Do I have to be a gallery to apply?
Each of our fairs will accept applications from galleries, dealers or established collectives. Some of our fairs will consider applications for solo-artist presentations. Please note, this does differ between our fairs and you should contact the fair you are interested in to find out whether they accept solo applications.
What type of work should I submit with my application?
Our aim is to produce a well-rounded fair that offers artwork to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Work that may be accepted at one fair, may not be at another, as it is also partly dependent on the other applications we receive.
How many images should I submit per artist?
We would recommend at least 3 images per artist.
How many artists should I submit?
It is a good idea to think about the number of artists you are putting forward in relation to the size of stand you are applying for – for example, we would suggest a maximum of 6 artists for a 12sqm stand.
If I’ve exhibited at another Affordable Art Fair before, do I still need to apply?
Yes, applications for each fair are reviewed as individual submissions. Being accepted for one fair does not guarantee that you will be accepted at another.
When will I hear if my application has been successful?
Whilst we do our best to review everyone’s applications as quickly as possible, due to the high volume we receive and our selection committees’ promise to give each application enough time to be reviewed thoroughly, the process can sometimes incur delays.
Do the images need to be of the works I will be bringing?
Yes, if possible. It gives us a better idea of what you are submitting and how your stand could look and fit into the show as a whole, however we do understand that artworks might still be in the making – if this is the case please submit other work the artist has made that most closely resembles the work you hope to bring.
If my application is unsuccessful, how do I get my deposit back?
We will refund it to the account stated on your application. If in doubt, please contact the relevant fair team or email us on [email protected].
Are there any additional costs?
There are optional additional costs such as storage, WIFI and furniture hire. If your application is successful, you will receive further details on the stand extras available and their prices.
Do I need to pay extra to be included in the marketing and promotion of the fair?
No, absolutely not! This is included in the cost of taking a stand with us – we take care of the marketing in its entirety for each event.