Here at Cotton On Leeds 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 Leeds, be part of our exhibitions or events, or hear about any opportunities we have open, sign up to our Opportunities Newsletter.
Commissioning an Article
A service we offer is article commissions. 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. Whether it’s specific artwork, an exhibition, an event, or just about you as a creative, we will write about it and publish it onto the blog for the world to see. This is a great way to get your work out there.
For your commissioned article you will receive an 1000 word (approx) article, plus a mention in our monthly newsletter, 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.
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, 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.
Plinths / Wall Panels to Hire
Display plinths available for hire – ideal for use at any occasion or display including shop windows, retail displays, photo shoots, weddings or art exhibitions and much more. The display plinths are made from strong MDF and have been hand painted white for a clean, neutral display for your items so your items take centre stage!
Varied Sizes in the following measurements:
2 x Large – 40cm (w) x 40cm (d) x 85cm (h)
4 x Small – 30cm (w) x 30cm (d) x 85cm (h)
We will deliver and collect on the date and location of your choice -can also be collected if preferred (collected from the Old Trafford area)
Display walls available for hire – ideal for use at any event including retail displays, photo shoots, weddings or art exhibitions and much more. The display walls are made from strong MDF and have been hand painted white for a clean, neutral display for your items so your items take centre stage! They come with fixed clamps which hold each panel together, that can be secured with an allen key, plus cross bars to hold the walls in place. They are to be displayed in a zigzag position so they stand alone without needing to be attached to the floor or without needing additional brackets.
Each wall can be used front and back, and you can use them to nail, and screw into to suit your display needs. We will fill the holes and re-paint before your hire, meaning they are clean, white and fresh ready for you to use.*
Measurements of each individual panel: 244mm (h) x 122mm (w) x 12mm (d)
They come in panels of two or four. Sixteen panels available to hire.
We will deliver and collect on the date and location of your choice.
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!