Accessibility

Although HOME is a self-initiated space, we are committed to opening our doors to all people. Our accessibility offering will continue to develop and grow with us, and as more resources become available to us we aim to improve the support we can offer to our visitors. We are continually learning and revising how to be more open and inclusive. We welcome dialogues with other organisations and individuals who are also learning around accessibility, or who have feedback or suggestions on how we do things. Below is a list of the reasonable adjustments we have made to make our space more inclusive. If there is a way we can make our space more accessible to you please feel free to contact our Studio Manager at joana(at)homebyrm(dot)space


Our approach to accessibility is informed by the invaluable research of many artists and activists, and the open resources that have been created by them. Some of the key resources we’ve used to inform our work are:

Carolyn Lazard’s Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice

Leah Clements, Alice Hattrick, and Lizzy Rose’s Access Docs For Artists

Invalid Art and Bella Milroy’s Disability Inclusive Email Signatures

Our Building


Mobility access

HOME is accessed by a lift, or two flights of stairs.

Our lift is 150cm wide and 120cm deep.

Unfortunately we are current having issues with our lift, so please contact us ahead of your visit to ensure we can prepare for your visit.


Restrooms

Our restroom is open to all-genders and wheelchair accessible. The door is 90cm wide.

Seating

Different types of seating are provided throughout our space. We have dining chairs without armrests, armchairs without armrests and two armchairs with one armrest. We welcome people to take the time to sit and rest. If there is a type of seating we do not provide, which would be more accessible to you, please contact us.


Accessing our exhibitions remotely

Our exhibitions will always be viewable online via our website, for anyone that isn’t able to physically get to our space. Presently, this will be through still photographs and accompanying text, but we are developing strategies to give more interactive walk-throughs of the shows.


Dog Friendly

HOME is a dog friendly space. Service animals are always welcome into our space, as are non-service animals. Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times. 


Location

HOME is located on the Second Floor of 397-399 Hornsey Road, London, N19 4DX. 


Transport Options

Rail

Upper Holloway Rail station is an 11 minute walk away, with overground links to Barking and Gospel Oak. 


Crouch Hill Rail station is an 11 minute walk away, 


Finsbury Park Rail Station is a 19 minute walk way, or 13 minute bus ride, with rail services to London Kings Cross, Moorgate, Cambridge, Horsham, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City. 


Bus

The nearest bus stops are:

Bavaria Road (Stop M) is a one minute walk away, with buses 91 and N91.

Hornsey Road (Stop F) is a two minute walk away, with bus 210.

Hornsey Road (Stop NP) is a 10 minute walk away, with buses 4, 24, 91, 253, 254, 259, N29, N91, N253, N279.


Underground

Archway Tube Station is a 17 minute walk away, or 14 minute bus ride, with access to the Northern Line. 


Finsbury Park Tube Station is a 19 minute walk way, or 13 minute bus ride, with access to the Piccadilly and Victoria lines.

Pricing

HOME is free to enter. We aim for as many of our events as possible to be free or low-cost, and have concessions and sliding scale options. We offer payment plans and sliding scale options for purchasing works, for more information please contact us.

Exhibitions

Essays and Texts

Large Text Format

All our exhibition texts are made available in a large-text format in the space.


Audio Reading

All our essays will be released with an accompanying audio reading of the text.

Content Warnings

Content warnings will be provided in writing at the beginning of a text or video, or in the wall text of an exhibition.


Our Website

Audio Reading

We are currently working to implement audio readings of our website.


Open Calls and Opportunities

Audio version

All our open calls and opportunities will have an audio version of the text.


Submissions

Our opportunities can be applied for via text, audio recording or video. Specific details will be made available for each opportunity.

Our Working Practices and Team

HOME Team

Alongside our wider freelance team, our permanent team consists of:

Director: Ronan Mckenzie, b. London 1994. Nationality, British of Afro-Caribbean Descent.

Studio Manager: Joana Castro Pontes, b. Lisbon 1986. Nationality, Portuguese.


Open opportunities

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those who are underrepresented in the arts, including but not limited to Disabled people, BIPOC, trans and LBTQIA+ communities. HOME prioritises working with BIPOC artists. 

Making our workplace inclusive

As well as prioritising the inclusivity of our art space to audiences, we aim to adapt our internal working structures to be accommodating to an individual’s access requirements and preferred methods of working. We aim to begin new working relationships by seeking to understand how we can best support the person, and any ways we can adapt our working methods to accommodate them. If there is something we can do to make our work more accessible to you please contact us.


Access Doc or Access ‘rider’

We welcome and encourage our artists and collaborators to provide an access doc, or access ‘rider’. As defined by Access Docs for Artists, an access doc, or access ‘rider’ is a document that outlines your disability access needs. If one of our collaborators needs help creating an access doc we are happy to assist them. 


Communications

We are open to different methods of communicating with artists and collaborators. If you have a preferred method of communication, instead of emailing, please let us know.