Here at Cotton On MCR we pride ourselves on being art events specialists, that means we specialise in hosting a variety of different types of art events. We host art fairs, exhibitions, workshop, art talks and more.

We love nothing more than working with people, and want to share our knowledge of events, the arts and starting a business with you.

We offer a variety of services that can help you and your business. Read on to find out more.

If you wish to be involved with Cotton On MCR, be part of our exhibitions or events, or hear about any opportunities we have open, sign up to our Opportunities Newsletter.

Commissioning an Article

With thousands of visitors to our website and blog, and more so on our social media channels, this is a great way to promote you, your work, your exhibition or event. This is perfect for those who are in the arts scene, and are wanting their practice/event/etc to be boosted and shared to a wide audience.

For your commissioned article you will receive an 1000 word (approx) article, plus a mention in our weekly newsletter (for at least 2 consecutive weeks), and at least two posts on our Instagram page and two on our Facebook page.

Send us a message to find out more about our commissioned articles – Contact page

Organising Your Exhibition:

Managing Services / Consultant Services


We pride ourselves on being able to organise and manage successful, engaging and professional exhibitions. We have held a variety of exhibitions all across Greater Manchester, from huge open call exhibitions in a 17,000 sq ft empty unit, to one-night pop up exhibitions, from solo exhibitions to huge group shows.

Each exhibition we learn something new, and make sure we take feedback and lessons on board, to make the next exhibition even better.

Our owner, Domino Panton-Oakley, has been in the events business now for 7 years, and it will be her personally that will manage/consult on your exhibition.

We can manage your whole exhibition planning for you, from finding the right venue, managing the budget, helping with the promotion, managing the installation, and managing the launch.

Or, we can be on hand as a consultant, being there to help and guide you as you wish, as you take the steps to organise an exhibition, we can be on hand to answer any questions and give advise through the stages.

So if you are looking to host an exhibition and don’t know where to begin, then come along and have a free consultation with Domino, and see if we can help. Get in touch via our Contact page.

Guest Speaker / Talks  / Workshops

We love sharing our knowledge and helping others,  networking, guiding people, and helping progress. That is why we are available for any talk, seminar, workshop, critique that is related to the arts or launching a business.

We have a series of talks under our belt, we have presented to the students at Manchester Metropolitan University, talking about being in the creative business. We have hosted online talks, telling people how to set up a business and grow your online presence. We have talked at networking events, about taking the leap from a passion project to a business.

Domino studied fine art herself and so not only has the knowledge of creating a business and organising events, but a knowledge of the arts as well.

She can be available as a guest speaker, to do critiques with students, someone to present on a panel, to talk at your events or to host workshops to your group. If you have something in mind, get in touch! Head to our Contact page.

Sponsoring Our Events

A great way that you can get involved in any of our events is by sponsoring us! We love to work with like-minded and creative brands, and would love to have an on-going partnership. We are looking for venues, printers, drinks donations and more for our upcoming events, workshops and exhibitions.

Contact us to discuss sponsorship options – let’s start the conversation!