This is our Newsletter of 17 March 2022. If you’d like to receive our semi-regular round-up into your inbox, sign up here. 

Sounds From The Other City 2022.

Mayday! Mayday! Around 140 acts have now been announced for the full SFTOC line-up, bringing the programming power of 25+ party collectives to over a dozen venues for one long spectacular Mayday of music, art and partying. All this for only £32 plus booking fee. Read more here and get tickets NOW.

LUNACY Launch.
If you can’t wait till Mayday for music, art, words and LUNACY, head to The Peer Hat on Friday 18 March at 6pm. LUNACY is part book launch, part gig. A project between photographer Ste Fletcher and artist Mark Javin, LUNACY is a new book featuring snippets of conversations with the many characters Ste meets while venturing around with his camera. Info/tickets right here.
Join our Board?
We are currently seeking trustees to join the board of our new charity, Islington Mill Foundation. The trustees will work on a voluntary basis to support the charity’s ongoing development. The core mission of IMF is arts education, bringing artists and the public together. Read more about our mission here and about how to express interest in a role here.
Artist opportunities.

Digital artists sought to interpret the Islington Mill Gazetteer. A detailed architectural report of our 5th and 6th floors has been produced by Salford Archaeology and we are looking for an artist to bring these findings to life with digital technology to produce a dynamic and accessible experience of our building. Read more about this opportunity here.

Short Supply have received ACE funding for their programme of work in the coming year and are travelling around the North West to meet artists. They are so far they heading to Cumbria, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester, and they want to meet you! Are you an individual artist based in any of these areas? Do you know any cool artist-led stuff they should go and visit? Can they come and visit you? Short Supply invite you to help shape their travel around the North West by contributing to this form and letting us know where you’d like to see us land.

Jez Dolan is artist-in-residence at Derek Jarman PROTEST! at Manchester Art Gallery. He is seeking artists to undertake two small commissions to present work responding to the influence of Jarman, towards an event named STORMY WEATHER: A day of debate, defiance and celebration.

Tax Club & Summer School from WEAVE

WEAVE is our free creative business support programme for Manchester artists. Coming up in our programme we have Tax Workshops and Summer School... Click the links to read more:
* Preparing For Your Tax Return takes place in March, giving you time to prepare everything for the start of the tax year in April. We are running an in person and online version of the workshop to suit you.
* Tax Club is a friendly informal drop-in session at Partisan on 13 April, 4-7pm. We’ll create a pleasant stress-free environment for you to work in with refreshments and fellow creatives who are in the same boat. There will be experienced self-employed facilitators on hand to try to answer any questions you might have about your tax returns.
* WEAVE Summer School takes place 23–27 May: a week-long series of workshops and masterclasses. The modules are chosen and developed through conversations with the WEAVE and wider Mill community. Get the dates in your diary! If you’re interested in attending and want to find out more please fill in this expression of interest form and we’ll be in touch.

The Manchester Pride Conference 2022 takes place at The Lowry on Tuesday 22 March and is a programme of workshops and conversations illuminating key aspects of LGBT+ life and activism today. Topics including racism, accessibility, trans youth and class. Speakers include Shon Faye, Charlie Craggs and the Mill’s own Anna Phylactic. The event is free to attend.