OPEN CALL: 3 month exhibition at Manchester Central Library
Deadline: 30/06/2020 | Published: 26/04/2020 | City: Manchester | Region: Greater Manchester | Country: United Kingdom | Karis Lambert
Showcase your artwork in a unique art festival coming to Manchester city centre in 2021.
Be part of a stunning group exhibition at the Manchester Central Library and Nexus Art Cafe celebrating the scope and beauty of paper-based art.
About Paper Festival
Paper Festival is a three-month public-facing art exhibition and series of events celebrating paper-based contemporary art.
Collage, cut-outs, painting, print, text-based and interdisciplinary art will make up the varied exhibition on display across two main venues: Manchester Central Library main exbibition space and the Nexus Art Cafe. Artists have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at these reputable creative venues in the Manchester city centre.
The festival will be immersive, bold, colourful and playful to be enjoyed by adults and families. Get involved and apply today!
I’m looking for artwork that is bold, playful and defies expectations. It can be any medium or combination of mediums, including collage, print, painting, sculpture and interdisciplinary art, as long as paper is a key feature of your piece(s).
I’m particularly interested in featuring artwork that is interactive, immersive, really big or really small, or a series.
Who can take part
Any artist who is currently based in the UK and can deliver artwork to Greater Manchester by 31st August can take part. Artwork will be selected based on quality of the proposal and previous artwork, plus how much it meets the criteria above.
It is free to apply and artists will only need to cover postage costs of their artwork to and from the venue if their work is chosen.
How to apply
Simply fill in the application form to tell me what you'd like to include in the exhibition. (The artwork does not need to have been created at the time you submit your application form.)
Deadline for applications: 30th June
Deadline for artwork: 31st August
There will also the opportunity to take part in public-facing events in the exhibition space.
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For example, you will be eligible if you create prints and paintings, text-based work presented on paper, collage and cut-outs, and installation using paper.
Deadline for artwork: 31st August
Artists can also receive professional marketing and PR support throughout the exhibition for a small fee. This includes priority in our promotional activities, including social media, website, any news articles published, and an opportunity to be part of the artist panel in the opening night.
Artwork that is ambitious, bold, playful and immersive will be prioritised. However I'm looking for a range of pieces to showcase a variety of work.
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