Call for Entry: Print Fair Contemporary 2024

a graphic with text reading "print fair contemporary October 11-13. call for entry. deadline to apply 28th July"

The Space, Nottingham Contemporary
Fri 11th Oct, Launch Evening 5pm-8pm (Bar open until 9pm)
Sat 12th Oct 10am-5pm
Sun 13th Oct 11am-4pm

Application Deadline: 23:59pm Sunday 28th of July 2024

We are excited to return this year with Print Fair Contemporary, taking place across 12th and 13th Oct, with a launch Evening on Fri 11th Oct. Held in our large performance Space, our print fair will have over 30 stalls, showcasing a wide range of printmakers, illustrators and artists.

Application requirements:

Print Fair Contemporary is open to printmakers, illustrators, artists, designers, zine artists and textile designers working across the wide variety of print specialisms including screen print, lino print, risograph, etching and other print techniques. Print Fair Contemporary is open to individuals, collectives and galleries across a broad selection of print disciplines with a focus on original design.

Stall set up options:

Option 1:
Trestle table (approx 182x68 cm) with white tablecloth and two chairs - £190

Option 2:
Small wall: 1x white wall (measuring 1m w x 2.4m h)
+ Trestle table (approx 182x68 cm) with white tablecloth and two chairs - £220

Option 3:
Large wall: 2x white walls (measuring 2m w x 2.4m h)
+ Trestle table (approx 182x68 cm) with white tablecloth and two chairs - £250

Option 4
Booth: 5x white walls (measuring 1m d x 3m w x 2.4m h)
+ Trestle table (approx 182x68 cm) with white tablecloth and two chairs - £320

All prices are inclusive of VAT and are for the full weekend, including the preview evening on Fri 11th Oct (5pm-8pm) and two full days on Sat 12th Oct (10am-5pm) and Sun 13th Oct (11am-4pm).

Set up will be from 9am on the Friday. Take down will be from 4pm the Sunday.

Included in the costs:

- Trestle table approx 182x68 cm, white tablecloth and two chairs (optional)

- Walls, (if you have chosen option 2,3 or 4) which you can screw, pin, nail and stick directly onto.

- Marketing via social media to our reach of 130k (with posts showing each printer / artist with their work advertised)

- Paid social media advertising

- Printed flyers (+5000) and posters distributed around Nottingham

-Hand to hand flyering distribution during the weekend of the event

-Print Fair Launch Party on Fri 11th Oct (a preview evening with a DJ or live music + free drinks to the first 100 visitors)

- Mail outs to our wide audience and details across our website

- Our galleries will also be open and are a popular attraction in Nottingham

-10% discount in our shop and the café, Blend.

-Team to assist set up / take down

-Free tea and coffee throughout the weekend

To Apply:

Please email your submissions to and include:

-A completed application form, sent preferably as a PDF

-You must include 5 high-res images of your work attached in the email, including one of a previous stall set up. Please note – these images will be used for the promotion of the Print Fair so choose images that best represent the work you would bring.

Application deadline is 23:59pm Sunday 28th July 2024.

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks of the submission closing date.

Applications will be carefully selected on the quality of their submission. We aim to bring a variety of fields, price points and makers to our audiences. Due to the amount of applications we receive, we are unable to accept all applications and give direct feedback to each individual entry. We do hold a reserve list if spaces become available.

Click here to download the application form as a pdf

Click here to download the application form as a word doc

Click here to view the terms and conditions

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