Manchester Independents 2023 Commission Call Out

Manchester Independents

What can you receive?
Up to £10k


24 March 2023

Manchester Independents is seeking applications for new work made by independent artists in Greater Manchester. MI seeks proposals for new work to be completed in 2023 in any artform. Proposals can be for work that is publicly presented OR work that focuses more on process and ideas.

Proposed work:

    • Can be in any artform or combination of artforms
    • Involving GM communities is welcomed, but should be led by GM artists/creatives
    • Can have other support already in place or yet to be applied for
    • Must be new — yet to be created or can have been in development but not yet shown publicly · may have a public outcome — e.g. public sharing, in person, online or in print/digital form — or if more process-based should have a clear start and end date
    • Must take place in Greater Manchester or be created in GM and take place online/print/digital format
    • Should be shared publicly between 1 June and 30 September 2023 or if more process-based have another outcome during this period

Lead applicants must:

    • Be over 18
    • Live in, or their main practice be based in, Greater Manchester


    • As guidance, projects will be considered to be:
    • Large (up to approx. £10k value in cash plus other resources)
    • Medium (up to approx. £5k value in cash plus other resources)
    • Small (up to £2.5k value in cash plus other resources)
    • Seed (up to £1k value in cash plus other resources)It is expected that the professional experience level of the lead artists/creatives should be appropriate to the scale of the project (e.g. Large 5-years, Medium 3-years, Small/Seed 1-year)

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