Creativity and Cultural Forum

Oldham Creativity and Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries. Local artists and makers, voluntary and community sector workers and individuals with an interest and passion to work creatively in their local community are all welcome.

The forum is the ideal place to find out more information about opportunities, funding and events.

The next Creativity and Cultural Forum meeting is Monday 6th December 2021, 6–8pm, Oldham Library.

The forum will include discussing the new cultural strategy for Oldham, an introduction to ‘Build A Business’, a GM business support programme for start-up businesses, plus other opportunities.

Click here to book your place via Eventbrite.

Heritage, Libraries and Arts restructure

Heritage, Libraries and Arts Teams have been through some big changes this year. The Gallery and Library services have merged and now operate as Reading and Health, Children and Young People, Information and Digital, Collections & Exhibitions and Creativity and Culture – formerly Arts Development. We are looking at how we can work more collaboratively to widen the offer for our creative colleagues.

Artist and creative project advice surgeries

The Creativity and Culture team aims to continue to support you the best we can as we all move forward and adapt to the recent changes. We advise you to get in touch if you feel we can be of any assistance.

For a one-to-one funding advice or to discuss project ideas please contact:

Arts Council England 

For the latest advice, guidance and opportunities please see

Gallery Oldham

Supporting local artists and makers is a priority for Gallery Oldham. Our Community Gallery shows a wide range of exhibitions by groups and individuals from the Borough of Oldham.

Greater Manchester Artist Hub – We’re with you as you make sense of things

If you’re an artist, theatre-maker, freelancer, creative, company, or producer based in Greater Manchester — we’d like to talk to you.  If you want to talk through your creative ideas, or get advice on issues that are causing you concern, or simply develop your network & stay connected during isolation — please sign-up below for a 30 minute chat with us. Bring your own brew.

Oldham Library Business Resources

The libraries have a wide range of specialist resources to help to support local businesses. Visit the Ask about Business website for information on everything from business planning, marketing, workshops and help and tax queries.