The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair 2023 - Open Call for Artists
Open call for ceramic artists and potters to take part in The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, 10am – 5pm. Deadline for applications is midday on Sunday 16 April.
We are delighted to invite you to apply to take part in The Hepworth Wakefield Ceramics Fair. Whether you make contemporary or traditional ceramics, homeware, sculpture or jewellery, we’d love to hear from you.
This annual event brings together work by ceramic artists and potters working across the UK and provides an opportunity for you to have your work exhibited for sale in front of 4000* visitors over the weekend. (*based on visitors to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair in March 2023).
The Ceramics Fair returns to the newly-created event space at Tileyard North, the refurbished textile mill opposite the gallery, following the huge success of our Festive Market in November and December 2022 and Print Fair in March 2023.
The weekend will also feature family activities, events and discounted exhibition entry to ensure a well-attended, vibrant event.
Standard stall: £150
220 x 150cm, with optional 183 x 76cm wooden topped trestle table
How to apply
Applications are are made via Curatorspace. Deadline for applications is midday on Sunday 16 April.
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.
As an exhibitor, you will be included on the dedicated event page on The Hepworth Wakefield’s website, containing a link to your online shop or Instagram and an image of your work.
Please see our frequently asked questions below or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any further enquiries.
Frequently Asked Questions
What press and marketing will The Hepworth Wakefield undertake?
Exhibitors will be prominently listed on The Hepworth Wakefield’s website and promoted through a variety of content on the gallery’s sector-leading social media platforms: Twitter (82k followers); Instagram (87k followers); Facebook (32k followers), as well as in regular e-newsletters sent to our subscribers. The Hepworth Wakefield has a strong track record of securing media coverage for its fairs and markets, offering a further opportunity to profile participants. Media coverage received for previous fairs included Crafts Council, Elle Decoration, The Guardian, Time Out and Yorkshire Post.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, all stallholders must have Public Liability insurance to the value of £5 million. Axisweb Network Associate membership includes free PPL insurance up to £5 million.
When and how can I set up my stall?
Stalls will be set up the day before the fair opens. Full details regarding set up and take down will be sent in advance of the event.
Is there a fee to participate?
Stall fees are listed above. The figures are inclusive of VAT. 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 fair and our work to create art experiences that inspire, captivate and enhance lives.
How do I apply?
Applications are made through Curatorspace only, via this link. You will be asked to send up to 5 images of your products including your stall at previous fairs/events. Deadline for applications is midday on Sunday 16 April.
What dates and times can I attend?
The fair takes place Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June 2023, 10am – 5pm, and exhibitors will be required to participate on both days.
The fair returns to the newly-created event space at Tileyard North, the refurbished textile mill opposite the gallery, following the huge success of our Festive Market in November and December 2022 and Print Fair in March 2023.
Who can apply?
All UK-based artists working may apply. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your work in advance and ensure it is appropriate for the fair.
How are exhibitors 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 a artists and makers at all levels of experience. Exhibitors are selected to ensure that the fair presents a range of styles and approaches to ceramic arts and pottery, 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.