LIVERPOOL ARTISTS BOOK FAIR

Deadline: 28/07/2024

City: Liverpool  |  Region: Merseyside  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Liverpool Book Art

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Call for Participants: Liverpool Book Art is excited to announce that the next Liverpool Artists' Book Fair will be held at the Bluecoat (Arts Centre) on Saturday 5th October and Sunday 6th October 2024. There will be around 30 tables of artists' work for sale. Entry to the public will be free. Applications are invited from individual book artists; artist collectives & groups; small press publishers; colleges/universities; and specialist trade suppliers.

Liverpool Book Art (LBA) is inviting submissions for the next Liverpool Artists Book Fair, marking 10 years since the first LBA Fair. The pandemic and other factors mean that this is the first 2-day Fair we have been able to put on in Liverpool since 2018!

We are excited that the Fair will be held at the Bluecoat (Arts Centre), Liverpool's city centre contemporary arts hub (& the oldest arts centre in the UK).

Not only is this a perfect fit in terms of contemporary art, including the interests of visitors to the Bluecoat, it also means that the Fair will be supported and promoted by the venue (unlike non-arts venues). For the Fair, we'll be using the first floor performance space, and at least one of the ground floor rooms.

We are looking to showcase a diversity of approaches and artistic practices, for sale at a range of prices.

Applications are invited from individual book artists, artist collectives and groups; small press publishers; colleges & universities; and specialist trade suppliers.

We embrace the whole diverse range of book art: unique hand-made books, limited editions, stories & illustrations, distinctive notebooks, altered books, book sculptures, bindings and more!

The price of a table for the 2 days of the Fair is: £80 for artists; £140 for colleges/universities; £160 trade/suppliers.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Individual book artists; artist collectives & groups; small press publishers; colleges/universities; and specialist trade suppliers.
When is the deadline?
28th July 2024.
How many works can I submit?
Please submit up to 5 images of your work (maximum 2 images per work).
By uploading these images, you give your permission for Liverpool Book Art to use them on our website, social media pages and in publicity for the fair and exhibition.
How much does it cost?
The price of a table for the 2 days of the Fair is: £80 for artists; £140 for colleges/universities; £160 trade/suppliers.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The Bluecoat is open Saturday 10.00-17.00; Sunday 11.00-17.00. The Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair will be open to the public from 11.00 on both days.
Display and Other Facilities
If you wish to bring anything else with you, such as free-standing displays boards, please let us know as part of your application. There is no scope for displaying items on the walls. Please also let us know if you have any other requirements e.g. access to electrical sockets, and we will try to accommodate them.
Does the location have disabled access?
The Bluecoat has excellent disabled access, with ramp access on the ground floor and lifts to the first floor. Please let us know if you would prefer a table on the ground floor to meet your access needs.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The Fair will be publicised via B.A.N.; our own website and Facebook/Instagram pages; printed flyers distributed locally and at other artist book fairs; local arts listing publications & sites; a press campaign; and the Bluecoat, Visit Liverpool, and Liverpool City Council newsletters and websites.
Do I need to be present?
Yes. We do not have people available to staff a table on your behalf.
Is there a private view / opening?
No.

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