2024 Festival Dates: 6 & 7 July

Call Out for Expressions of Interest from Artists for Season Three of Art in Manufacturing

27th November 2018

The National Festival of Making and Super Slow Way are inviting Expressions of Interest from Artists for Season Three of Art in Manufacturing

Manufacturers large and small will once again collaborate with artists on a series of new commissions, interlacing often traditional techniques and materials with challenging, contemporary ideas, each to be revealed as part of the two day, town centre festival.

The commissioning programme, now in its third year has previously included residences with manufacturers working in food, textile, paper, plastic, cardboard, ceramics, wallpaper, textile, metal and has seen artists make brand new work across sculpture, film, dance, sound, print and installation, receiving extensive media coverage from BBC Breakfast News to The Guardian, DesignBoom, Corridor 8, The Big Issue and US Interiors.

We are looking to create exceptional cross-disciplinary collaborations and residencies so responses from artists / makers working in any art form is welcome. Find out more about Season One & Season Two of Art in Manufacturing.

If you want to work with manufacturers to create new, imaginative artistic experiences for our thousands of visitors, click the link below to Express Your Interest by 5:00pm Wednesday 19th December 2018 

Click to download Artists Expression of Interest

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity has now closed for applications




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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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