in 2009, other alumni of The Lowry’s Artist Development programmes include Sophie Willian, Theatre Ad Infinitum, Dickson Mbi, Art with Heart, LUNG Theatre, Igor and Moreno, Melissa Johns and Colour the Clouds.

Antonia added: “We are delighted to be launching this callout for our next cohort of ‘Developed With’ artists and look forward to receiving a wide range of applications from performance and visual artists across the North of England.”

The deadline for applications is Thursday July 11 2024, 5pm. For more information and how to apply visit

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