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

Manchester Cultural Education Partnership (MCEP)


Manchester Cultural Education Partnership is a collaboration between arts, education and youth organisations across the city working together to ensure all children and young people have the creative ability to flourish. 


MCEP launched in March 2020 and the gallery partnered with Engie Construction, Manchester Central Library, associate artists Sam Owen Hull and Venessa Scott and schools across Manchester to mark this.  A week of cross curricular activity saw KS2 classes spend time at the Gallery and Library. Using  the city’s collections they found out about Manchester’s buildings, communities and history, while Engie added in their sector insights to building, construction and project management. 


This was just one of a number of activities that took place across the city to demonstrate and celebrate creativity across the curriculum, captured in the film below


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Cultural Digital Designer in Residence Project

The aim of this project is to bring industry relevant support to schools and teachers who are interested in developing collaborative projects which fuse innovative digital design practice to the needs of the creative curriculum in schools. Each class that takes part is also partnered with a cultural organisation in the region, such as a museum or gallery. Manchester Art Gallery were the cultural partner with Falinge Park High school in Rochdale for the 2018 Cultural Digital Designer in Residence project.

Falinge Park High were reading The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau, exploring other worlds and using our South Asia design exhibition they worked with digital art student Natalija Stolarova to create Stop, Motion, Animations using storyboards as well as making character models.

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