Applications for Fronteer Independent Art Fair - Chester

Deadline: 05/06/2022  |  Published: 25/03/2022  |  Venue: Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC)  |  City: Chester  |  Region: Cheshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Independent Art Fair will be held at Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) in the city of Chester over August Bank Holiday weekend. Fronteer are looking for artists or groups who would like to exhibit over the 4 day event.

Fronteer invite UK based artists or art groups to apply to be part of Fronteer Independent Art Fair in Chester. The Art Fair will be a collection of contemporary art exhibitions in their own allocated space with a focus on exhibiting. Each artist or art group will get use of a 4m space. Artists or art groups working in any medium are welcome to apply. A perfect opportunity for small scale solo or group shows. You can even run your own open-call within your space, if you want.  The art fair will provide a fantastic opportunity to show your work, meet new artists, network and insitgate collaborations all in a nurturing environment.  Fronteer wil be on hand throughout the fair to staff the overall space and provide support, and we'll take no commission on your sales. 

CASC Gallery (pictured) is located right in the heart of Chester and offers plenty of light, easy access, nearby parking and a fantastic location. The gallery is a former supermarket which has been transformed by Chester University into a stunning contemporary space. 

The art fair will be open to the public 26th – 29th August, with 2 install days before and 1 day to uninstall afte

There will be a private view evening on Friday 26th August.

It is free to submit an application, with artists successfully selected being asked to pay a £250 fee (plus £20 refundable deposit) for an exhibition space.

In return for your fee you will get:

·         A dedicated exhibition space

·         Promotion of your exhibition through social media

·         Listing on a Fronteer Independent Art Fair website page

·         You or your art group included in the Fronteer newsletter

·         Press releases and advertising of the event through the media

·         A private view with drinks provided

·         Staff on hand to welcome and assist

·         Advertising around Chester

·         Free entry to all visitors

·         No commission on any sales

Artists or art groups are invited to submit one proposal by completing the submission form through Curatorspace.

The submission deadline is Sunday 5th June 2022.

Successful artists will be contacted by 12th June 2022.

If selected you will need to confirm and pay your fee by Sunday 3rd July to allow us to start promoting your exhibition. Artists will need to install their exhibition in their space themselves and should invigilate throughout if required. If you choose to sell your work you must handle your own sales as a private arrangement.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Artists and art groups are invited to submit ONE exhibition proposal to make use of a 4 metre space.

There is a very limited capacity to the amount of video or audio work that can be included in the art fair. If you wish to submit audio or video work you must provide your own equipment and clearly outline how this will work. E.g. a DVD player playing a film on loop.

Artists will be provided with 4 metres of wall space in which to set up their exhibition. Any fittings, tables or plinths required should be provided by the artists. Artists should also provide any wall text or printing they require themselves. The name of the artist or art group will be displayed in the exhibition space in advance of your arrival. The space allocated may not necessarily be a flat 4 metre stretch of wall. For example, it may be a U-shaped space, or an L-shaped space. We will aim to allocate appropriate spaces based on your proposal.

Please write a description outlining your proposed exhibition and any details of your installation etc. which may be relevant. Try to be concise.

Please provide a relevant website link, or social media link to show your practice if you have one available.

Please submit up to 5 images of the type of work you would like to exhibit, and of your previous exhibitions.

Artists and art groups will be required pay a £20 deposit per space. All work and any rubbish created must be cleared by closing time on Tuesday 30th August. If spaces are left in good condition the deposit will be refunded to you after the art fair.

Thank you and good luck!

Michael and Sharon (The Fronteer Team)


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist or art group
When is the deadline?
5th June 2022.
How many works can I submit?
1 proposal per artist or art group.
How much does it cost?
It is free to apply. Successful artist or art groups will be asked to pay £250 fee, plus £20 refundable deposit (total = £270).
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, on Friday 26th August.
Does the location have disabled access?
Most areas of the space have disabled access.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted by 12th June 2022.

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