Handmade Festival presents some of the Midland’s most talented emerging artists. Working in partnership with De Montfort University, the Handmade Art Team creates paid opportunities for undergraduates and recent graduates of the university to showcase their work at a national platform. What makes Art at Handmade so different is that we intricately pick artists whose work compliments the festivals musical line-up – creating a marriage of two art forms. We bring contemporary art practices to a large audience who wouldn’t necessarily seek to view art in museums – creating an accessible environment to view art and music together. We are passionate about bringing art to Leicester and nurturing artists who are at the beginning of their careers by offering them paid opportunities and boat loads of support.
Art Curator, Heather Forknell has been working with Handmade Festival since it’s creation in 2013. Heather is an artist, curator and producer based in Leicester who has several years of industry experience. She has worked on numerous national and international dance, performance and visual art festivals and has worked on projects with several artists such as Roger Hiorns, Rosemary Butcher and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd.