Applications are now open to showcase at Collect 2020, the international art fair for contemporary objects.
Craft Scotland is now inviting applications from makers working at the very highest standards of their craft practice to showcase at Collect 2020. Makers may use a range of materials including ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal, stone, plastic and textiles.
- Emma Nicolson, Head of Exhibitions, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
- Hugo Macdonald, Curator
- Jo Scott, Project Manager, Craft Scotland
Collect, the international art fair for modern craft and design is the craft sector's premier showcase, bringing together galleries, artists and collectors from around the world. It offers visitors an unrivalled opportunity to see and buy contemporary museum-quality craft from established and emerging artists and makers represented by over 40 of the world’s finest galleries. Since its launch in 2004, after five years at the Victoria & Albert Museum and ten years at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Collect is now moving to an exciting new venue, Somerset House.
Running from 27 February - 1 March 2020, Collect offers visitors an opportunity to indulge both their passion for collecting and their interest in contemporary craft. A dynamic, talks and events programme will also inspire and encourage debate on contemporary craft with leading voices from the worlds of craft, design, architecture, fashion and art.
“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
5pm Monday 1 July 2019 - Deadline for receipt of applications to Craft Scotland
Mid-August 2019 - Applicants notified of the outcome of their application
Friday 27 September 2019 - Participation fee due
Week commencing 18 November 2019 – Preparation day, Edinburgh (venue and date tbc)
Week commencing 17 February 2020 - Delivery of all work for Collect
Wednesday 26 February 2020 - Collect Private View’s
27 February – 1 March 2020 – Collect open to public
Early March 2020 - Collection of work from Edinburgh
All areas of Somerset House area accessible via certain routes. Please note the following entrances do not have full access:
- From the Waterloo Bridge entrance to the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
There is cobble stone paving’s from the Strand into and in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court with a flat pavement around the edges.
How to apply
Applicants should apply through the online application platform and will be asked to submit:
- An up to date CV
- A statement about you and your practice
- A statement about why you are interested in this opportunity
- A statement about the work you intend to exhibit/sell at the show
- Indication of price range (please note the minimum indicative price for an individual artwork at Collect is £500)
- Images of five pieces of work– these should be representative of the type of work you intend to exhibit at the show. If you intend to make and show new work and do not yet have photographs of these pieces, then please upload an image of a piece most relevant to what you intend to show.
- An image an image of yourself. Preferably this would be a photograph of you at work, with your work, in your studio or delivering a workshop
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.
Images should be jpeg format at 300dpi; one side should measure a minimum of 1000px.
Please note that the form must be completed and submitted in one session, you will not be able to save the form and work on it later.
It is often easiest to type your answers in a word processor rather than directly into the web browser, then copy and paste them into the application form. This will ensure that your logged-in session doesn't time-out, which can lead to you losing your progress.
Once you hit the submit button, the files will be uploaded. This might take some time (depending on your internet connection and size of files). Do not navigate away or shut the page down. Wait until you are taken through to the payment stage.
The combined files in your submission (your CV and images) must not exceed 20Mb. If your submission does exceed 20Mb you will not be taken through to payment stage, you will not receive a confirmation email and we will not receive your entry.
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email to confirm that your application has been received.