Craft Scotland invite expressions of interest for Collect 2011

The Crafts Council have opened the application process for Collect 2011, the leading international art fair for contemporary objects. The event will take place at the Saatchi Gallery, London from the 6-9 May 2011.

After the success of this year’s show, Craft Scotland will be applying to support a presentation of Scottish makers work from across all disciplines, for the fourth consecutive year. This will be subject to securing funding from Creative Scotland.

The deadline for stand applications to the Crafts Council is September the 24th 2010. In order for Craft Scotland to meet this deadline, we now invite expressions of interest from makers who would like to submit work for consideration as part of our Collect 2011 presentation.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Craft Scotland by 12 noon on 20th September, 2010.

Selection Criteria Eligibility
All makers and their work must comply with Collect 2011 selection criteria, as follows:

  • The Event is for contemporary arts makers working in the fields of basketry, bookbinding, ceramics, furniture, glass, jewellery, leather, lettering and calligraphy, metal, textiles and wood. Applications will not be accepted for painting, drawing, graphic design, printmaking (on paper) or photography.
  • The Crafts Council defines ‘contemporary objects’ as works that have been made by hand, utilising craft processes. These works will ordinarily be either ‘one-offs’ or limited editions.
  • Quality, exclusivity and reputation of artists submitted for representation 
              Quality will be determined by: 
                    - Collectable nature of the work 
                    - Presence within significant private collections 
                    - Presence within public/ museum collections 
                    - Profile in catalogues 
              Exclusivity will be determined by: 
                    - Uniqueness/ rarity 
                    - Editions (in most cases, numbered, signed, limited editions) 
                Reputation will be determined by: 
                    - The majority of artists are expected to be of international reputation 
                    - The majority of artists are expected to have an international market 
                    - Artists that are being introduced to the market should be forecast as being a strongly emerging artist within this field
  • Collectable nature of the artists’ work and their existing market
  • Works of significant scale and value/ price above £500
  • Work that is contemporary (produced on or after 2009)

Makers should also be living and/or working in Scotland (including recent graduates).

Please note: This opportunity deadline was on 12 noon on Monday 20th September, 2010.

Subject to funding from Creative Scotland, we will open a formal application process for the 2011 Craft Scotland Collect presentation at a later date. Makers will then be selected for the presentation by a panel, which is to be confirmed.

More information on Collect 2011 can be found at www.craftscouncil.org.uk/collect/

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