Paper/Ink/Print Festival 2023

Deadline: 30/11/2022  |  Published: 22/09/2022  |  Venue: Landmark Arts Centre  |  City: Teddington  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Landmark Arts Centre

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The Landmark Arts Centre is launching a new biennial printmaking festival that will champion the art of hand-printmaking, artists’ books and papermaking. The inaugural fair will be running over the weekend of 17-19 March 2023, and will include a whole programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations alongside special exhibits and over 50 stands of artists selling their work directly to visitors. The local area has a wealth of printmaking history and many print and book artists who have exhibited with us in the past, we want to build on that and bring a vibrant new event to Surrey and the South West of London that will encourage visitors to learn more about the difference between hand-printmaking and digital prints, to discover what book art really is, and dive into the pulp of hand papermaking!

The Landmark Arts Centre is a Grade II* listed building, built in the 1880s as a magnificent gothic style church. With its soaring scale and striking architectural features, it is a memorable venue. With our four annual arts fairs (two art fairs, a textiles event every two years and a craft fair near Christmas) at the core of our visual arts programme, the Landmark Arts Centre is a well-established destination for art lovers of all kinds. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make the fairs enjoyable for visitors, collectors and artists alike.

The Landmark Arts Centre is launching a new biennial printmaking festival that will champion the art of hand-printmaking, artists’ books and papermaking. The inaugural fair will be running over the weekend of 17-19 March 2023, and will include a whole programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations alongside special exhibits and over 50 stands of artists selling their work directly to visitors.

The Landmark has established themselves within the UK’s art calendar with annual art fairs, and contemporary craft events that have developed over the past 15 years. The unique setting and consistently high visitor numbers help to make the landmark fairs enjoyable for visitors, collectors and exhibitors alike. The local area has a wealth of printmaking history and many print and book artists who have exhibited with us in the past, we want to build on that and bring a vibrant new event to Surrey and the South West of London that will encourage visitors to learn more about the difference between hand-printmaking and digital prints, to discover what book art really is, and dive into the pulp of hand papermaking.

To do this we will provide successful applicants with either a Main Stand or a Table Stand from which to set up and sell their work direct to the public. No dealers, no commissions to pay! We will also be choosing a large-scale installation artwork from submitted proposals for our large exhibition space; and exhibiting other sculptural works in cabinets around the Landmark. Additionally, there will be a significant programme of talks, workshops and demos throughout the weekend. We will promote the festival via local press, leaflet drops, current art fairs, we’ll advertise in printmaking magazines and lifestyle publications and provide a significant social media presence. Our usual art fair visitors are delighted to discover new work and come back year after year, so we’ll be targeting them to visit as well as bringing in a newer crowd of print and book art enthusiasts.

PLEASE NOTE If we have to cancel your booking due to Government COVID restrictions you will receive a full refund, or the choice to carry forward your booking to another future event.

Criteria

Our new Paper/Ink/Print Festival is open to individual artists, groups and related small businesses who make high quality hand printmaking, artists’ books, paper-based artworks and related items. We do not accept artists who make and sell mass produced reproductions, such as laser or giclée prints at this fair as we wish to champion the art of hand-printmaking. All types of artists’ books/zines considered.  

Interested applicants need to fill out the online application form having selected which type/size stand they’d prefer to exhibit in (based on the stand plan). No agents accepted. You must be based in the UK to apply.

Stand Plan & Prices

Please download the current stand plan & prices here: 

https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/exhibitor-info/

Fair Publicity

• A printed colour catalogue including your details and a map of the building will be available on the door to visitors.

• A digital version of the catalogue will be emailed to our digital database and it will also be included on the Landmark website and sent to you. A digital invite emailed to you and to our digital database and available to download from our website.

• The fair will be featured in the Landmark’s seasonal events leaflet with 12,000 copies produced and distributed via direct mail, other venues etc. This listing will also appear on our website and be publicised via email to the Landmark’s significant list of subscribers (4.1k+).

• 20,000 flyers distributed around greater London with specific reference to target markets, galleries etc., and door-to-door delivery within the local area.

• AA Road signs.

• Advertisements or editorials in local magazines and newspapers.

• Advertisements in a range of creative magazines and periodicals.

• Posters, banners & flyers in the local vicinity.

• Online advertising/listings with known London and local services such as A-N, TimeOut, ArtRabbit, Arts News (Arts Council), Galleries, news outlets etc...

• A significant social media presence including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Application Procedure

Please refer to the floor plan to select your preferred position within the fair. Then fill out the application form, having read all the terms and conditions below. If you are selected you will be informed shortly after the submission deadline, you will then be directed to make full payment via cheque or BACS. Please don’t send any payment before you have been allocated a stand. If you are transferring payment via our bank account, please see the bank details on the invoice sent to you and I will confirm receipt by email (on a weekly basis).

