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Manifest Arts

Manifest Arts

Manifest Arts produces an artist-curated grassroots arts festival, showcasing the talent of North West contemporary artists in a series of exhibitions and events across Manchester and Salford. We also run Manifest Podcasts, a series of interviews with local artists and arts organisers.

Designed to take advantage of the increased creative and media spotlight on the city as during the period of the Manchester International Festival, we want to give visitors a flavour of some of the creative activity taking place across the two cities all year round. 
We develop a programme of exhibitions and events at some of Manchester’s prestigious institutions, such as Manchester Craft and Design Centre, John Ryland’s Library, The Central Library, and HOME. We also coordinate the artists’ studios to have open days to give a closer look at the scope of art being created across the city.

From large mills and industrial spaces to more intimate buildings, each studio has its own character and creative output. 

Following our successful 2015 pilot festival, Manifest 2017 will run from 6th-9th July

Manifest Arts is directed by Elisa Artesero, John Lynch and Roger Bygott

Artist List

Helen Wheeler, Lucy Ridges




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95 Greengate
M3 7NG


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