House of Ghetto is a dance and visual arts company that grew from the UK Vogue Ball scene. Its aims are to excite, entertain and have fun with the projects it embarks on, inspired by fashion, music, film, photography and the ever-changing world. Not afraid to explore the political and the personal, House Of Ghetto is a unique voice in the UK arts landscape.
The House of Ghetto founded by Darren Pritchard was born out of Manchester's very first House Of Suarez Vogue Ball 2014, the God and Monsters Vogue . Needing to have a House to represent Manchester, a loose collective of creative individuals – a drag queen, a fashionista, and 6 dancers under direction of House Mother Darren Pritchard all came together to create the fabulous House of Ghetto. An audience favourite, HOG went on to participate in the Space Oddity 2015 Vogue Ball and The Sugar Ball 2016. In 2016, Black Gold Arts Festival gave House Of Ghetto its first commission. The exposure from the Festival plus ongoing BGAF producing support has helped The House of Ghetto blossom into what it celebrates today: 'Grace-Honour-Etiquette-Talent-Tenaciousness-Originality’
Aim and Objectives
(A) Advancing education and raising awareness in equality and diversity through black lead LGBTQ arts activities
(B) To promote art for the benefit of the public by showcasing work from QTIBIPOC artists
(C) To contribute positively to the world