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Making of Us is a new professional development programme supporting 15 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 existing partnerships with Wigan Targeted Youth Services and True Colours CIC and through a new collaborative relationship with The Together Trust.

The first six artists who have recently been awarded a bursary and will be joining us on the Making of Us programme are as follows –

Abigail Betton

Chris Alton
Josephine Hepplewhite
Marge Bradshaw
Rachel Mason
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. A second cohort of nine artists will be recruited in the summer of 2021.

For more information about the Making of Us programme, please contact:
Emma Fry & Shelley Cater-Shipway, Project Coordinators
E: makingofus@theturnpike.org.uk

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