The Hepworth Wakefield Harvest Festival 2024

Deadline: 03/06/2024

City: Wakefield  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Hepworth Wakefield

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The Hepworth Wakefield will be celebrating the start of autumn with a brand-new event in its fairs and markets calendar.

The Hepworth Wakefield Harvest Festival, taking place on Saturday,  21 and 22 September, 10 am - 4 pm, will encompass a seasonal market, family activities in the galleries and garden, live music and street food.

The market will take place in Tileyard North, the refurbished mill opposite The Hepworth Wakefield. 

Applications are now open for artists, designers, makers, food and drink providers, and specialist retailers/store owners to host a stall.

If you make or sell artisan food and drink, books, blankets, candles, ceramics, fabrics and textiles, home and kitchenware, plants, prints, vintage items, vinyl, or seasonal produce, we’d love to hear from you. 

There will be a preview event, open to the public, on Friday 20 September, 7 - 9 pm.

Applications close at midday on Monday, 3 June 2024.

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

Costs:
Standard stall: £200 inc 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.

The festival 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 market 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.

Accessibility: 
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 festival 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 opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations within our organisation.

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 Harvest Festival 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.

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 stall: £200 inc 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 are the Festival opening hours?
Harvest Festival Preview: Friday 20 September, 7 - 9pm.
Harvest Festival: Saturday 21 and 22 September 2024, 10am - 4pm both days.
Where is the Festival taking place? And does the location have disabled access?
The festival 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 market 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 festival organisers know.
Is there a private view / opening?
There will be a preview event, open to the public, on Friday 20 September, 7 - 9pm.
Will visitors pay to visit for the Festival?
Yes, entry to the Harvest Festival will be £2 / free for Members, carers and under 18s.

A discounted exhibition ticket will be available for the event dates and stallholders 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 Harvest Festival 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 20 September and the morning of Saturday 21 September. Further details will be sent to Stallholders.
How are stallholders selected?
Stallholders 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 festival 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, makers, collectives and galleries.

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