Hot Bed Press currently employs three staff…
is the Artistic Director whose job it is to plan, develop and oversee the education programme, marketing, income generation and the raising of the profile of Hot Bed Press. Sean also runs the Complete Printmaker courses, and initiated the 20:20 Print Exchange, (now the largest print exchange in the UK). In conjunction with Karen Mercer he also organises the Manchester Artists’ Book Fair held annually at MMU’s Holden Gallery. Sean has a B.A. Honours degree from Loughborough College of Art, (now LUSAD), and a Post-graduate diploma and Masters Degree in Printmaking from Wimbledon School of Art. He wrote The Print Workshops Directory published by A & C Black and currently is feature writer on print workshops for Printmaking Today.
is the Operations Manager; responsible for developing and overseeing all operational and administrative work, including finance and bookkeeping, membership, workshop bookings and all communications. He was awarded a ‘New Entrepeneur Scholarship’ and studied Enterprise Management at Manchester Metropolitan University. Andy has a Degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan University and is a successful artist in his own rite specialising in painting and screenprinting. He has been shortlisted twice for the prestigious John Moores Painting prize, has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is in many public and private collections.
became Technician in January 2013, having been involved as a volunteer and as a tutor for many years. Martin supports members and maintains equipment and materials. He brings with him on-hand expertise in many aspects of printmaking. He is well versed in all printmaking offered at Hot Bed Press and has a degree in Fine Art Sculpture from Hull University and more recently an MA in Printmaking from UCLAN, Preston. Martin was also one of the founders of Unicorn Grocery a world renowned workers co-operative based in Chrolton, Manchester. Martin has also taught on the Illustration course at MMU and has been guest tutor at The Bluecoat, City College Manchester.
The organization owes its success however to all those who have given their time, and continue to give their time for free. We have 7 Studio Volunteers who support members on the open access days and keep the workshop shipshape. We recruit these Studio Volunteers from within our membership, and are always on the look out for more able and willing printmakers to help us run an ever growing and ever busy print workshop.
The Board of Directors
Behind the scenes also we also have an active and involved Board of Directors who guide the whole organization and oversee strategy and long term planning. They oversee the employment of staff and the issues around forecasting for a healthy future. We would welcome new members with business experience and special expertise in such as accountancy, legal, clerical, fundraising, sponsorship etc. that can add to our board and help lead Hot Bed Press as we develop and consolidate our position as a leading arts organization in Salford. The committee meet once a quarter. Think you have some skills to offer? Please get in touch on 0161 743 3111.