2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Call for Expression of Interest – Art in Manufacturing Season Four

2nd August 2019

The National Festival of Making and Super Slow Way are inviting Expressions of Interest for one new Art in Manufacturing commission. The commission outcome will be shown as ‘work in progress’ at the British Textile Biennial in October 2019 and in final form at the National Festival of Making in June 2020.

The Opportunity 

Commission for one artist practitioner to undertake a residency as part of Art in Manufacturing Season Four.

We are offering one unique residency with manufacturer John Spencer (manufacturer) + Ian Mankin (manufacturers own brand) in collaboration with Queen Street Mill. During the residency the artist will make a new work to present as part of the British Textile Biennial programme (October 2019) and the National Festival of Making in June (2020). 

If you want to work with industry to create new and imaginative artistic work for our thousands of visitors, click the link below to Express Your Interest by 5:00pm 16th August 2019.



2019 Trusts & Foundations

The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

National Festival of Making is supported by the Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Brian Mercer Trust and Foundations and Partners. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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