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Manchester Art Fair 2024


Manchester Art Fair has welcomed over 111,000 visitors and sold over £7m worth of art since its launch in 2008

Manchester Art Fair is a uniquely diverse mix of acclaimed galleries and independent artists, with a rich programme of artist talks, panel discussions, performances and installations.

As the home of The Manchester Contemporary, a collegiate platform for young galleries, artist-led spaces, charitable organisations and partner institutions it provides a critically engaged environment for artistic exploration and development.

Manchester Art Fair blurs the boundaries between the traditional and the contemporary, creating a friendly, unpretentious and quintessentially Northern art-buying experience. 

Williams Showcases the First BMW i5 with Recharge in Nature Project Installation at Manchester Art Fair

Manchester Art Fair 

The Manchester Contemporary

An Established Fair


Visitors since launch


Art sales since launch


Years since launch
BMW i5 at MAF23

Why Sponsorship?

Sponsorship provides a great platform for the profile and positioning of your brand and offers extensive opportunities for corporate hospitality and CSR aims.

Partnerships with the fair provide an opportunity to connect with a growing, affluent and culturally engaged audience with integrated branding, activations, programmes and VIP events.

  • Raise brand awareness and associate your brand with one of the best events in visual arts in the UK.
  • Leverage value from an extensive marketing and PR campaign that includes advertising, PR, outdoor, social media, email campaigns and digital.
  • With art in the background and a talking point, it is an ideal event for corporate hospitality and networking.
  • Engage your staff and clients with exclusive tours of The Manchester Contemporary led by an expert curator.

Manchester Art Fair’s audience includes business leaders, high-net-worth-individuals, collectors, gallery owners, curators, artists, art lovers and media.

2023 Sponsors

MAF23 Sponsors

Past Sponsors Include

5Plus Architects, Aviva Investors, Axa Art Insurance,  EPR Architects,  Jaguar, Kennedys, Landmark Investment Group, Private White V.C.  Spinningfields, u+i, & White Circle.

Simon Buckley, Manchester Central, 6:44pm

The City

With an international reputation for the visual arts and institutions such as Manchester Art GalleryThe WhitworthHOMEManchester International FestivalThe Lowry and Aviva Studios, Manchester is the ‘original modern city’.

Manchester has been named as one of 25 global destinations to be included in the Where to Go 2024 list by prestigious US travel publication AFAR, has been named in the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go list for 2024 and is the only UK city in National Geographic's influential ‘Best of the World’ list which annually sets out 25 of the must-see places to visit around the globe.

The Venue

The Venue

Manchester Central is located in the heart of Manchester, a dynamic city bursting with character, and proud to be named as an international destination of choice in 2023 by several travel, tourism and cultural publications. The city has a vibrant social scene and is home to an array of cultural attractions, galleries, and museums to keep visitors and exhibitors entertained outside of event hours.

To discuss a bespoke sponsorship package and place your brand in front of our unique audience please contact us

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