Hot Bed Press is very pleased to be able to support the new University of Salford site, (WOO), connecting students with the great array of arts organisations and cultural institutions in Salford and Manchester. Never has the cultural landscape seemed so vibrant and exciting, aware of its role, with so much going on and lots of opportunities. The difficulty can be in knowing about all that’s going on around us, keeping abreast of developments, events and collaborations. During difficult times with Covid 19 affecting everyone, the arts has come together and shown itself to be the creative and supportive community it has always been, but doesn’t always shout enough about.
Hot Bed Press was started 26 years ago by a small group of printmaking graduates and artists wanting somewhere to print. Now the large open workshop is one of the biggest and we think best print workshops in the country. During recent years the connection to the University of Salford has been cemented and strengthened with placements, scholarships, exhibitions and connected thinking. We are proud to be a bridge from the all encompassing and nurturing environment of university life to the wider world and cultural landscape of the North West arts scene, and every year we welcome new undergraduates to our membership, to become part of our every growing ‘extended family’.Sean Rorke, Artistic Director, Hot Bed Press