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The Hepworth Wakefield ONLINE Ceramics Fair - Open Call for Exhibitors

The Hepworth Wakefield Online Ceramics Fair will celebrate ceramics, art and pottery across our website and social media channels over a 10-day period, 9 - 18 July 2021. If you are a maker working in ceramics and would like to take part in this year’s fair, apply online below.

The deadline for applications has now passed.

Online Ceramics Fair – Format

Exhibitors will each have a dedicated profile page on our website containing a biography, details of your practice, artist/studio images, links to your online shop and a gallery showcasing up to six individual works, which can be clicked for purchase directly from your website.

Exhibitor profiles go live online on the first day of the event and remain live until the closing date.

Exhibitors have the opportunity fo feature in online talks, interviews, studio tours and demonstrations via our Instagram channel, and longer talks via Zoom.  All applicants are invited to propose additional content for online events (please see application form). These talks proved very popular during our Online Print Fair in March 2021, see previous fair content on our IGTV channel.

The fee for participation in the fair is £75 inclusive of VAT.

Press and Marketing

Exhibitors will be prominently featured 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: (78k followers); Facebook: (32k followers), as well as in regular e-newsletters sent to our large audience. The Hepworth Wakefield has a strong track record of securing media coverage for its online fairs and markets, offering a further opportunity to profile participants. 

Media coverage received for previous online fairs included Art Daily, Crafts Council, Elle Decoration, The Guardian, Time Out and Yorkshire Post.

The Guardian | Crafts Council  | Elle Decoration | Time Out

Apply Online

Applications are welcomed from emerging and established UK-based artists, potters and designers working with clay. Individuals, collectives or galleries may apply.

All applicants must have a website with e-commerce facility and/or online shop hosted through an external platform, such as Etsy/Folksy. Shops hosted on Facebook are not accepted.

Applications are made via Curatorspace.

All applicants are also required to complete an anonymous online equal opportunities form.

Places are secured on payment of the fee. Selected makers will be invoiced by 11 June for payment to be made by 18 June. failure to pay by this date will result in your place being passed on to another applicant.

Please email market@hepworthwakefield.org with any enquiries relating to this opportunity.

Equal Opportunties

The Hepworth Wakefield will provide equal opportunities to all applicants to our jobs and artistic opportunities and will not discriminate either directly or indirectly. In order to enable us to ensure compliance with this statement, a system of monitoring has been set up. Please complete this form alongside your fair application. 

The information on this form will be treated in confidence and used solely for the purpose of providing statistics for equal opportunities and diversity monitoring. This form does not form part of your application and will be stored separately.

As part of our membership of the Craft UK network, we work closely with the Crafts Council to tackle racism and a lack of diversity within the craft sector. This forms part of our ongoing anti-racism action plan. 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.