Manchester Open 2024

Tickets for the Manchester Open are now available!

Plan ahead and book your free ticket to receive priority entry to the exhibition.

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 480 artworks 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.

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. 

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 the Development team: If you have any other queries please contact

HOME would like to give special thanks in memory of the late Kate Vokes, Chair of the Oglesby Charitable Trust, for her contribution as a judge and champion of the Manchester Open exhibitions. Kate had been a keen supporter of HOME since our inception, and most recently as a judge, she dedicated many hours to the careful consideration and shortlisting of submitted artworks, playing a key role in selections from 2020 to 2024.

Help celebrate Manchester artists

The Manchester Open is made possible through the generosity of visitors like you. Please donate today to support and celebrate creativity in Greater Manchester. You can donate here

Illustration designed by Short Supply.

Ground Floor Gallery

1 hour