Manchester Open 2022: MAKE Packs

As part of this year’s open call for the Manchester Open Exhibition 2022, we have invited an amazing group of organisations and collectives to create some activity packs. The MAKE packs are a fun way to get involved and create work to submit to the Manchester Open. In the packs, you will find a wide range of activities, artistic advice and inspiration. 

We have a number of packs available to download and print, including:

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Want to find out more about the organisations that are involved?

Short Supply
Short Supply is an artist-led organisation based in Salford. We provide opportunities for emerging artists in the north of England, in the form of exhibitions, events and friendly chats. Head to their website for more info.

Fuse Manchester
Fuse is a Manchester-made creative platform elevating the voices and work from creatives of colour;  dedicated to creating change. Fuse has chapters across five different countries, including Barcelona, Berlin, Leeds & more, aiming to represent and empower those from marginalised backgrounds.  Head to their website for more info.

Venture Arts
Venture Arts is an award-winning charity based in Hulme, Manchester. We support people with learning disabilities to reach their full potential through visual arts and culture. Head to their website for more info.

Trans Creative
Trans Creative are a pioneering trans arts company, founded and directed by their very own trans creative, Kate O’Donnell. They make fabulous trans art because there isn’t enough of it! They are based up North and are here to change the world – one trans story at a time. Head to their website for more info.


Photo credit: Manchester Open 2020, Lee Baxter