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Oldham Artist Network

Oldham Artist Network is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries. Local artists and makers, voluntary and community sector workers and individuals with an interest and passion to work creatively in their local community are all welcome.

The forum is the ideal place to find out more information about opportunities, funding and events.

Artist Network dates for 2024:

Oldham Music Network

Are you involved in Oldham’s thriving live music scene, and want to connect with venues, promoters, musicians, and other industry professionals? Then join us in the Oldham Live Music Network over on Facebook.

Artist Newsletter

Are you an artist or creative with a link to the local area? Sign up to join our artist database, and receive the quarterly artist newsletter to find out about all the latest funding advice and creative opportunities. Email nick.duke@oldham.gov.uk to be added to the mailing list.

Artist Surgeries

The Creativity and Culture team aims to support you and to help bring your creative ideas to life. For a one-to-one surgery on funding advice or to discuss project proposals/ideas please contact: nick.duke@oldham.gov.uk

Artist Access Grants

Artist Access Grants are available to artists and creatives to enable them to access learning and research opportunities.  These grants are available between £100-£500.

For an application form please email: nick.duke@oldham.gov.uk

The application deadline for this round is 5th April 2024, with decisions made after 22nd April 2024. Applicants will be notified after this date of whether they have been successful or not.

Gallery Oldham – Gallery 4

Supporting local artists and makers is a priority for Gallery Oldham. Gallery 4, formerly our Community Gallery shows a wide range of exhibitions by groups and individuals with links to Oldham. If you are interested in submitting an exhibition proposal for consideration please see the link above for further information.

Live@thelibrary Open

We are offering support for new and emerging work through our new Live@Open programme. We are offering up to £500 and three days rehearsal space to help support artists in the development of their work. To receive more information on how to apply contact Kirsty.Green@oldham.gov.uk

Oldham Library Business Resources

The libraries have a wide range of specialist resources to help to support local businesses. Visit the Business page for information on everything from business planning, marketing, workshops and help and tax queries.

Arts Council England 

For the latest advice, guidance and opportunities please see https://www.artscouncil.org.uk.

Greater Manchester Artist Hub

If you’re an artist, theatre-maker, freelancer, creative, company, or producer based in Greater Manchester — we’d like to talk to you.  If you want to talk through your creative ideas, or get advice on issues that are causing you concern, or simply develop your network & stay connected — please sign-up below for a 30 minute chat with us.