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Opportunity for emerging makers

Apply for Hothouse6

Apply today to the Crafts Council’s Hothouse programme for talented new makers.

Hothouse includes ten one-day workshops, a two-day residential, six hours of 1:1 mentoring and connects you to a national network of makers and organisations. It provides you with the tools to grow a sustainable and successful business when you need them most – at the start of your career.

Find out if Hothouse is right for you by watching the film below and find out more, including how to apply, by visiting


In 2014 we teamed up with Manchester School of Art to help select a cohort of 11 new makers to participate in Hothouse 5 in the North. With four of the workshops taking place here at MCDC we had a unique opportunity to meet the cohort and follow their journey as they grew in confidence and began the process of setting up and developing their professional practice.

Hothouse exhibition

The cohort will have a chance to put their new-found skills into action and showcase their work in an exhibition here at MCDC which will be open from September 10 to November 8. Keep an eye on our website for more information coming soon.