Apply for the Craft Scotland Summer Show 2017
Location: Second Floor, White Stuff, 89 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3ES
Phone: 0131 466 3870
The Summer Show is Craft Scotland’s annual selling exhibition showcasing the work of over 30 designer/makers from across Scotland. Running for three weeks as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it gives locals and visitors to the capital the opportunity to see and buy high-quality, original, contemporary craft. Applications are invited from makers working across all craft disciplines: ceramics, wood, jewellery, glass, textiles, furniture, lighting and more. We are looking for 30 - 35 makers whose work would be suitable for an audience of existing and first time buyers of craft.
The Summer Show is Craft Scotland’s annual selling exhibition showcasing the work of over 30 designer/makers from across Scotland. Running for three weeks as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it gives locals and visitors to the capital the opportunity to see and buy high-quality, original, contemporary craft.
Held on the entire second floor of White Stuff on George Street, Edinburgh, the Summer Show attracts over 4,000 visitors. Now in its fifth year, the Summer Show will introduce a programme of events and workshops to complement the exhibition, a first in the show’s history. The Summer Show is open to the public from Friday 04 to Sunday 27 August 2017, with an invitation only Private View held on Thursday 03 August
Applications are invited from makers working across all craft disciplines: ceramics, wood, jewellery, glass, textiles, furniture, lighting and more. We are looking for 30 - 35 makers whose work would be suitable for an audience of existing and first time buyers of craft.
This opportunity is suitable for both established and emerging makers who produce affordable, high-quality craft. You must be able to provide between 10 and 50 pieces of work (depending on discipline) for the show.
In previous years works have typically sold for between £20 and £500, with an average sales value of around £45. In 2016 the show generated £20k of sales. This is a great opportunity for makers to sell their work to local and international visitors during Edinburgh’s busy Festival period.
For the Summer Show in 2017 Craft Scotland will focus on increasing visitor numbers and broadening the range of people visiting the show. We’ll do this through targeted marketing activity and by implementing a programme of workshops/events alongside the show.
As a contribution towards the additional associated costs of doing so, we are asking makers to make a modest participation fee of £50. This will allow us to increase our marketing efforts, and in turn, hopefully increase footfall to the show and increase sales.
What we will do
Craft Scotland will:
You will be expected to:
5pm Thursday 26 January 2017: Deadline for receipt of applications to Craft Scotland
Conditions of Application
Fees and Associated Costs
Selection Criteria and Process
Selection for the show will be based on the following criteria:
It is important that the work selected acts as a visual collection. This will be the overarching criteria once the others have been satisfied.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 26 January 2017. A selection panel will meet in February to review all applications and select the successful makers. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by 17 February 2017.
Members of the selection panel will be:
How to Apply
Before starting your application, please be aware that you will need to upload a copy of your up-to-date CV and images of FIVE pieces of work for consideration – these should be representative of the type of work you intend to exhibit at the show.
You will also need to upload an image an image of yourself. Preferably this would be a photograph of you at work, with your work, or in your studio.
Craft Scotland would prefer professional quality photographs where possible, as these will be used in our marketing campaigns. Please be aware that your work will be considerably less likely to be featured in our marketing efforts if your photography is not of a high standard.
Images should be jpeg format at 300dpi; at least one side should measure a minimum of 1000px.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm Thursday 26 January 2017.
Any questions regarding the Summer Show or the application process, please direct them to Allyson Gee, Project Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 466 3870.