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  • Theis Lorentzen represented by Joanna Bird Contemporary Collections. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian

Exhibit at Collect 2020

Gallery applications are now open

Collect 2020 At Somerset House

For over 15 years Collect has been instrumental in defining and growing the market place for international collectable craft.  

Presented 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.

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.

Collect’s focus is on the truly contemporary and as such encourages galleries to commission new bodies of work especially for the fair. To maximise on commercial success for exhibitors, Collect is strategically positioned at the start of the international cultural calendar. 

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. 

Read here the market report of Collect 2019 and an overview of benefits of exhibiting at the fair.

“Today, Collect finds itself in the vanguard of growing global appreciation for crafted objects, which are increasingly sought-after in galleries and auction rooms.” - Financial Times/How to spend it

“Fantastic press, very good clients, educated, interested in the work, with the ability to purchase.” - Todd Merrill Studio


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 2020 are now live with a preferential rate deadline of midnight June 7th 2019 and final deadline for applications by midnight 8th July 2019. Please click here to find out more and commence your application.

If you would like to speak to one of the team about exhibting please contact us on collect@craftscouncil.org.uk

*Artists cannot apply independently for a gallery space. The Collect Open programme is available to individual artists – Applications are now open. 

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Collect 2019 Left: Gallery S O, right: Todd Merrill Studio. Photo: Sophie Mutevelian