Manchester, Salford and the North of England host some of the best studios, public art galleries, artist-led spaces and commercial galleries in the UK.
Islington Mill is home to over 100 resident artists and collectives in the main mill building and adjacent engine houses. Following our successful capital build programme, and a fruitful partnership with Salford City Council, Islington Mill Arts Club now operates Regent Trading Estate, an adjacent plot of former industrial land where we have established new artist studios in former warehouse spaces, plus event spaces and a community garden.
James Street, Salford, M3 5HW
The Lowry is a registered charitycommitted to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. We present audiences with a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike.
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
The Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery has been at the centre of city life for 200 years. From its origins in the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts, founded in 1823, it’s been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882.
Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL