Emerging Artists Programme
Hope Street's internationally renowned Emerging Artists Programme, runs for 6 months. It is a full-time intensive programme that provides participants with the opportunity to create their own work, alongside professional artists of international calibre, learn the business skills needed to work in the arts and cultural sector, network and meet key personnel in other major creative organisations in Liverpool, and more.
For examples of what was produced during the last three programmes,  please visit 2014, 2012 and 2016.

The projects in 2016 included:
  • 'The Many Faces of Francis Bacon', a masked invasion of the Tate Liverpool’s hidden spaces
  • 'The Last Utopian', an immersive theatrical game set in a dystopian world of science fiction, in partnership with the Bluecoat
  • 'The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe', a devised play at the Everyman Studio inspired by the international best-seller of the same name
...and more.

Please click to download the Evaluation Report. 

In addition to creating spectacular performances, all our emerging artists participate in Business Matters, a programme that provides the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for working in the arts and cultural industries. This includes:
  • producing a career-orientated biography and CV
  • building up a portfolio of work
  • meeting key personnel in the majority of the city’s cultural organisations
  • gaining knowledge about job application processes
  • increased awareness of the arts industry through networking with COoL & LARC organisations
  • attending seminars that include Arts Council England, Culture Liverpool and Equity

This year's programme has now finished, but if you have any questions about the programme, or volunteering opportunities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call us on 0151 708 8007 or browse our Frequently Asked Questions.
Race Against Time - live action gameWHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
“An enriching experience non-comparable to any other..."
"The commitment required to complete the programme taught us great discipline which will set us up well for our future careers.”
“Hope Street EAP is a fantastic journey and a great platform for professional development.”
“A unique supportive bridge into the industry. The programme is exciting, fun-filled, creatively stimulating and immersive. It’s a networking opportunity like no other which encourages artists to push their own boundaries.”
“The EAP 2014 experience has filled our souls with so much passion and enthusiasm to fulfil our career in the arts #dreams #yolo.”

Hope Street has been supporting Emerging Artists in Liverpool for 27 years, running this unique professional development programme for anyone over 18 (no upper age limit) from anywhere in the world. Our artists have forged successful careers for themselves and secured employment with various organisations, including Lantern Company, 20 Stories High, Everyman Theatre, European City of Sport 2016, The Challenge, Brouhaha and National Museums of Liverpool.
Hope Street Ltd reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify, in any way, information relating to the programme.


Hope Street is a charity and we rely on public funding to deliver our exceptional programmes for free. Please show your support by giving what you can: