Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Deadline: 1st May 2010 (RECEIVE)

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Hardman Boulevard
Spinningfields, Manchester
United Kingdom
21st - 24th  October 2010

Now in its third year, The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is a high profile, high quality, selected fair, where over 140+ cutting edge designer-makers will be given the opportunity to sell their work directly to the public and trade. The annual event will be held over 3 days, with a preview evening and awards ceremony, from the 21st -24th of October 2010 at Hardman Boulevard Spinningfields, Manchester.

We welcome applications from designer makers working in ceramics, glass, jewellery, metal, textiles, basketry, wood, furniture or print-making. We will not accept painting, drawing, graphic design or photography. Applications must be from the designer-maker and work should not be mass produced. We will accept applications for shared stands with two people sharing but both exhibitors must be selected.

The fair will be selected as we expect demand to be high and we want to ensure all work is of a similar standard. Selection of exhibitors is based on the images you supply.

During the selection process all six of your images will be projected simultaneously by data projector. The selectors will also choose a reserve list of exhibitors. Should an exhibitor decline or cancel an offer of space, it will be filled from the reserve list.

Application Fee: £12

Stand costs include: white plywood exhibition stand, 2 spotlights, access to exhibitor storage area, complimentary tickets and discounted accommodation. Electrical sockets, extra electrics and display furniture can be booked at an extra cost.

Stand cost are as follows:

New maker (in business for less than 3 years): £150 participation fee plus £70 sq m
1.5M x 2M £360
1.5M (depth) x 2M (2 sharing) £255 (each)

Established maker: £250 participation fee plus £70 per sq.m
1.5M x 2M £460
1.5M x 2M (2 sharing) £355 (each)

NoVAT will be charged on stands.

If offered a space, exhibitors must confirm their acceptance with an immediate payment of £150 as the first installment of their stand fee due by 11th June 2010.Once paid this acceptance payment will not be refunded. A further 50% of the balance of stand fees is due by 30th July 2010 and the remaining balance must be received by 17th September 2010.

Application Procedure

The application form must be completed in full and returned together with six images on CD and the application fee. Please note that for shared stands both makers applying need to submit 6 individual images of their work. The closing date for applications is 1st May 2010. All applicants will be notified of the selection panel’s decision by the end of May 2010.

Images will not be returned to applicants unless they enclose a SAE with their application.

Downloads: [pdfs]

Application Form

Application Guidelines

Exhibitor Information

Terms & Conditions

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