Open Day/ Manchester Open Desk

Want to see your artwork in the HOME gallery? Well, we want your work for the next Manchester Open! Whether you’re curious to find out more, or need help completing the online application form, come and talk to us at the Manchester Open help desk in HOME’s foyer on Sat 16 Sep. Deadline for applications: Sun 1 Oct

Taking place every two years, the Open Exhibition is the biggest celebration of Greater Manchester’s creative talent. Between Sat 3 Feb and Sun 28 Apr 2024, the HOME Gallery walls will be filled with work created by you, selected by a panel consisting of art experts and community representatives.

Open to all, those who already identify as artists and those who don’t, the Manchester Open brings together artwork including paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, digital and mixed media, video, audio and more. 

Now in its third iteration, we welcome entries from people of any level of experience, background, including established professionals, students, graduates, new and emerging talent, enthusiastic amateurs and first-time artists. Artists will be able to submit one artwork so make sure you submit your best piece!

We are delighted to once again be working with Castlefield Gallery on the selection of this year’s Manchester Open Awards. Three artists will be awarded with artist development packages managed by Castlefield Gallery and HOME. In addition, a fourth artist will receive the HOME award for a solo exhibition in HOME’s Granada Foundation Galleries, which will include in kind support and one-to-one mentoring. As always, the People’s Prize will return, giving our gallery visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite artwork.

The Manchester Open 2024 will run from Sat 3 Feb – Sun 28 Apr 2024.

Click here to submit your work

Click here for information on how to submit and our FAQs

The submission window will close on Sun 1 Oct by 23:59, with successful artists notified by the end of November.

The Manchester Open 2024 is supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trustthe Brian Mercer Trust and The Granada Foundation. For Manchester Open 2024 sponsorship opportunities please contact Lauren Smethurst, Development Officer:

This is a free, drop in event.