PROFORMA is an artist-led exhibition series providing opportunities for north-west based visual artists to exhibit specially commissioned artwork in non-traditional gallery spaces. This programme culminates in an annual Greater Manchester visual art festival with satellite exhibitions nationally and internationally. Instigated by Chris Bailkoski and delivered with a team of trustees and volunteers, PROFORMA’s vision is to enable career progression for emerging artists by providing mentoring opportunities, production space, artists exchanges and peer-led talks, offering an essential tool-kit for artists professional development.