Textile Artists for Temporary Contemporary Exhibition in Huddersfield from 6th - 16th June

Deadline: 24/05/2019  |  Published: 06/05/2019  |  Venue: Queensgate Market, Huddersfield as part of Temporary Contemporary  |  City: Huddersfield  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Alison McIntyre

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Temporary Contemporary is a partnership project between Kirklees Council (Markets and Creative Economy Teams) and the University of Huddersfield, (School of Art, Design and Architecture). From 8 - 16 June WOVEN celebration of innovation in textiles across Kirklees and Temporary Contemporary are offering the opportunity for artists using textiles in their practice to use vacant stalls around the market to create and showcase work.

Please note there is no invigilation within the market and all works left unattended will be left at your own risk. 

Spaces are free to use during the festival and we are able to offer up to £200 seed money to support your idea. This could be used for materials, for your time to engage with visitors to the market during the festival, or in other ways relevant to your project.

Due to the tight turnaround artists will be accepted into the exhibition on a first come first served basis.

If your idea or proposal is accepted you will be expected to produce your own marketing material about your project.  We will support you in your marketing and communications by sharing on the Creative Kirklees and WOVEN website and social media.  

Stalls are generally 2m x 3m but vary across the market. The actual space available will vary at the time of programming.

The market is a public space and is uninvigilated, so where relevant, you will need to think about the security of your work. Kirklees council, WOVEN and the University of Huddersfield can accept no liability for loss of or damage to work or equipment used in your project.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone working in textiles or whose work relates to textiles in some way
When is the deadline?
Friday 24 May at the latest, but due to the tight timeframe applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis
How many works can I submit?
As many as you like, taking into consideration the restrictions of the space in the market allotted to you.
When is the delivery date?
Delivery and installation will take place on Wed 5th and Thurs 6th June. Technician support will be available for installation.
When do I need to collect my work?
Monday 17th June
How much does it cost?
There is no cost
Are there payments to artists?
£200 seed money to support involvement with materials or costs of engaging with visitors
Is there a private view / opening?
As part of WOVEN launch event on Thurs 6 June
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Queensgate Market opening hours are 9-5.30 Mon - Fri, 8.30 - 5.30 Sat
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Yes through WOVEN website and Temporary Contemporary
Do I need to be present?
You don't have to be, but we can fund your presence of you are engaging with visitors. There is no invigilation.
Where will my venue be listed?
WOVEN and Temporary Contemporary websites
How do you decide on proposals?
Relevance to textiles as a theme. Artist connection to Kirklees and West Yorkshire
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be allotted a space in the market and a contract. You will install your work on Wed 5th or Thurs 6th June, with support from technicians. The exhibition will run from Thurs 6 until Sat 15 June. You will be expected to collect your work on Monday 17th June and can invoice HATCH for up to £200 seed money at that stage.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Innovative use of textiles and opportunities to engage with the public would be an advantage
What are the selection criteria?
Good response to themes and brief. Geographic location. Quality of work. Ability to install work in a vacant market stall space

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