Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Are you a maker looking for studio & retail space?

Would you like to join Manchester Craft and Design Centre’s creative community?

If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We encourage applications for makers demonstrating skill and ambition in craft and design. To see the quality of work we host in our studios, take a look at our maker’s work. If you are interested, simply complete the contact form below. There are studio holder and studio sharer opportunities.

Please note: Due to the high volume of ceramicists and jewellers currently working in the Centre, we are not taking applications from makers working in these disciplines at this time. Please sign up for our Maker Network newsletter for updates.

As of July 2023, our studios are fully occupied. To be added to the waiting list for a studio, please email [email protected].

If you are an emerging maker who identifies as underrepresented in Craft, our Hands On bursary programme might be for you! Check out the details here.


Emerging Makers and Graduates

Are you a highly skilled maker lacking business experience? Or a new graduate thinking about career options?

Check out how we support emerging makers.

We know that covering one of our maker studios for six days a week can be a little daunting. As a sharer you can work with our studio holders in a partnership that works for everyone. All our sharing works differently based on the needs of makers. Fill in our contact form below to learn more.

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

Apply for a Studio Space

Have any questions?[email protected]