The Hepworth Wakefield Festive Market 2024

Deadline: 03/06/2024

City: Wakefield  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Hepworth Wakefield

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Join us on Saturday 23 - 24 November and Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December, 10am - 4pm each day, when The Hepworth Wakefield Festive Market returns. A preview event will take place on Friday 22 November, 7 - 9pm, to coincide with the private view and opening party for our new exhibitions.

We are delighted to announce that our popular Festive Market returns this winter, taking place in the event space at Tileyard North, the refurbished textile mill opposite the gallery.

Applications are welcomed from emerging and established UK-based independent artists, designers, makers and producers working in ceramics, cosmetics and aromatics, food and drink, gifts for children, homeware, jewellery, plants and floristry, prints, stationery and textiles.

The weekend will feature family activities, live music and street food - alongside special offers in The Hepworth Wakefield shop and café – to ensure a well-attended, vibrant event. Last year, we welcomed just over 13,000 visitors across the two Festive Market weekends. 

A preview event will take place on the evening of Friday 22nd November to coincide with the private view and opening party for our new exhibitions. Please let us know in your application if you are interested / available in taking part.

Applications close at midday on Monday 3 June 2024 .

Costs: 
Standard stalls are £250 for 1 weekend period. Figures are inclusive of VAT. (220 x 150 cm with optional trestle table)

Fees must be paid in advance to guarantee a place. Makers selected for participation will be informed of payment deadlines. Fees support the running of the fairs and markets programme and The Hepworth Wakefield’s mission to create art experiences that inspire and enhance lives.

Submissions:
Up to five examples of your work and photos of your stall set up would be helpful.

Promotion:
All stallholders will be featured on The Hepworth Wakefield’s website, social media and newsletters.

As with all our fairs, markets and festivals, the event will be promoted across The Hepworth Wakefield’s website and social media, including promoted Facebook and Instagram adverts designed to reach approx. 750,000 people.

Print adverts will be placed in regional magazines such as Living North and Yorkshire Post; an outdoor poster campaign will be on display in Leeds and Sheffield; and flyers will be distributed across West, South and North Yorkshire.

Recent fairs and markets have been featured on BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Sounds, Wakefield Express and Yorkshire Post.

Insurance:
All stallholders must have Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million. Successful applicants to our Festive Market will receive a discount code for 10% off the cost of Axisweb Network Associate membership, which includes free PPL insurance up to £5 million. This code will be offered on request to the first 40 successful applicants in need of insurance.

Accessibility:
The market will take place in the converted mill space adjacent to the gallery, part of the Tileyard North development. Stalls will be set up the day before the fair opens. The space is fully indoors with access to toilets, WIFI and electricity.

Full details regarding set up and take down will be sent in advance of the event.

The space is fully accessible to anyone with mobility requirements. The space is on the ground floor with full access and toilet facilities. If you have any concerns about your stall and have access requirements please let the market organisers know.

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. The Hepworth Wakefield is Disability Confident Committed and we have pledged to ensure that disabled people have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within our organisation.

Please read the frequently asked questions before applying.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
We welcome and encourage applications from all UK based makers, especially candidates who are under-represented within the arts sector. The Hepworth Wakefield is Disability Confident Committed and we have pledged to ensure that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within our organisation.
When is the deadline?
Midday on Monday 3 June 2024.
How many works can I submit?
Up to five examples of your work and photos of your stall set up would be helpful.
How much does it cost?
Standard stalls are £250 for 1 weekend period. Figures are inclusive of VAT. (220 x 150 cm with optional trestle table)

Fees must be paid in advance to guarantee a place. Makers selected for participation will be informed of payment deadlines. Fees support the running of the fairs and markets programme and The Hepworth Wakefield’s mission to create art experiences that inspire and enhance lives.
What dates and times can I attend?
Festive Market Preview: Friday 22nd November, 7 - 9pm
Festive Market Weekend 1: Saturday 23 and 24 November, 10am - 4pm both days
Festive Market Weekend 2: Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December, 10am - 4pm both days

The preview event will coincide with the private view and opening party for our new season of exhibitions.

Please select both weekends if you are available for both and we will make the selection based on overall availability.
Where is the market taking place? And does the location have disabled access?
The market will take place in the converted mill space adjacent to the gallery, part of the Tileyard North development. Stalls will be set up the day before the fair opens. The space is fully indoors with access to toilets, WIFI and electricity.

Full details regarding set up and take down will be sent in advance of the event.

The space is fully accessible to anyone with mobility requirements. The space is on a ground floor with full access and toilet facilities. If you have any concerns about your stall and have access requirements please let the market organisers know.
Is there a private view / opening?
A preview event will take place on the evening of Friday 22nd November to coincide with the private view and opening party for our new exhibitions. Please let us know in your application if you are interested / available in taking part.
Will visitors pay to visit for the market?
Yes, entry to the Festive Market will be £2 / free for Members, carers and under 18s.

A discounted exhibition ticket will be available for the event dates. Stall holders will be offered free entry to The Hepworth Wakefield’s exhibitions.
What press and marketing will The Hepworth Wakefield undertake?
All stallholders will be featured on The Hepworth Wakefield’s website, social media and newsletters.

As with all our fairs, markets and festivals, the event will be promoted across The Hepworth Wakefield’s website and social media, including promoted Facebook and Instagram adverts designed to reach approx. 750,000 people.

Print adverts will be placed in regional magazines such as Living North and Yorkshire Post; an outdoor poster campaign will be on display in Leeds and Sheffield; and flyers will be distributed across West, South and North Yorkshire.

Recent fairs and markets have been featured on BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Sounds, Wakefield Express and Yorkshire Post.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, all stallholders must have Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million. Successful applicants to our Festive Market will receive a discount code for 10% off the cost of Axisweb Network Associate membership, which includes free PPL insurance up to £5 million. This code will be offered on request to the first 40 successful applicants in need of insurance.
How much time do I have to set up my stall?
Stallholders will have access on Friday 22 November and the morning of Saturday 23 November (Weekend 1) and Friday 29 November and the morning of Saturday 30 November (Weekend 2). Further details will be sent to successful stallholders.
How are stallholders selected?
Exhibitors are selected by a panel comprising The Hepworth Wakefield team members with comprehensive experience of curating, exhibiting, promoting, commissioning, and retailing work by artists and makers at all levels of experience. Exhibitors are selected to ensure that the fair presents a range of styles and approaches by artists and makers working at a range of levels and from all professional and educational backgrounds. We encourage applications from independent artists, collectives and galleries.
How do I apply?
Applications are made through Curatorspace only.
What size is the stall?
220 x 130cm, with optional trestle table.

Due to the layout of stalls, some stalls will be against brick walls or windows and others back to back in the centre of the space. Corner plot stalls may have two sides open to customers. Stallholders are encouraged to be creative with their stall display and make use of the space available.

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