Manchester Open 2024

We want your work for the next Manchester Open!


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Scroll down for tips on how to submit your work using our online application form.

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. 


Tips on how to fill out your online application:

– The best way to fill out your online application is to use a desktop or laptop, not a mobile phone or tablet. Some mobile phones and tablets have different formatting capabilities which can make it hard to read and fill out.

– All mandatory questions marked with a ‘*’ need to be completed before you can progress to the next page. So please check that you have entered all the information in the correct areas before clicking the ‘next’ or ‘submit’ buttons, which you will find at the bottom right of your screen.

– If you receive an ‘Error’ message of any kind, we recommend changing your browser. For example, try copying the form URL into Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Explorer browsers.

– Once you have submitted your application, firstly, well done! You should receive a confirmation email. This means we have received your submission successfully, including your image.

– If you have any issues with your online application, please take a screenshot of your page and send an email to and we’ll try our best to help you.

Click here to submit your work

Click here for information on how to submit and our FAQs

The submission window will close on Sun 8 Oct by 23:59, with successful artists notified by the end of November. 

The Manchester Open 2024 is supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trust, the Brian Mercer Trust and The Granada Foundation. For Manchester Open 2024 sponsorship opportunities only, please contact Lauren Smethurst, Development Officer: If you have any other queries please contact

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