A digital 'exhibitor pack' will be sent to all successful applicants at least 6 weeks prior to the event. This will accompany more information and advice, about catering, sales, tickets and further instructions. We are always happy to supply exhibitors with physical flyers and printed posters on request until they run out for which you will need to arrange collection or ask for them to be posted to you.

You will also receive an 'on the door' pack when you arrive to set up your stand which will include exhibitor badges, a free wine ticket, an artist feedback form and general info. Your stand will be labelled with its number and the name you nominate in advance.

Please ensure you have read all of the terms and conditions before filling out the application form. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time before returning the application form if you need clarification of any aspect of the festival.

Fair Dates & Timings

Friday 17 March 9.00am – 3.30pm – Artist arrival and set up

                                       4.00pm – 8.00pm – Open to the public

Saturday 18 March 10.00am – 4.30pm – Open to the public

Sunday 19 March 10.00am – 4.30pm – Open to the public

                                           4.30pm – 7.00pm – Artists’ take down

See FAQs  & Terms & Condtions PDF for more info. If in doubt please contact the curator: Abigail Thomas via CuratorSpace. 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Our new Paper/Ink/Print Festival is open to individual artists, groups and related small businesses who make high quality hand printmaking, artists’ books, paper-based artworks and related items. We do not accept artists who make and sell mass produced reproductions, such as laser or giclée prints; at this fair as we wish to champion the art of hand-printmaking. All types of artists’ books/zines considered.
No agents accepted. You must be based in the UK to apply.
When is the deadline?
The form will be live until 30th November 2022 – (11.59PM), however PLEASE NOTE we will start to assign stands in October, so do not delay in applying if you don't want to miss out!
How much does it cost?
Costs of stands vary so please refer to the STAND PLAN which is downloadable from our website as a PDF, or you can see it as a JPEG image on the main opportunity page here, but it might not be as clear as the PDF will be.

https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/exhibitor-info/

Stand Prices start from £38+VAT.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, between 4pm-8pm on Friday 17th March 2023
What are the fair dates and timings?
Fair Dates & Timings
Friday 17 March - 9.00am – 3.30pm– Artist arrival and set up
- 4.00pm – 8.00pm – Open to the public
Saturday 18 March - 10.00am – 4.30pm – Open to the public
Sunday 19 March - 10.00am – 4.30pm – Open to the public
- 4.30pm – 7.00pm – Artists’ take down
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, the Landmark building has been adapted for wheelchair access except for the studio space (which is only used during the fair for talks and workshops). However please notify us in advance of any access needs and we will endeavor to help. We have reserved parking spaces for disabled visitors, if you know of someone that is coming that this applies to please tell us in advance, we can reserve them a disabled parking space very close to the ramp to the front door.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Fair Publicity
• A printed colour catalogue including your details and a map of the building will be available on the door to visitors.
• A digital version of the catalogue will be emailed to our digital database and it will also be included on the Landmark website and sent to you. A digital invite emailed to you and to our digital database and available to download from our website.
• The fair will be featured in the Landmark’s seasonal events leaflet with 12,000 copies produced and distributed via direct mail, other venues etc. This listing will also appear on our website and be publicised via email to the Landmark’s significant list of subscribers (4.1k+).
• 20,000 flyers distributed around greater London with specific reference to target markets, galleries etc., and door-to-door delivery within the local area.
• AA Road signs.
• Advertisements or editorials in local magazines and newspapers.
• Advertisements in a range of creative magazines and periodicals.
• Posters, banners & flyers in the local vicinity.
• Online advertising/listings with known London and local services such as A-N, TimeOut, ArtRabbit, Arts News (Arts Council), Galleries, news outlets etc...
• A significant social media presence including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Do I need to be present?
Yes, our visitors are here to talk to you as well and viewing and buying your work! If applying as a shared stand, or as a group; we will, of course, leave you to decide your own rota.
What happens if I am accepted?
• We will start to review and assign stands from October, so do not delay in applying!
• Applicants will be informed of our decision and which space is available to them as soon as possible.
• If your application is successful you will be sent an acceptance email in which you will be given an invoice for the stand, including any Extras you have requested.
• You must then pay the balance of the invoice asap otherwise your stand will be reallocated.
Can I submit a proposal for running a workshop/talk or demo?
Yes! We welcome proposals from all artists who'd like to run workshops, give a talk, or do a demo slot during the festival. Please email the curator for more details: abigail@landmarkartscentre.org
Are there any other spaces available to exhibit in?
Yes, we will be launching a special opportunity for large-scale works to be exhibited at the festival - this will be announced soon! If you're interested in hearing more about this please email the curator: abigail@landmarkartscentre.org

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