Independent Artists Application

We are looking for fantastic artists & designer-makers to apply to take part in our 3-day event ‘art&York 2019’.

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If you would like to apply to take part in art&York 2019 as an Independent Artist please read through ‘more information’ below and fill in our application form at the bottom of this page. We’ll be delighted to receive your application.

Deadline: Sunday 3rd March 2019 at MIDNIGHT.


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Notification: All applicants will be emailed a decision from – please add this email address to your safe senders list.

Applications: Application fee: £10*
*this fee is non-refundable and due whether your application is successful or unsuccessful as it pays for your application to be seen by the selection panel. Thank you.


Set up: Thursday 24th October 2019 10am – 6pm

Show days:
Friday 25th October 10am – 5pm
Saturday 26th October 10am – 5pm
Sunday 27th October 10am – 4pm

Break down: Sunday 27th  October 2019 4.30pm – 7pm

1m Deep Stand Prices:

2m Deep Stand Prices:

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art& York  is freshly branded, improved and developed to be the major art show in Yorkshire.

About the show:

There will be approximately 120 exhibition stands, plus demonstrations, interactive areas, installations, mini workshops, cafés and RAW Talent area.

We are looking for a balance of creative disciplines including, painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, lighting, textiles, stone carving, fashion, glass and more.

All stands will be manned by the artists and we are also looking for artists open to demonstrating their work.

As with all our shows we aim to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for artists and visitors alike.

We aim to give artists & designer/makers the chance to sell and receive commissions for their own work in a creative & professional environment without paying any commission.

Comments from artists who took part in our previous shows:

“I felt genuinely appreciated and supported as an Exhibitor. Fantastic venue & great curation – one unmissable event!”

“Thank you for putting on another successful, high quality show. Its so encouraging to be surrounded by so many good makers and artists! This was my best year yet and made me feel incredibly proud to be included in such a quality show.”

“I wanted to say that I loved being part of it….so rare to be involved in a show that has such a high consistency of work.”

“A brilliant show to be part of. Professional and well coordinated. It exceeded my expectations! ”

“I have done all shows and this was my best yet. In terms of how I felt about the overall show, the positive atmosphere, the many happy and interested visitors and customers. And my sales. It was a fab experience, and Victoria and Emily as always were fantastic hosts. Thank you for all your work that you put into creating such a fantastic and memorable event”

“We just wanted to say thanks for a really enjoyable weekend. We were pleased with sales and feel that there is real potential there for the future. As we said to you, we felt there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere even for set-up! We hope to be back again next year.”

Exhibition Space & Prices:

Art Display Panel Stand:
We use a Art Display Panel system which creates walls of plywood painted white to create a professional gallery type display.
The Art Display Panels are approximately 2.4m high and are 1m wide each. Depending on the stand size you’ve booked you’ll receive that size stand made up of these panels which creates a bay for you to display within. For stand size options and prices see above or scroll down to the application form.

Open Ended or Closed Stands:

Some of our stands are open ended, this means they have a back wall and 1 side wall. Open ended stands are great for 3D artists or jewellers who would like their stand to be more open and view-able from 2 angles. Closed stands have a back wall and 2 side walls which is preferable for 2D artists who need more wall space to display work on. We will try to give you your choice of a closed or open ended stand where possible. See images below.

You are allowed to nail, screw or stick to the Panels when hanging your Art. Please note: all stands must be left clear of any additions at the end of the show. You are not allowed to paint your Art Display Panels.

Each Art Display Panel Stand will have 1 LED spotlight per linear metre as standard.

All the above is included in the price of the stand.

Plug sockets are available @ £50 each for the 3 day show – just click this option on the application form.

Please note: a professional & safe finish to all displays of work is required. Artists who leave velcro/nails/screws etc on their stands at the end of the show will be charged £50. Thank you.

The price includes: three sessions of selling over three days; your own exhibition space created with Art Display Panels; your own profile page with multiple images plus description of your work and link to your website on our website; the chance to have your image chosen to be on our promotional flyer plus your work promoted via our website and social media.

You will also have a Standard Listing in our Event Magazine listing you by business name, stand number, short description of your work and website. If you wish to have an Upgraded Listing in our Event Magazine with image and increased text – see options on the application form.

Practicalities at the show:

There is free parking for artists for the full weekend and loading and unloading is easy and accessible with ground floor access. You cannot stay overnight in your vehicle however you can leave your vehicle overnight if you are staying in a local hotel/B&B etc.

The venue is light and airy and the aisles wide and comfortable for artists and visitors alike.

We have a separate storage space for packaging materials – although your vehicle will only be a maximum of 10 mins away.

Application Fee:

There is a non-refundable application processing fee of £10.00.

Rules of eligibility:

We accept applications from individual artists or a group of 2 artists working together under a joint name in this section.

If you want to apply as a Collective Group or as a Gallery – please see our Gallery & Collectives application form here.

Only independent designer/makers & artists of exceptionally high quality will be selected.

Any artists selling jewellery must make sure that all precious metal jewellery is authentically hallmarked as appropriate.

We are looking for artists who create original artworks.  We ask all artists who create limited edition prints, bronze casts etc to clearly state those pieces of work that are editions on their application forms with edition numbers.

We are not looking for artists who sell larger numbers of editions or giclee prints and cards of their art works as the main percentage of work. Editions must be 100 or less.

Availability at the show:

‘Meet the artist’ is so important to us and our visitors therefore we expect all selected artists to be at the show each day meeting the visitors and talking about the processes of their work.


We expect to see professional photographs of your work and this will form the basis of our selection. Poor images reflect badly on even amazing work. We expect to see the kind of images we would be happy to print, put forward for press and put on our website.

A plain background and a sharp image can really help.

Images and descriptions sent will be used for publicity purposes for successful artists and will be used to create profile pages on our website – so please consider the images you send carefully. 

Please give us the scale/size/price of your work.

Important Information:

All successful applicants must have current Public Liability Insurance on the days of the art& show and bring a copy of their PLI to the show.

If you would like to apply please fill in the form below and add images when requested and pay the £10 application fee.

Deadline: Sunday 3rd March 2019 by MIDNIGHT.

Notification: All applicants will be emailed a decision on Wednesday 6th March 2019 from – please add this email address to your safe senders list.

Hopefully that has answered most of your questions – if there is something you need to ask – please contact us

We are really looking forward to seeing your application alongside our selection panel which is yet to be announced.

Best wishes, Emily & Victoria.