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Manchester Art Fair 2024


Manchester Art Fair is the UK's most ambitious art fair welcoming over 100,000 visitors and selling over £6m worth of art since its launch in 2008

Our art fair exhibitors are a curated selection of established galleries, emerging galleries and artist-led spaces to appeal to our audience of art collectors and corporate art buyers based in Manchester, Cheshire, and across the North West.

Over the past decade, it has developed into two distinctive fairs. The first, Manchester Art Fair, provides a platform for commercial galleries and individual artists. The second, The Manchester Contemporary, a platform for emerging and early career galleries and artist-led spaces producing critically engaged work.

Jeff Koons painted BMW in MAF22 entrance

2022 Sponsors

MAF22 Sponsors

BMW i7 at MAF22

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.

An Established Fair


Visitors since launch


Art sales since launch


Years since launch

Past Sponsors Include

5Plus Architects, Aviva Investors, Axa Art Insurance,  Cheadle Hulme School, EPR Architects,  G.F Smith, JW Lees, Jaguar, Kennedys, Landmark Investment Group, Manchester School of Art, Private White V.C.  Salboy, Spinningfields, Torevell & Partners,  u+i, Urban Bubble, White Circle, Williams BMW

The City

The City

With an international reputation for the visual arts and institutions such as Manchester Art Gallery, The Whitworth, HOME, Manchester International Festival and The Lowry, Manchester is the ‘original modern city’ with a huge catchment of art lovers centrally and within its suburbs. Manchester city region has a population of 7m within 1 hour and 21.5m within 2 hours. Our audience however reaches across the North from Liverpool to Leeds and the Lake District to the Peak District.

The Venue

The Venue

Manchester Central, located in the heart of the bustling city centre, is easily accessible to visitors with its own dedicated tram stop, free city centre shuttle bus and parking for 700 cars. Converted from a Victorian train station, the original red brick walls, vaulted high ceilings, and striking glass frontage make for a stunning  backdrop to the fair, with natural light flooding the hall and views across the city.

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

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