Part 1: Manchester
8th/9th May
at TOAST, Federation House.
The Manchester leg will feature visits from artist-led organisations including DIY Art School, Free for Arts Festival, MUTO Collective and The Penthouse. There will also be visits from local curators such as Taneesha Ahmed (Rogue Project Space), Tom Emery (who recently curated Diagrams at MMU’s Holden Gallery), David Hancock (Paper Gallery), Kate Jesson (Manchester Art Gallery), Lois MacDonald (Lionel Dobie Project), Kerenza McClarnan (arts organisation Buddleia) and Nicola Smith (co-curator of Furiously Mad at the People’s History Museum).

Part 2: Birmingham
5th/6th June

The exchange involves members of CG Associates  & Extra Special People

CG Associates is a membership scheme for artists, writers and independent curators working in contemporary art.  It has been developed by Castlefield Gallery to support members in developing their work and careers by providing information, skills, opportunities, resources, promotion and critical dialogue.

Extra Special People (ESP) is Eastside Projects’ Associates scheme, supporting the development of work, ideas, connections and careers through a programme of events, opportunities and projects. Members become active contributors to a practice-led peer support network and benefit from Eastside Projects’ experience of the contemporary art world and regional, national and international contacts.

TOAST: An art hosting service and and project space, with a programme of critically engaged experimental activity.
6th Floor, Federation House, M60 0AF Manchester, United Kingdom

STRYX:  An artist-led studio, project and exhibition space.
Unit 13, 
Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RS

You must be a member of either CG  Associates or ESP to take part in the exchange.

How to join CG Associates

How to join Extra Special People

If you are not a CGA or ESP member you can still  visit the open studio event on the Fridays of the exchange to see what the artists have created over the 2 days and to extend your creative networks.

C PAGES is supported by Castlefield Gallery’s New Art Spaces, an initiative to create dynamic project spaces for artists, artist collectives and artists development agencies. Making use of temporary vacant retail, office and light industrial units, NAS provides opportunities for emerging creatives to incubate their practices, produce work and showcase new art to local communities. Currently CG runs New Art Spaces in Leigh, Widnes, Salford and city centre Manchester.

Facilitated by Jane LawsonKathryn Miller