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Studio Share Opportunity

Would you like the opportunity to sell your work here at Manchester Craft & Design Centre, in a high profile location within the heart of Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter? Resident makers are often looking for sharers to split the cost of renting and running a studio shop. It’s a great opportunity to get a foot in the door and perfect if you’re a part-maker – emerging or established – or unable to commit to a full studio.

Current opportunity

Studio 17’s Jessica Livsey (fibre) is looking for someone to share her studio with. Jess needs someone that can staff the studio for at least 2 days per week (rent from £30 per month). As the studio is small it is more likely to suit someone who makes small scale work as there isn’t much room for extra equipment. We already have a lot of jewellers based at the Centre so ideally we are looking for someone that works in other mediums.

Is MCDC the right place for you?

We pride ourselves on supporting, developing, showcasing and selling unique and talented makers, artists and designers. We champion original work, made by craftspeople and designers who produce unique or limited-batch work that demonstrates genuine skill and ambition.

We actively encourage and support makers working in materials including (but not limited by): jewellery, silver and other metalwork, ceramics, textiles, woodwork (including furniture), glass, and paper. As a contemporary crafts organisation, we will not as a priority support or exhibit fine art, painting, drawing, or sculpture, or traditional and heritage craftwork or design that seeks to restore or reproduce. You can download our Artistic Policy here.

How to apply

To apply please complete the form below or for further information send us an email or call 0161 832 4274.