Get Involved

Are you looking for work experience to build up your CV? Do you have skills that will benefit a growing business? Are you passionate about art, Manchester,  Leeds or creativity? Fancy working with a leading Arts Events company?

Then why not get involved with Cotton On MCR!

There are a ton of ways to contribute to Cotton On MCR, from writing, photography, videography, marketing, and general help running the business! Our company is growing and with that we need help in new departments. So if you think your skills could be useful to a thriving new business, then make sure you get in touch!

For aspiring and established artists we also have plenty of regular opportunities to get involved with such as open calls for fairs and exhibitions too. Whether it’s getting the chance to have your work displayed in an established  art gallery as part of one of our exhibitions or selling your work at one of our huge events and art fairs, there’s always something exciting happening at Cotton On MCR to apply to. Make sure to keep an eye out for up and coming open calls on our social media and newsletter.

Below you can sign up to our Opportunities Newsletter for first announcements of these opportunities.

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Commissioning an Article

A service we also offer is article commissions. This is perfect for those who are in the arts scene, and are wanting their practice/event/etc to be boosted and shared to a wide audience. Whether it’s specific artwork, an exhibition, an event, or just about you as a creative, we will write about it and publish it onto the blog for the world to see.

This is a great way to get your work out there.

You can find out more about our commissioned articles here.

Work Experience Help

As Cotton On MCR grows, so does our workload. We would love to have some help behind the scenes. We need general help in running the blog and social media, help in planning and putting articles together, finding new exhibitions and help in planning events and so much more! If you would like some work experience in a growing arts organisation, which in turn helps the art scene in Manchester or Leeds, then get it touch.

Note – the hours/commitment can be flexible, but ideally would be working one day a week, 10am – 4pm.

Call out for writers, photographers and videographers:

We are looking to expand our group of guest bloggers, photographers and videographers here at Cotton On Creative. If you think this could be you – read ahead!

Have you been to a new exhibition or found something interesting? Do you have a strong opinion or something to say about art? We want to hear your thoughts on all things art. By joining our group of bloggers you will not only get to use your voice to help promote Manchester and Leed’s art scene, but we in turn will promote your work and your website/Instagram etc.

We also need the help of guest photographers and videographers to supply creative and high-quality photographs and videos of exhibitions and events from across Greater Manchester and Leeds. Your content will help us better our website and social media, and help promote the creativity and diversity of Manchester and Leed’s art scene. We will of course credit you for all the images and videos, and promote your website/Instagram to our wide audience.

By joining our group of guest bloggers, photographers and videographers, you will also be the first to be contacted for any future commissioned opportunities as they become available!

If you want to get involved just drop us a message on our contact page, and let us see some of your work.

Sponsoring Our Events

A great way that you can get involved in any of our events is by sponsoring us! We love to work with like-minded and creative brands, and would love to have an on-going partnership. We are looking for venues, printers, drinks donations and more for our upcoming events, workshops and exhibitions.

Have a read of our sponsorship document to see how we can help each other.