Blank Media Collective

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Who are we?

Blank Media Collective is a not-for-profit arts organisation that strives to support emerging creativity by providing platforms and opportunities to share it with the wider community.

Our ethos is simple. We’re open, honest, and accessible to all.

How do we work?

Blank Media Collective operates in three simple and transparent steps:

Search, Support & Share.

We Search

Blank Media Collective unearths emerging talent through regular exhibitions opportunities, call-outs, submissions, and an ear to the ground. We actively nurture relationships with a range of major arts networks and organisations and regularly collaborate with cultural institutions, education centres and local communities.

We Support

We give emerging artists, writers, musicians and performers the time and support they need to really focus on their craft. We curate and produce high profile exhibitions and live events in and around Manchester and we publish writers and artists online on our website. We also offer creative development through mentorship, workshops and creative courses.

Now in our seventh year as a collective we have a shared knowledge and experience that is readily available to the people that we support. We are regularly on the lookout for new members of our ever growing team at Blank Media Collective, from short internships to becoming full team members. Subscribe to our free mailing list (above) to keep up-to-date with all our opportunities to get involved.

We Share

Blank Media Collective has two main outlets: our creative hub at 43, Hulme Street, and our website.

We help to shine a spotlight on our supported artists through high profile exhibitions in our gallery space; promoting their work through our various networks and marketing links.

Our website allows us to share art, writing and music with thousands of readers each week.

We also produce exhibitions and events in other people’s venues. Most notably Manchester’s Greenroom (until its closure in June 2011) and Contact. All of our outlets are open to everyone. We curate art, music and performance that is accessible to all audiences and hope to provide a collaborative and inclusive experience for both contributors and visitors alike.

Blank Media Collective is a Company Limited by Guarantee (7476925)


BLANKSPACE is our creative hub at 43, Hulme Street, showcasing multi-disciplinary activities; visual arts and sculpture, spoken & written word, live art & performance. We aim to be innovative, experimental and collaborative in our approach.

The space is available for groups to use in a variety of different ways. For more information, please contact Shaz Bansal, our External Exhibitions and Events Manager on

When we have an exhibition in the gallery our opening times are as follows:

Wednesday to Sunday 11am – 5pm
We are closed Monday and Tuesday each week.

Full Address: BLANKSPACE, 43 Hulme Street, Manchester M15 6AW
Telephone: 0161 222 6164

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

Please check individual events listings for details.

Admission charges

No Membership charge applicable

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Photography

Key artists and exhibits

  • equals - Exploring feminism through art & conversation. Featuring Sarah Maple and Margaret Nolan.

Blank Media Collective
43 Hulme Street
Greater Manchester
M15 6AW


Blank Media Website



All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.