Submissions are invited from visual artists working across all mediums for Beyond merely assembling, a group exhibition to take place at Projects: Manchester, a new pop-up gallery space in central Manchester in November 2013. Works that involve an innovative and engaging approach to notions of space, form and function are encouraged. Work must have been made within the last 18 months. Continue reading
Manchester’s National Football Museum has been awarded official Designation by the Arts Council – the first time a sporting collection has been granted this status. The unparalleled collection of football history at the museum has been officially recognised for its significant collection of football history by the Designation scheme. Continue reading
The Bankley Open Call 2013 is our first annual open exhibition inviting contemporary artists of any age or experience living within the UK, and working in any 2D media, video, or sculpture, to participate and be in with a chance of winning our first prize of £500 and a solo show at Bankley Gallery next year. Continue reading
We are seeking to launch an architecture competition across three age groups. With the winners of this competition being exhibited and a history of LRFS, we would also like to exhibit art works and photography donated to us by artists. Continue reading
A Selling Exhibition of Contemporary Design Crafts for Original Interior 15th – 25th May. Makers is the only contemporary design craft exhibition in the North that is dedicated to the highest quality items for interiors.
Book now for the free Digital R&D in the Arts Forum at Manchester Town Hall on Wednesday 6 February.
This free event will explore the nature of collaborative technology relationships, risk taking and knowledge sharing in the arts informed by the experience of various initiatives including, but not restricted to, the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. Continue reading
The warm and the cold is a project run by arts organisation arthur+martha, led by poet Phil Davenport and artist Lois Blackburn, with support from National Lottery funded Grants for the arts scheme. For the project, homeless people in Manchester have been telling their stories with needle and thread and embroidering the words onto a patchwork quilt which will be exhibited at Manchester’s Holden Gallery until 18 December.
The Portico Prize, administered by The Portico Library in Manchester, is a celebration of the cultural heritage of the North of England as represented in its literature. It highlights the strong regional identity of the North and raises awareness about its cultural and literary heritage. It also promotes high-quality writing of all kinds.
At an award ceremony on 22 November Sarah Hall won the fiction prize for her short story collection The Beautiful Indifference while Jean Sprackland picked up the non-fiction award for her book Strands.
The new Greater Manchester Music Hub was launched on Monday 19 November with performances from music ensembles and choirs from across the region including steel pan group Salford Steel, Trafford Jazz Collective, Oldham Youth Orchestra, Bolton Youth Chamber Strings, Bolton Youth Harmonies, Wigan flamenco guitarist Louis Brookes and guitar and vocal group Du’Montts. Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North gave the welcome speech and reinforced the BBC’s commitment to music programming, education and learning.