Lewes Art Fair – call for exhibitors

 

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Lewes Art Fair 

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST 2013 – 10AM TO 5PM

CALL FOR EXHIBITORS

 

(Logo Design: Luke Insect)

Lewes Art Fair is now accepting applications for Lewes Art Fair.  Contact Sarah on 07890 566 342 or email info@lewesartfair.co.uk for an information pack.

 

Planned to coincide with the first day of Artwave, Lewes Art Fair provides a central Lewes location right in the middle of the Town’s Artwave Art Trail.  Advertised in a prime position in the Artwave brochure and indicated on the maps and other promotional material, Lewes Art Fair will be a must visit venue of the Festival.

The Fair provides Artists and Craftspeople a platform to sell their work directly to the public and to targeted buyers.  Our PR campaign will ensure that local art buyers and media are aware of and invited to the Fair.  Our exciting programme of events on the day will attract a large number of visitors.

If you are already exhibiting at an Open House in the Artwave Festival, Lewes Town Hall offers a central venue on the opening day from which to promote your Open House for the rest of the three week long festival.  Exhibit here and bring along promotional material and the footfall will follow you home.

 

VENUE

Lewes Art Fair will take place in the Corn Exchange and the Assembly Room of Lewes Town Hall, High Street, Lewes, BN7 2Q5, with workshops and talks taking place in the lecture room.

 

THE EVENT – SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST

  • Set up from 8am
  • Doors open to the public 10am
  • Doors close 5pm
  • Set down time 5-6.30pm

We are developing an exciting and inspiring programme of performances, workshops and talks to compliment our diverse and high quality stallholders to deliver a successful and well attended event.

As exhibitors we will showcase artists, sculptors, printmakers and craftspeople and those working in textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, design, and much more.  Please contact info@lewesartfair.co.uk if you have any questions about exhibiting.

We do not charge a commission on sales.

The stage area will run an exciting programme of art performances throughout the day and there will be a children’s area and a well stocked café.

There is a separate hall for workshops and talks, with guest speakers, seminars and workshops.

 

REGISTERING

Bookings will be confirmed with full payment only.  Bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Lewes Art Fair reserves the right to refuse applications.

Please read our terms and conditions and return the booking form to secure your space, register for a workshop or book some promotional material in the Exhibition bag.  Please note – if we do not receive the booking form with acceptance of our terms and conditions, you will not be eligible to trade at the event.

 

SPACE

In view of the current economic climate we are offering affordable rates to individual artists and craftspeople who just need a small space to showcase their work.  Prices start at just £50.00 for a small space.

Lewes Art Fair is happy for artists to share a medium or large stand, however Lewes Art Fair permission must be sought in this case.  No subletting of space is allowable.

Please note that we do not charge commission on sales.

 

Stand rental packages:-

We do not charge VAT.

Lewes Art Fair is happy for artists to share a stand – please contact info@lewesartfair.co.uk for further information.

  • Small stand (1m x 1m) space only £50.00
  • Medium stand (2m x 2m) space only £80
  • Medium Stand + 2m hanging display £100
  • Large stand (3m x 2m) space only £120
  • Large stand + 3m hanging display £150
  • Add Electricity (no charge, limited availability)
  • Add table (no charge)
  • Add chairs (no charge)

Additional costs

Bespoke spaces – please contact info@lewesartfair.co.uk if you would like to discuss requirements.

Download Lewes Art Fair stand booking form.

WORKSHOPS

A space for workshops / talks is available.  This is a great way to promote your business and offer taster sessions.  Priority will be given to Exhibitors.

The cost of the workshop is £40 per hour for exhibitors and £75 for people not exhibiting at the Fair.

Each workshop session is 1 hour including set up and set down.

Bookings will be accepted with full payment only and must be received no later 15th June 2013.

EXHIBITION BAG

Reach 500 + Art Fair attendees with information about your product, service or events with an insert in our Exhibition Bag.  For just £25.00 (no VAT) per leaflet (up to A4), promote yourself, events, art classes or organisation.

Leaflets to be provided to Lewes Arts, The Hive, 66 High Street, Lewes BN7 1XG by Friday 16th August 2013 to ensure inclusion in bag.

FAIR GUIDE

A Fair Guide with details of exhibitors and the event programme will be available as a downloadable PDF on the Lewes Art Fair website and printed versions will be available on the day.

PAYMENT

On receipt of the completed booking form we will send out an invoice to guarantee reservation of your space.  We require payment in full within 14 days of the invoice (unless prior agreement with the event organiser).

 

WHY SHOULD I EXHIBIT?

ARTWAVE

Lewes Art Fair is part of Artwave, this year celebrating its 20th year, and attracts large numbers of art buyers, collectors and tourists.  Lewes Art Fair is at Lewes Town Hall, a central venue on the trail.

PR & MARKETING

Our targeted PR and Marketing campaign will drive art buyers and visitors to the Fair.  It will include:-

  • Inclusion in the Artwave Brochure, website and mailouts
  • A publicity campaign to include adverts in national and local arts publications
  • Coverage on the Lewes Art Fair website, newsletter and social media
  • Coverage of Artists through Lewes Arts website, newsletters, social media
  • Direct mail campaign to arts professionals, galleries and art buyers
  • Leaflets distributed to venues throughout Lewes and district, Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Worthing, across Sussex and the South East.
  • Tickets distributed through competitions, sympathetic organisations and venues, artists and media
  • Targeted mail outs on the lead up to the Fair
  • Posters throughout Lewes and district
  • On the day street flyer distribution and signage to encourage footfall

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME

Our exciting programme of performance, talks, seminars and events will draw visitors.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please contact Sarah at Lewes Art Fair either by email info@lewesartfair.co.uk or by phone on 07890 566 342.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

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