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Your Opportunity to Make & Sell at MCDC

Studio Vacancy Opportunity with the Option to Share

Here at MCDC we pride ourselves on showcasing, selling, supporting and developing some of the most unique, talented, contemporary makers and artists in the North West. We are now looking for the next creative superstar to join our diverse, exciting and innovative team; not only expand our repertoire but to add to the beautiful wealth of handmade products we currently house inside our market building.

Do you have a head for business as well as an original talent and passion for craft and design? Do you want to sell your items in the heart of Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter? Then we want to hear from you!

Don’t worry if the idea of our spacious studio seems a little out of your reach; we’re committed to helping individuals find others to share wherever appropriate, as well as taking applications from groups,  dynamic duo’s and incredible individuals!

Interested? Then find out more below…



We offer city centre workshop/retail space at competitive rents, and are committed to developing new talent alongside supporting the growth of established enterprises.  As a studio holder at MCDC you will also have the opportunity to sell your work through our new website, and take part in our ambitious programme of professional development events, which are supported by Arts Council England.

Current studio vacancy:
Studio 24 (first floor)
267 square feet / 24.82 square metres
£441.75 per month (£19.85 per square foot)
Available from January 2014

How to apply:
If you have creative flair, a strong head for business planning and ambition then we’d welcome your application. We welcome joint applications for shared studios and would love to know if you think you could share with another maker (we’ll involve you in the search for the perfect partner!) 

For enquiries please contact the management team on;

T: 0161 832 4274

Download our artistic policy, studio info and an application form to be considered for an exciting retail opportunity.

“Having a studio at MCDC means I’m part of a community of artists that supports its members and has an established reputation, loyal customers,  joint marketing and support from an office team.”      – Resident maker survey response, 2012

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