6 Million Ways To Get Into The Arts

February – March 2013, The Quays/MediaCityUK venues, and Islington Mill and Eccles Library, Salford

Talent development gallery and agency, Castlefield Gallery worked with Quays Culture to programme a series of events aimed at inspiring creative practitioners based in Greater Manchester and beyond. Led by nationally and internationally renowned creative people and arts organisations, the 6 presentations and dialogue sessions at the Quays/MediaCity UK and other Salford cultural hubs featured case study projects showing high quality art and highlighted some of the routes into some of the most dynamic artistic practices available to actors, animators, artists, makers, performers and writers.

As the World Tipped, produced by Xtrax
As the World Tipped, produced by Xtrax

Sessions focused on:

  • Visual Art – with Hew Locke (artist) and Alessandro Vincentelli (Baltic)
  • Art and Intervention into the Public Realm – with Alistair Hudson (Grizedale Arts), Billie Klibger (Walk the Plank), Maggie Clarke (Xtrax)
  • Creative Writing – with Jim Hinks (Comma Press), Henry Swindell (BBC Writersroom)
  • Animation – with Ian Mackinnon (Mackinnon and Saunders), Max Hattler (artist)
  • Moving Image – with Rosalind Nashashibi (artist), Karen Shannon (Lets Go Global), Louise Blythe (BBC Academy), Karin Taylor (BBC College of Journalism)
  • Live Art and Acting – with Tamsin Drury (hAb), Darren R L Gordon (DNA Performance Resource)


  • Presented by Quays Culture and Castlefield Gallery
  • Supported by Arts Council England and AGMA