Making of Us, The Turnpike, Leigh, Nov 2020 - May 2021

Making of Us is a new professional development programme supporting mid-career socially engaged artists who live and work in Greater Manchester. Bringing together the cross-sector expertise of partners in the arts, social care and education sectors, Making of Us will initiate mutual learning opportunities and new ways of collaborating with a focus on artists engaging young people.

Funded by Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the programme is formed around a series of creative commissions across the Wigan, Stockport and Salford districts, delivered through partnerships with Wigan Targeted Youth Services, True Colours CIC and The Together Trust.

The first six artists have been awarded a bursary and will be joining the Making of Us programme. They are; Abigail Betton, Chris Alton, Josephine Hepplewhite, Marge Bradshaw, Rachel Mason, and Sarah Atter. Each artist will be supported with a programme of training, mentoring, peer-to-peer learning and will deliver live collaborative projects with our partners.


With thanks to:
Shelley Cater-Shipway, Making of Us Project Coordinator
Emma Fry, Making of Us Project Coordinator
Hannah Gaunt, Learning and Engagement Manager, The Turnpike

Funded by:
Greater Manchester Combined Authority

In partnership with: