Made in the Middle

Made in the Middle first launched in 1988, showcasing the best contemporary crafts being made in the East and West Midlands. It explores a wide range of craft processes, expertise, skills and thinking.

The exhibition plays an important role in raising the profile of individual artists and excellence in making. Touring to galleries and museums in the region it creates accessible opportunities to see and purchase work by regional artists.

In each version of Made in the Middle the work selected highlights current innovation and trends in craft. Always curated through an open selection process, artists are supported to show work which extends their interests and practice.

In January 2025 the next version of the exhibition will launch at Leicester Gallery.

Applications for Made in the Middle 2025 are open!
Deadline 22 April 2024.

Applications open!

Everything you need to know about applying to exhibit at Made in the Middle.


Come along to an advice session to find out more about applying.

Visit the exhibition archive

Celebrating 30 years of Made in the Middle.

Where Next?

Made in the Middle: Applications

Deadline 22 April 2024.

A view of an exhibition in a gallery. In the foreground is an embellished knitted jumper on a frame. Behind are ceramic vessels and on the wall are bright woven wall hangings.

The Big Give

Help us raise £2500 to double the difference.

A young woman sits at a workbench working on a silver chain with pliers.

Made in the Middle 30: online exhibition

Browse the Made in the Middle online exhibition. Great for schools and anyone doing an arts award.

A screen shot of the home page of showing the logo and a large necklace.

Made In The Middle: Series

Made in the Middle is the Midland’s principal exhibition of contemporary craft.

A small rustic vessel made using all parts of the willow.


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