Since 2013 we have developed a growing number of strong partnerships with arts organisations across Greater Manchester and beyond. These include:
Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival, Manchester: Working with the AND Festival we are co-commissioners, alongside AND and Heart of Glass.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), Manchester: This partnership is multi-faceted and includes numerous commissions and acquisitions, shared events programme, student live briefs, shared research trips, co-curated exhibitions such as Harmonious Society (Asia Triennial Manchester 2014/ATM14), and the evolving Asia Research Network for Arts and Media (ARNAM) partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester University.
HOME, Manchester: University of Salford is a founding partner of HOME. The Art Collection team co-commissioned work by Declan Clarke as part of the inaugural exhibition in 2015, including a special screening and artist talk. Recently we co-commission It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016) by Rachel Maclean and an edition of this work will enter our Art Collection. Further co-commissions are ongoing.
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool: Lindsay Taylor is guest curating an exhibition as part of the Look Festival 2017.
Quays Culture, Salford:
A number of public realm commissions took place between 2013 and 2016 including Aeolian Light . The Art Collection is supported the Northern Artist Film Commission 2016 and the winning work, from the ‘new commission’ category, One Square Mile by Chris Paul Daniels and Sam Meech has entered our collection.
Arts Council England are a strategic partner.