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Sponsorship

Sponsorship

The Manchester Contemporary has been established for over 10 years  and with The Manchester Art Fair is the largest art fair outside London. Each year we carefully select exhibitors from established galleries, emerging galleries and artist-led spaces to showcase in Manchester for our growing audience of private and corporate art collectors. 

The fair was launched in response to an Arts Council report which was looking for more art fairs and selling platforms for innovative  contemporary art outside of London. Over the past decade it has developed into two distinctive fairs. The first providing a platform for commercial galleries and individual artists and the second a platform for emerging and early career galleries and artist led spaces producing critically engaged work.

Details

Headline sponsorship and partnership packages are available. For more information please contact Thom Hetherington, CEO, Manchester Art Fair on 01457 851151 or by email 

Why Manchester?

Why Manchester?

Manchester has a flourishing cultural scene and is one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Manchester Art fair is perfectly located in a city centre venue and attracts an affluent art buying audience of local high net worth individuals from across the Greater Manchester and Cheshire. The 2017 fair saw 7,473 visitors across the weekend Manchester Central Exhibition Centre is easy to reach thanks to Manchester’s extensive transport network. Manchester city region has a population of 3m, with 7m within 1 hour and 21.5m within 2 hours. There is free WIFI for visitors and exhibitors, onsite car parking for 700 cars and a dedicated tram stop.
  • ‘We value The Manchester Contemporary as an opportunity to build our profile with peers in the North, to network and to meet new upcoming artists, and as a key point of sale in our annual calendar’.
    Julie Lomax
    Development Director, Liverpool Biennial

Past Sponsors

5Plus Architects, Axa Art Insurance,  Cheadle Hulme SchoolJ W Lees, Jaguar, Landmark Investment Group, Living Ventures, Manchester Art School, Old Granada Studios, SKV Communications, Private White V.C.,  Spinningfields, TLT Solicitors & u+i.

2017 Fair Video

Supported in 2018 by

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

Cheadle Hulme School

Manchester Art Gallery

Cass Art