Manchester Art Gallery


Connecting with artists, the education sector and others, helps to keep us open to possibilities, partnerships and new ways of working. If you’d like to get involved, please get in touch.
Tel: 0161 235 8842

Future Creatives – a partnership programme with Manchester Colleges

Manchester is a hub for the creative industries and we make the connections for local colleges to work with practising artists, makers and local businesses through a annual live brief linked to our vibrant exhibition programme.


Inspiration events provide the young people with access to curators, artists and Manchester’s vibrant creative landscape. This experience forms an important part of their coursework submissions and when applying for work or to university. This year we have focused on our South Asia Design exhibition and worked with 80 students from Manchester College, across all three campuses, Openshawe, Northenden and Shena Simon, City Centre.

A lucky 13 students have been selected to have their work displayed at the gallery between January-June 2018 and the students are running Meet and Make events so they can engage with the general public and celebrate their achievements. Here, we showcase the work of Maria Azouz & Isra Asgar and Mohammed Leonardo.

Future Creatives: Why Religion?

Maria Azouz & Isra Asgar

Future Creatives: The Bogeyman of Bangladesh

Mohammed Leonardo




The Art of Looking – a partnership project with the National Portrait Gallery

A Manchester primary school and community mental health groups build emotional resilience by taking notice and approaching art mindfully.

If you have an idea or want to speak to us about how we can work together please get in touch.
Tel: 0161 235 8842