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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2022 - open call for artists

Open call for artists, designers and makers to take part in our Print Fair, 10 - 12 June 2022, 10am – 5pm. Deadline for applications: 29 April 2022.

We are delighted to announce that our popular Print Fair returns in a new format for 2022. The fair will feature around 30 stalls and will take place in our auditorium and learning studios, located in our main gallery building, over three days this summer, 10 – 12 June 2022.

Applications are welcomed from emerging and established UK-based artists, textile designers and illustrators working in screen print, etching, monoprint, giclee, risograph, lithograph, collagraph, linocut, letterpress and other print media.  Individuals, collectives or galleries may apply.

The weekend will also feature family activities and a spring offer in The Hepworth Wakefield shop and café to ensure well attended, vibrant events. 

Applications are made via Curatorspace. Please read the details below before applying.

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.

Stall details

Standard stall: £150 for three day period.

220 x 130cm, with optional 183 x 76cm wooden topped trestle table.

Booth: £294 for three day period.

Standard stall + 4 x (100cm x 280cm) display boards.

Double Booth: £588 for three day period.

2 x standard stalls + 8 x (100cm x 280cm) display boards.

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Prices mark a 30% reduction on previous Print Fairs, to account for the reduced scale of the event.

Applicants available for the full three day period will be given priority. Single or two-day stalls may not be available.

APPLY ONLINE HERE

Deadline: 29 April 2022, midnight

More information

Please see our frequently asked questions below or email market@hepworthwakefield.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 (84k 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 Art Daily, Crafts Council, Elle Decoration, The Guardian, Time Out and Yorkshire Post.   

How will capacity be managed in a smaller space?

Print Fair ticket sales will be monitored closely in order to manage capacity. Marketing will make visitors aware of the reduced scale of the event to manage expectations. The reduced scale is reflected in the participation fee.  

Is there a fee to participate?

Stall fees are listed above. The figures are inclusive of VAT. Fees mark a reduction in cost from our previous larger fairs to account for the reduced scale of this event. 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. 

When can the stall be set up?

Stalls will be set up on Thursday 9 June and the morning of 10 June (8.30am – 10am), and must be cleared by 7pm on 12 June.   

How are you keeping visitors, exhibitors and staff safe?

We encourage all visitors and exhibitors to continue to wear face coverings while moving around the building. Staff wear face coverings in at all times unless seated at their desks. Please see more about our Covid-19 safety information here.