Home, Manchester, has announced a partnership with East London’s leading independent arts centre Rich Mix.

The collaboration will see the two arts establishments entering into a new film programming partnership.

Home, Manchester, will provide advice and support, enabling Rich Mix, a charity providing access to culture for all in East London, to continue and extend its presentation of new film releases. Exchanging knowledge and expertise, the organisations will work together to develop audience diversity.  The collaboration will offer an extensive programme of touring seasons, talent development initiatives and events offering exclusive access to emerging and established film makers.

Speaking of the partnership, Jonty Claypole, Chair of Home Trustees and a regular of Rich Mix, commented, “I am thrilled for these two leading independent, not-for-profit organisations to come together and collaborate – it provides a fantastic and unique opportunity for HOME and Rich Mix to expand their programmes, and increase awareness and attendance for specialised film.”

What is Rich Mix?

Located between Shoreditch and Bethnal Green, Rich Mix is an independent arts centre in East London.  A charity and social enterprise, Rich Mix offers live music, film, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and creative activities for people of all ages and cultures.

All profits generated by Rich Mix go back to support its education, arts and community activities.  Through these initiatives, Rich Mix aim to nurture new and local talent.

The building houses five floors with three cinema screens showing mainstream and independent films.  In addition, Rich Mix hosts three performance spaces and two gallery spaces.

Eddie Berg, Chief Executive at Rich Mix, commented: “Rich Mix is now recognised around the world for the excellence and breadth of our programme, the diversity of the artists we nurture, and the strength and breadth of the partnerships and networks we’ve fostered. We’re thrilled to be adding a major new dimension to our partnership working through this key initiative with HOME. It will initially help us expand and diversify our film programme, drawing on HOME’s expertise and success in this area, but will eventually lead to an even more ambitious collaborative model of working between two of the UK’s most celebrated arts centres, further strengthening the links between the capital and the great northern cultural powerhouse of Manchester.”