Dominic Bennett

Dominic joined HOME as a member of Project X in 2016. Project X was a collective of young artists aged 18-25. Following twelve months of research and planning, the Project X Collective curated and programmed a month long takeover of HOME in August 2017. The programme was called This Is Human and attracted 1000 visits across 21 events. A highlight of this was Dominic’s computer game, Weasel Nation, which he worked with game designers to create and featured characters with disabilities, voiced by friends at Venture Arts.

Following this Dominic, and cousin Pat, have gone on to create AMP (Accessible Music Productions) and popular accessible club night, House Party, in collaboration with us at HOME. With Dominic sharing his love of rap, hip hop and making music whilst creating a platform for disabled artists to showcase their music.

Alongside all this, Dominic is one of our regular and now expert, HOME Volunteers! His role is public facing and is key to helping us welcome people, engage with new audiences and spread the word about our programmes. Dominic also supports our Exhibitions, as a Gallery Engager, welcoming people to our gallery space and helping us to get important feedback to develop our programmes further. Fridays wouldn’t be the same without Dom and we were super proud when he went on to win Young Creative of the Year at the Manchester Culture Awards 2018.

Big shout out and thanks to Dominic for spending his time and sharing his passion and enthusiasm with us at HOME!

Volunteering at HOME

Many of our volunteers joined us at the very beginning when HOME opened in 2015 and have helped to shape our volunteer scheme. We’ve now got a team of over 50 volunteers who continue to help shape our venue by engaging further with our audiences and connecting us to communities across Manchester.

Volunteer roles at HOME can include supporting our art, cinema and theatre programme, engaging with our audiences at our varied events and festivals, supporting our engagement team with activities at HOME and across Manchester and seasonal activities across the year. Volunteer roles are flexible and our programme includes volunteer socials and events to get involved in!

To hear from some of our current volunteers, and for more info, visit our Volunteer Webpage, or for a chat about how to get involved get in touch: 0161 213 3456

  • Theatre Front of House Volunteer Role

    To support audiences during performances in HOME’s
    main theatre spaces.

  • Cinema Events Volunteer Role

    To support special events in HOME’s cinema spaces,
    working with audiences and event producers.

  • Community Event Support Volunteer Role

    To assist the HOME Engagement Team to meet and
    engage with communities across Manchester.

  • Gallery Engager Volunteer Role

    To support the visitor experience in the Main Gallery
    and to help collect vital audience data for HOME.

Current opportunities

We’re partnered with some of the most prestigious cultural venues in Manchester.

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