Collect, the International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts Council, is returning to the Saatchi Gallery from 22 to 25 February 2018.
Collect Open offers the opportunity to exhibit alongside international galleries, showing the very best contemporary craft from around the world. This alternative space will be open to creative proposals from individual artists or those working collaboratively which explore the breadth of contemporary design and making today.
Collect Open encourages designer makers to show work which challenges traditional perceptions of craft and design and present the unexpected to an influential and high-profile audience.
The Crafts Council are now calling for proposals from individuals and collectives to present large scale, conceptual, installation based work.
Criteria for the brief are:
- New direction from the applicant / focusing on ambitious, challenging and risk taking work
- New body of work / first showing is mandatory
- Strong theming and curation by the applicant
- Aesthetics and coherence of the work proposed
Space is offered in two bands and calculated in whole square meters and costs range from £1,850 +VAT to £2,950 + VAT. In addition there is a logistics fee of £250 (VAT will be applied if applicant is based in the UK), a catalogue fee of £200 (VAT will be applied if applicant is based in the UK) for inclusion in the Collect 2018 publication.
All applicants must pay a £70 (inc VAT) non-refundable application fee in order to be considered for Collect Open.
Deadline: Sunday 11 June, at midnight
For more information and to apply visit Crafts Council