Applications for our 2020 fairs are now open. Apply here
GNCCF Gateshead 30-31 May 2020, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
GNCCF Sheffield 18-19 July 2020, The Millennium Gallery
GNCCF Manchester 8-11 October 2020, *** NEW VENUE *** Victoria Baths
The GNCCF is a not for profit event, supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery Grant for the Arts.
Read about our outreach work in GNCCF Live
GNCCF Live with The Oasis Centre Gorton
We want people from all backgrounds to experience the joy of making. Since 2018, GNE have partnered with the Oasis Centre in Gorton, East Manchester to facilitate outreach work, taking free and accessible craft workshops, led by GNCCF exhibitors, to benefit the disadvantaged people who use their service.
Gorton is in the lowest 1.5% on the Indices of Deprivation in the UK and Oasis is an oasis of love, warmth, help and advice for the homeless, long term unemployed, asylum seekers, refugees and people with mental and physical health issues. These people have little or no prior engagement with the arts due to their circumstances. Our workshops teach a variety of craft skills to create work they are proud of and promote their self esteem and well-being. In 2019/20 we appointed an Artist in Residence to work with the Oasis community to create a permanent body of work for their new building. We are looking forward to the grand unveiling!
We are grateful for National Lottery funding from Arts Council England to help us deliver this outreach work.
For more details of Oasis Gorton click here