WEAVE is our creative business support programme open to all Greater Manchester based artists, creatives and SMEs.

On this page you will find the latest information about what is being offered on the programme, which we will be updating throughout the year as we take in your suggestions and needs. If there is a workshop or class that you are interested in but it is full please do contact us and let us know because we will look at repeating it.

We invite all suggestions for what you want to see in the programme.

For any questions you can email us on weave@islingtonmill.com




Industry Partnering Awards

Anyone who completes the WEAVE programme – including 12 hours of support and learning, will be eligible to apply for an Industry Partnering Award, alone or with other participants.

The awards are for people to use towards:

  • Expanding creative practice (test bedding, creating new products, new ideas)
  • Sustainable growth (jobs, surplus etc)
  • Collaboration with other industry sectors or other creative practitioners

We ask for proposals to include a summary of your business/practice, what you want the award for (objectives/aims), and to include measures of success (outcomes, outputs, impact). How much you are applying for complimented with a costed budget.

The majority of awards will be between £1000 to £2500.

Please send the proposals to weave@islingtonmill.com where they will be compiled to go for consideration.

This programme is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.