Become a supplier

Work with us, become a supplier!

If you would like to be a supplier of Manchester Art Gallery Shop please read the information below and complete the Retail Supplier Enquiry Form

How to become a Manchester Art Gallery retail supplier.

About us

Manchester Art Gallery is the Original Useful Museum.
We believe that our visitors should see themselves reflected in our shop, with a range of price points. We strive to provide a quality offer that’s sustainable and fairly traded.
Funds from purchases made in the shop are reinvested into Manchester Art Gallery to make great art, exhibitions, learning and thinking happen, and to look after the city’s collection of artworks.
We support and champion the local creative economy with selling platforms and collaborations. We want the shop to be a creative, inspirational, aspirational, safe and friendly environment.
We strive to learn and listen and constantly test and to be regarded as a leading cultural retailer in the Northwest and the UK.

Buying Categories

Artful Living
Bringing the collection home, pocket money souvenirs, thoughtfully created MAG products, beautifully designed collection exclusives. Mindful living and artful homes

Art School for Life
Always creatively learning. Art and craft materials for all ages, abilities and budgets, books for all ages about art and artists, how to make, do, and talk about art

Civic Pride
Being passionate about local businesses, artists, and makers. Working with local and regional artists, designers, and makers in the development of our core collections, providing a city-centre retail platform.

Slow Consumption
Products that are thoughtfully made, that make you thoughtful. Encouraging slowing down, taking notice, buying better.

What we’re looking for

What we stock reflects our values, and our visitors.

We want to work with a diverse range of suppliers who share our values and can help us to fulfill our vision. You can find out if it’s going to be the right fit by completing our Retail Supplier Enquiry Form.

If you are an independent maker please complete as much of the form as possible. There may be some questions you feel aren’t applicable but the more informed we are about your work, the better placed we are to decide if you products are the right fit for us.

Product

Please give a brief description of your product/ product range.
Please provide images of your products
Accepted file types: jpg, png, tiff, Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please describe how your product fits with our categories and buying ethos.

About Your Company

Please tell us about your company values and how they align themselves with Manchester Art Gallery’s Values.
Does your company or relevant product have any sustainability related certifications including Fair Trade, Soil Association, etc?

Environmental

What can you tell us about your supply Chain? Where is your product manufactured?
How far will your product have to travel and what type of transportation will be used?
Please describe the type of packaging you intend to use for the relevant product.

Other stockists

What other businesses stock your products, in Manchester, in the UK?