Bonsall Arts Trail

Deadline: 31/03/2022  |  Published: 17/11/2021  |  Venue: Bonsall  |  City: Bonsall  |  Region: Derbyshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Bonsall Arts Trail

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Bonsall Art Trail is a new arts trail located in the village of Bonsall of the edge of the peak district. As a curated trail we aim to showcase the work of talented established and new artists and makers who want to exhibit and sell their work. Subscription covers entry to the exhibition and membership of Bonsall Arts Trail association.

The Trail, over the weekend of June 18th and 19th 2022, will showcase the work of a wide range of artists and makers from Derbyshire and surrounding counties. We have a policy of inclusivity and welcome applications from community groups, particularly those who are typically under-represented in the arts or within society. We also welcome applications from emerging artists, regardless of age, and offer a supportive experience for first or second time exhibitors.

The Trail is a curated series of exhibitions by individual artists, makers, and groups. This includes painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, glass, jewellery or other media. Successful applicants will demonstrate a high level of mastery of their chosen medium or media, and must be able to include original pieces available for purchase over the weekend. We also ask that artists or makers submit their most recent work.

The fee for application is £10 and we require a short description of your work or yourself as an artist (around 100 words) and 3 representative jpeg images. Unsuccessful applicants will be refunded minus a small processing charge, with supportive and constructive feedback provided if requested. Successful applicants will be asked to pay a subscription to Bonsall Arts Trail Association of £40 which includes exhibition at the Trail and the opportunity to promote their work and other activities via our website throughout 2022.


Submission fees

The following submission fees apply to this opportunity.

  • Submission fee - 10.00 GBP

The appropriate fee will be payable using a debit or credit card after the submission has been completed. Contact the curator if you have any questions about the opportunity or the submission fee, or email if you have any questions about the payment process.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists working in any physical media (therefore regrettably we cant accept music or dance). Individual applicants must be aged over 18. We welcome group applications that include young artists under 18 that are supervised by an adult. Under represented groups are very welcome to apply.
When is the deadline?
March 31st 2022
How many works can I submit?
For the Trail itself there is no limit. The application requires 3 Jpeg images and 100 words that describe your work or yourself as an artist. This can be written in first or third person.
When is the delivery date?
June 17th-18th 2022
When do I need to collect my work?
June 19th
How much does it cost?
£10 to apply then a further £40 if accepted. We take no commission on sales of artists work
Are there payments to artists?
Only payments received by sales
Is there a private view / opening?
We haven't decided this yet.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
10 am -5pm
Does the location have disabled access?
The central location on the village green is flat and is accessible.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
yes we will advertise on social media through CuratorSpace and the local press
Do I need to be present?
Where will my venue be listed?
In our programme, on social media including selected artists own social media, local events listings and through CuratorSpace.
How do you decide on proposals?
We get together as a group and evaluate work on merit
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be sent a letter of acceptance and a request to pay the full £40 fee no later than the end of May
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Work that includes painting, sculpture, mixed media, print, photography, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and glass. All exhibited items must be the artists own work, be hand made and original pieces must be included for exhibition.
We ask that work submitted represents the artists most recent pieces.
What are the selection criteria?
Work that demonstrates a high level of skill and mastery of the artists chosen media. For groups we apply different criteria. We ask that interested groups approach us directly to discuss their needs and how they would like to benefit from involvement in the Trail.

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