ABOUT ARTROOMS FAIR LONDON – OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
Artrooms Fair London 2019 takes place at the iconic Meliã White House Hotel near Regent’s Park in London, from the 11th to the 13th January 2019. Over three days, we will host artists from all over the world chosen by a prestigious selection committee.
Before filling the application, please read this carefully:
All media are welcome: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, video art, new media and others
Rooms are approximately 20sqm. Artists are invited to transform the rooms into studios or create an installation and play with the space to highlight their work. You are allowed to do anything that is legal and non-permanent.
Hangings & Display
Rooms have spaces already prepared for hanging and several desks to display artwork. The average size for paintings and photography is approx 100 x 150cm. Larger work can be displayed in the room but not hanged on walls. You cannot drill into the units. The Maintenance Team will help during the set up.
You are allowed to use as a display: desks, coffee tables, beds, bedside tables, sofas and all the room furniture. Just please be careful and protect the surfaces. If you need additional displays for sculptures, please consider to bring your own plinths.
Heavy or extra size works need to be approved by the organisers.
Each room has a TV than can be connected to a laptop or USB key. Format for videos should be MPEG2. The TV will not read USB files from Mac.
All applications are examined by the Organisers and by the Selection Committee which includes top experts in the Arts industry.
The list of successful applicants will be published on our website on the 14th September 2018.
To apply for any of the sections mentioned above, you need to register on this website and pay an application fee of £ 20.
- Artists must be free of any exclusive agreement with a gallery in U.K.
- Artists must attend the fair and be present during opening hours.
- All media and artists from all backgrounds are accepted.
- All works must be for sales. The Artrooms Fair will ask 30% commission on all sales.
- Limited Edition of a maximum number of 50 are accepted.
- When selected, the exhibition space is free of charge. All other expenses, such as travels, accommodation and shipment of the works are at the artist’s cost.
- Artists who have taken part to 2 editions in a row (in the same city), must wait one year before applying again. Still, they are allowed to apply to a different edition. i.e. if they took part in London they can only apply to Rome or any other edition and vice versa.
Shall you need financial support, please consider a crowdfunding campaign – we will be glad to support you and spread the word among our network.
Rooms – 70 artists will be selected for this section. Each artist will benefit of a free of charge room to turn into an exhibition space.
Public Vote – One artist will be invited to the fair by winning the Public Vote.
Video Art – Artists selected for this section will not be required to attend the fair.
WHY REGISTER FOR ARTROOMS?
After working hard to build a collection of art, it’s time for you to get noticed. Here’s how Artrooms Fair can help…
Build a Following
Your art will be shared multiple times across our social networks giving you the chance to grow your social following.
Entry into the People’s Choice Award
Automatic entry into our People’s Choice Award and visitors can vote on their favourite artist for automatic entry into the show.
Gallery Affiliation Programme
Your work will be shared with major UK and International Galleries through our Gallery Programme.
Once you have paid the fee, you will be officially enrolled in Artrooms London 2019 Contest.
The first field you need to complete is the “Project”. Please use this section to describe your exhibition layout, your installation, your site-specific proposal or the nature of the work you want us to evaluate. Please note that this information will be published on our website. This is the most important part of your application, so take your time and tell us all about it! Once you have done this, the rest is easy!
We will ask you a short biography, exhibition list and 3 images of your work. Please note: if you are working on a new project, you can upload images of previous works. Please make sure that your images have a resolution of 72dpi and are not bigger than 2MB. Images should have a size between 600 – 1200 pixels.
HAVE YOU APPLIED FOR ARTROOMS FAIR IN THE PAST?
If you have applied for Artrooms Fair in the past, just login using your previous username/password and you will be automatically redirected to the registration form!
Considering the amount of overseas artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA, and considering also the emerging artists who haven’t got a wide portfolio to show to the public yet, we have decided to also launch the Single Work Application, in which the artist applies with one work only to be exhibit in a common area of the hotel during the fair and in which the artist’s presence is not required. Click here to find out more.