AIR Open 2023

Open for Applications: AIR Open 2023

Applications are now open for the AIR Open 2023; our 6th annual summer show. Open to any artists working in any medium, the only restriction is we want to see your best work! Up to £1000 in cash prizes to be won plus associate memberships, solo exhibitions, gallery representation and art materials. PLUS your chance to get your work to the Manchester Contemporary Art Fair 2023. £5 per piece to enter, max 3 works.

Deadline 25th June.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair & GNCCFonline


Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Victoria Baths Manchester : 19-22 October 2023

GNCCFonline Spring: 20-21 May 2023

GNCCFonline Christmas: 2-3 December 2023

Boasting a national reputation, Great Northern Events organises the foremost selling fairs in the UK – including the flagship Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester and GNCCFonline. We offer makers an unrivalled opportunity to put their work in front of an eager and savvy audience in a way that suits them and their buyers best.

“I’ve never participated in any other show that has been such a success for me and my practice.”  GNCCF 2022 exhibitor

Currier Museum Artist-in-Residence

The Currier Museum of Art invites applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program. Now in its third year, the program will award up to two residencies between fall 2023 and spring 2024. The awards will provide support for self-identified emerging artists (or groups of up to three artists) focused on social practice. Residencies may be for a period of 6 to 12 weeks between mid-October 2023 and mid-March 2024. The residency program is central to the Currier Museum’s mission of connecting audiences with art and creative thinking. This open call privileges social practice artists who share the goal of impacting people through the transformative power of art. It is free to apply and applications close on December 1, 2022.

Trooping the Corgi's

Altrincham to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with ‘Trooping the Corgis’ Art Event

As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations, Altrincham BID is working with Inch Arts to produce Altrincham’s largest town-wide art event, ‘Trooping the Corgis’.

The parading troop of fifty life-sized corgi sculptures will be on guard throughout June and will be displayed in the windows and foyers of shops and businesses around the town making the exhibition accessible to everyone.

Open Call: Humour

AIR Gallery are seeking artworks relating to the theme of humour and joy. With everything that has happened and is currently happening  in the world; we want to shift the focus to something positive.

We are seeking works that can be (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Joyfulness and Happiness
  • Laughter 
  • Comedy and Humorous outlooks
  • Physical and Slapstick humour
  • Improvisation
  • Surreal humour
  • Topical humour
  • Dark Humour, Irony, Wit and Satire

​Artists can enter up to three works for consideration. There is no limit on medium and no cost to take part.

​All works must be complete and ready to show for May. Deadline is 17th April midnight GMT.  

Call out: Dreaming with Machines

Are you interested in algorithmic technologies, music production and sampling within your music? 

Join Manchester sound artist Vicky Clarke for four days of making music with machine learning to create a series of audiovisual dreamscapes ready for transmission on the internet.

Machine learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), where neural networks detect patterns in sets of data and use them to make predictions. As an emerging field in music making, sonic AI has great potential for how we compose, generate material and collaborate with machines. 


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