We are a small team, based in the North of England, and for over 20 years we have been delivering exhibitions and events in the areas we are hugely passionate about, culture and hospitality. When we launched Manchester Art Fair (MAF) over 12 years ago, we set out to do something different, to create a more inclusive and supportive event for our exhibitors and to develop a sense of community for the art collectors of the North.
We are immensely proud that MAF has grown to become the largest and most successful art fair outside London, with over 120 exhibitors, 8000+ visitors and over £500,000 worth of art sold every year. Our current portfolio in the arts sector also includes The Manchester Contemporary, The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund, Salon Hang, EASEL and EASEL Bespoke. We champion the arts ecology of the region all year round.
CEO Thom Hetherington, is a trustee of Manchester Art Gallery, consults for arts organisations such as the Manchester International Festival, has judged the New Light Art Prize and was named as a ‘Cultural Icon’ in the Manchester Evening News City Life awards for his work.