Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects is an annual fair presented by the Crafts Council. Collect Open offers a unique opportunity for individual makers and collectives to exhibit alongside international galleries showing at Collect.
It has been a rich addition to the fair since 2011 and encourages artists to show work which challenges traditional perceptions of craft and design. Introduced in 2011, Collect Open has built a reputation as the home of some of the biggest and boldest installations exhibited at Collect.
Collect Open provides a unique opportunity to present the unexpected to an influential and high-profile audience. Each year we call for proposals from individuals and collectives to present large scale, conceptual, installation based work that fulfils the following criteria;
- New direction from the applicant / focusing on ambitious, challenging and risk taking work
- New body of work / first showing is mandatory
- Strong theming and curation by the applicant
Please see our Application Guidance document for more details on applying
Watch our Facebook Live at 1pm on Friday 25 May to find out more on how to apply. Our Talent Development Manager, Caroline will be in conversation with jewellery maker Jo Haywood and will be on call to answer any questions. Got any burning questions that you'd like to see answered? You can submit them prior to the 25 May here.
The Crafts Council is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity. We particularly encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including applicants with disabilities, and applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
How to Apply
Applications close midnight 4 June 2018