WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINT FAIR | 2022 ARTIST OPEN CALL

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Eligibility:

Apply to our open call to be a part of Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary print. 

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair’s unique hybrid model of representing artists directly within a curated exhibition next to individual gallery booths creates opportunities for emerging artists to sit alongside some of the most prominent international printmakers and specialist dealers, while formulating new approaches to contemporary printmaking.

If successful, applicants will have the opportunity to:

  • Partake in the UK’s largest celebration of contemporary print
  • Be exposed to a new and engaged audience, attracting new clientele
  • Be scouted for representation by leading galleries and specialists in print, exhibiting at WCPF
  • Sell work to international audiences via The Online Edition x Artsy offering
  • Apply for the WCPF Installation Award
  • Receive prestigious prizes and recognition
  • Participate in WCPF monthly print drops throughout 2023
  • Take part in live artist talks and demonstrations

In addition to this, all applicants (regardless of whether they are selected for the Fair) will receive:

  • 2 free tickets to WCPF22 (worth £20)
  • Complimentary access to our Art & Business workshops, curated with leading industry experts to assist independent artists navigate and stand out in the market
  • 40% discount on your first Tagsmart Certificate
  • 10% discount on all Art Hub Studio courses
  • 20% discount on all Artichoke Print Studio courses
  • 10% discount on all Bainbridge Print Studios workshops
  • 10% off all Ironbridge Fine Arts products
Prize Summary: 
Receive prestigious prizes and recognition
Prizes Details: 
  • ART HUB STUDIOS PRIZE: 1 month free access to the Art Hub Studio printmaking facilities of the artist’s choice.
  • ARTICHOKE PRINT AWARD: Annual membership to the Brixton-based studio and 10 sessions access.
  • BAINBRIDGE PRINT PRIZE: 10 session pass to one of the Bainbridge Print studios (based in either Elephant & Castle or Croydon).
  • BOODLE HATFIELD PRINTMAKING PRIZE: Solo showcase at the following year’s fair and purchase prize.
  • CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON ART SCHOOL PRINT PRIZE: 3 days access to City & Guilds of London Art School Print Room.
  • EAMES FINE ART PRIZE: Purchase prize from our exhibiting gallery and contemporary print expert, Eames Fine Art.
  • EAST LONDON PRINTMAKERS AWARD: 1 year free Associate Membership with 10 free open-access sessions to the East London Printmakers studio.
  • INTAGLIO PRINTMAKER'S PRIZE: £150 (incl. VAT) vouchers to spend at the Intaglio Printmaker shop.
  • IRON BRIDGE FINE ARTS AWARD: £150 (incl. VAT) vouchers to spend at the Iron Bridge Fine Arts shop.
  • JEALOUS PRIZE: Purchase prize by exhibiting partner Jealous Gallery.
  • JILL BULLEN MEMORIAL AWARD
  • JOHN PURCELL PAPER PRIZE: £150 voucher to spend at John Purcell Paper.
  • PRINTMAKERS' PRINTMAKING PRIZE: The favourite artist, voted for by the successful open-call applicants, is then invited to join the 2023 Open-Call Panel.
  • PRINTMAKING TODAY PRIZE: Editorial feature in Printmaking Today magazine.
  • SLAUGHTERHAUS PRINT STUDIO PRIZE: 1 year membership and 10 sessions at the Slaughterhaus Print Studio.
  • TAGSMART AWARD: Free account with concierge service (help entering their work info, manually check addresses etc. before despatch, and provide any other support required); 10 free Smart DNA Print Tags plus 10 free printed and personalised custom Certificates using their own design if they wish, with online provenance records, printed and posted free of charge to anywhere in the world; Regular social media coverage of works, exhibitions during the year; Artist of the month on the Tagsmart website for January.
  • THAMES-SIDE PRINT STUDIO PRIZE: Membership, sessions and a place on an advanced print course of choice (worth £600) at Thames-side Print Studio.
  • USHAW COLLEGE RESIDENCY: Residency programme prize from Ushaw College. The winner undertakes a 2 week residency at the heritage site, responding to their extensive collection. The work will then be exhibited at WCPF23, and then put on display for sale at Ushaw, as well as one edition being acquired for their permanent collection.
  • WOOLWICH CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING PRIZE: WCPF23 dedicated solo showcase.
Location: 
The Fireworks Factory, No.1 Street, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HD
Deadline: 
03/July/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
up to £30.00
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