Scottish Showcase at Tent, London Design Festival: Call for Makers
Location: Tent London, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Craft Scotland and Emergents are working in partnership to present a showcase of innovative design-led Scottish craft at Tent, the four-day industry event that is the highlight of the annual London Design Festival. The deadline for applications has been extended, and we invite applications from designer/makers to take part in our showcase.
Located in the creative heart of East London, Tent & Super Brands London is a four-day industry event that brings together 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions and galleries.
As the destination of the annual London Design Festival Tent attracts over 25,000 influential retailer buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public. Exhibitors showcase furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world.
The first two days of Tent are designed for trade buyers (the show is not accessible to the public these days) with the final two days being open to the public and trade. The event is held at the Old Truman Brewery, East London and runs Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 September 2016. This year sees the tenth anniversary of Tent.
Together, Craft Scotland and Emergents will show the work of around 25 makers across a range of disciplines. We are looking for makers whose work is suitable for a design-conscious audience. It should be innovative and appeal to interior designers.
This opportunity is ideal for makers looking to build a client-base of interior designers and architects, and who produce design-led, high-quality craft.
There will be the opportunity to sell work at the show within our dedicated sales area; however the main purpose of the show is to provide makers with a platform to showcase their work and make links with interior designers, architects and press. There will be a range of events and talks that we will be running alongside our showcase and we are keen to hear proposals for this. Any proposals should fit within the theme of Design, Craft and Innovation.
What we will do
Craft Scotland and Emergents will:
You will be expected to:
5pm Thursday 7 April 2016 - Extended 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 upon 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.
The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 7 April 2016. A selection panel will meet to review all applications and select the successful makers. All applicants will be notified regarding the outcome of their application by Friday 29 April 2016.
Members of the selection panel will be:
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your application online, using our application form here.
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.
We recommend you prepare your answers on a separate document before beginning your application form, to make sure you have a back-up of your responses.
Any questions regarding the show or application process should be directed to Jo Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0131 466 3870.
Any questions regarding Highlands and Islands and Moray participation in the show should be directed to Pamela Conacher at email@example.com or on 07824 388485.
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