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MADE IT is back for 2023, but this year there's a twist!

We’re delighted to announce the Liverpool based recent graduate collective Ellsquared will be producing MADE IT 2023!!! 💥

At the start of the year we announced we'd be looking for a recent graduate collective to hand over the role of producing MADE IT 2023, and kickstart a new Short Supply model of passing on the baton for our longest running project.

We're switching the show up because we want to put our expertise and guidance over the last 4 years to good use, and hand over a valuable experience to the collective to continue our long term commitment of breaking the cycle of needing work to gain a reputation and needing a reputation to get work.

This was a competitive process and some fantastic collectives applied. There's so much grassroots talent across this region and we are doing all we can to provide more opportunities to support it in the future. We feel very lucky to have gotten to know so many new and exciting projects through this process. Thank you for the continued generosity.

Ellsquared (Elisa Sallis and Ella Matthews, graduates of Liverpool John Moores University Class of 2022) are a visual artist pair who create kitsch and gaudy art that challenges assumptions of how the professional art world should be. They accomplish this by transforming the exhibition space into a publicly engaged, inclusive and levity-filled experience, often with craft and textile. Working together for over three years they have completed two residencies, the most recent at The Royal Standard.

With our 5th show on the horizon, we want MADE IT to be the most fun it’s ever been, and there’s nobody we trust more than Ellsquared to get the job done!

So. North West graduates. Keep your eyes peeled. The open call announcement for MADE IT 2023 is dropping next week. Friday 19th May. Be there or be square 😉

Please join us in welcoming Ellsquared on Instagram Live next week when the open call drops at 6pm for a Q&A. We’ll be talking about some of their past projects and art practices, and giving graduates looking to apply for the open call an opportunity to ask us and Ellsquared anything!

Until then, go follow @ellzsquared, @ellmttws, and @leeleepants on Instagram, and find them at


Thank you to our generous sponsors, we can’t wait to announce the full list of MADE IT 2023 awards next week! 🏆

UKNA – Delphian Gallery – a-n The Artists Information Company – Castlefield Gallery – Paradise Works – Cass Art – Redeye The Photography Network – (more TBA)

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