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aAh! Magazine Call Out - "Welcome Home to Manchester" Featured Artist Brief

16th August to 30th August
Get involved with Man Met's arts and culture magazine.

Join the aAh! Magazine MS Teams Group to get involved and stay in the loop with new opportunities.

Calling all artists, graphic designers, illustrators and photographers – get involved with your student magazine and be part of The FRESHERS Issue 23/24.

Featured Artist Brief – Welcome Home to Manchester

We invite student artists to submit up to ten images to be considered for publication in our latest print magazine – The FRESHERS Issue 23/24. Fine artists of all practices welcome, illustrators, photographers and graphic designers. Send us a brief bio and explanation of how your work relates to the “Welcome Home to Manchester” theme.

This special mini issue of aAh! will feature a guide to all Manchester has to offer. We will shine a spotlight on the freshest spots in our city and serve up budget-friendly recipes, share advice, opportunities and experiences. Packed with tips and tricks to help new and returning students navigate university life, The FRESHERS Issue will be essential reading for all looking to get the most of their time studying in the best city in the world.

To celebrate thousands of new students preparing to make Manchester their home this September, we invite all creatives to response to the theme: Welcome Home to Manchester.


All Manchester Met students and alumni are invited to contribute to aAh! Magazine. Artists and designers are welcome to submit works in any medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, textile, installation, any mixed media, digital, performance and film (jpg still image and a link to video) etc. All visual art mediums are welcome. Submit your visual work in a digital format in the highest possible resolution you have available – 300 dpi minimum required)

Visual Guidelines

We will accept work and visuals in JPEG, PNG or TIFF formats. Artwork must be at least 300 dpi or more. All artwork must be at least 148 x 210 mm to fit in the A5 size magazine, and should fit comfortably on a page of this aspect ratio.

Our Featured Artists work will be published in The FRESHERS Issue 23/24 alongside a range of features, interviews, profiles, previews, opinion and more.

Deadline: Submit your work to be considered for publication by Wednesday 30th August, 2023. Email

About aAh!

aAh! is a well established arts and culture magazine and online platform run by student volunteers with a passion for journalism and a love for Manchester. It is honest, engaging and curious; a trusted source for relevant news, views, creative work and current news and trends.

We aim to provide a safe and supportive space in which students volunteers can be creative and have their voices heard, while boosting their confidence – and CV – with skills in journalism, publishing, design, social media and more.

Joining the aAh! Magazine team will enable you to pick up new skills, meet new creative people and develop a professional public-facing portfolio. Regular team meetings and workshops are designed to equip you with professional skills to support you on the road to publication.

Stay in the loop by following the aAh! Magazine MS Teams Group “General” Channel”.

To find out more about the opportunities available at aAh! visit:

In A Nutshell...

  • Collaborate... Work in teams to create a print magazine
  • Participate... Pitch your ideas and get creative
  • Show leadership... Bring your voice to the table and explore creative ideas in a supportive environment
  • Engage... Connect with our interdisciplinary student editorial team, meet new people and learn from new perspectives
  • Advocate... Use your new platform to make a change and have your voice heard
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 16/08/23 to 30/08/23
    Deadline: Wednesday 30th August, 2023
    To submit your work for consideration, please email