Gallery applications now LIVE.
Deadline 6 July 2020 / Earlybird 22 June 2020
We hope you are keeping well in these difficult times.
Like so many other organisations, the Crafts Council is reviewing its programming in light of COVID 19. For Collect 2021, we firmly believe that, for now, it is right to support the sector and continue planning for this important international event and the crucial commercial role it plays for so many galleries and artists and in bringing the sector together.
We are delighted, therefore, to announce that gallery applications for Collect 2021 are NOW OPEN. We very much encourage you to apply for this wonderful fair. Apart from a small application fee, there is no financial commitment until the autumn for selected galleries. We will continue to monitor the situation over the summer months and will keep you all updated.
Please click this link for the Collect 2020 Overview and get a real understanding of the benefits of exhibiting at the fair, see who attends, who supports and who takes part.
For over 17 years Collect has been instrumental in defining and growing the marketplace for international collectable craft.
Founded in 2004 by the Crafts Council, the leading authority on craft in the UK, Collect is passionate about supporting specialist galleries -worldwide- who bring to the fair a careful selection of their artists working with a broad range of materials.
To maximise on commercial success for exhibitors, Collect is strategically positioned at the start of the international cultural calendar. Collect’s focus is on the truly contemporary and as such encourages galleries to commission new bodies of work especially for the fair. Collect requires galleries to show at least 80% of works made in the last five years by living artists and designers. Galleries are asked to propose a curatorial rationale for their stand and an indication of the works that will be shown.
Every year it attracts a high-net-worth purchasing audience of art consultants, interiors specialists, collectors, museum curators, design practitioners and a culturally educated wider public.
How to Apply
Collect operates a strict selection process via an international Advisory Panel. If you wish to be considered to be a part of this exceptional fair and are a UK/International gallery, dealer or registered group, you are eligible to apply*.
Gallery applications for 2021 are now live with a preferential rate deadline of midnight 22 June 2020 and final deadline for applications by midnight 6th July 2020. Please CLICK HERE to find out more and commence your application.
If you would like to speak to one of the team about exhibiting, please contact Fair Officer, Abigail Weir on firstname.lastname@example.org
(*Artists cannot apply independently for a gallery space. The Collect Open programme is available to individual artists – Applications are now open – please follow link).
Testimonals from Collect 2020
“An international event that allows visitors to peruse and purchase an astonishing variety of one-off pieces.” - Financial Times, how to spend it
“We’ve met some amazing international private and luxury interior designers that will expand objects to large scale project opportunities." - Lloyd Choi gallery, Seoul, Collect 2020 exhibitor