Critically Engaged Contemporary Art
The Manchester Contemporary is an invitational art fair that gives a platform to emerging galleries and their artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Now established as a regular feature in the Manchester calendar, it is returning for the fifth consecutive year, with a new home at Old Granada Studios.
The only gathering of high–calibre, world-class contemporary art galleries outside London, The Manchester Contemporary brings together art lovers and buyers with the best of critically engaged contemporary art from regular exhibitors and new additions as well as offering guided tours and visitor programmes.
Call for Curators
The Manchester Contemporary is a unique opportunity for national and international curators to view a wide selection of work by emerging artists represented by a variety of galleries and artist led spaces.
All in just one day and for the price of just one rail ticket!
If you have or are building a collection of emerging contemporary art and would like to join our Collector Programme then please complete this short form to apply for your place.
The programme includes guided tours with gallerist introductions, a hosted lunch with a well known collector as well as studio visits and advice on growing your collection.