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
Unfortunately, HOME only has a freight lift in the building which often breaks down. When we took on the space, one of the main selling points was that it was lift accessible, however sadly after being in the building for over a year and battling with our landlord, the lift is not reliable enough for HOME to class ourself as wheelchair accessible.
HOME is only accessible by two flight of stairs.
Our restroom is open to all-genders and wheelchair accessible. The door is 90cm wide.
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.
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.
HOME is located on the Second Floor of 397-399 Hornsey Road, London, N19 4DX.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Essays and Texts
Large Text Format
All our exhibition texts are made available in a large-text format in the space.
All our essays will be released with an accompanying audio reading of the text.
Content warnings will be provided in writing at the beginning of a text or video, or in the wall text of an exhibition.
We are currently working to implement audio readings of our website.
Open Calls and Opportunities
All our open calls and opportunities will have an audio version of the text.
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
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.
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.
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.