We are now taking applications for the 2015 Open Competition!

Are you...
Aged 16+?
Based in Greater Manchester?
An amateur/professional maker?
Passionate about crafts?

We are looking for original, creative and interesting work - jewellery, textiles, wood, metal, ceramics, glass, photography, paintings and prints, for a selling exhibition in Spring 2015.

15 winners will be selected by a panel of judges to have their work exhibited at the Royal Exchange Theatre. Category prizes also include:

  • £300 Fred Aldous Voucher
  • Free place on the Sale Arts Trail
  • Royal Exchange Theatre tickets
  • A free year's membership to the Manchester Jewellery Network

Download the list of criteria

Download an application form

For more information, please contact the Craft Shop on 0161 615 6767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.