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Artist application form

Join us and other wonderful artists during our 2022 programme of art events

June opportunities
4th June - Churchill Gardens Jubilee Event, Pimlico, SW1V - face painter (x2) required - paid opportunities. Send us an email here
4th June - Churchill Gardens Jubilee Event, Pimlico, SW1V - paid art workshop opportunities, as part of the jubilee event. Send us an email here
12th June - Blue House Yard art event, Blue House Yard, Wood Green, N22 - fully booked, but join the waiting list via the form below 

 

July opportunities
9th July - Ebury Edge art event (part of SouthWestFest 2022!), Ebury Edge, Pimlico, SW1W - pitches available for our art event as part of south Westminster's biggest community event. Apply below for a pitch
9th July - Ebury Edge art event, Ebury Edge, Pimlico, SW1W - paid art workshop opportunity alongside our art market. Send us an email here
30th and 31st July - Urban Elephant Festival in partnership with Meanwhile Space CIC. Paid opportunity for mural artists to run 2 x half-day mural making workshops. Send us an email here

 

September opportunities
Date TBC - Clockwise X Citizens Art event - the first of a series of quarterly events showcasing visual artists, photographers and sculptor/ceramicists work at Clockwise Wood Green (Station Road), featuring a charity art auction for chosen local charities. Selected artists will have the opportunity to display/sell their work to visitors, engage with fellow artists and support nominated charities
11th September - Blue House Yard art event, Blue House Yard, Wood Green , N22 - one space remaining. Apply below for a pitch
24th September - Ebury Edge art event, Ebury Edge, Pimlico, SW1W - pitches available for our art event. Apply here for a pitch

Apply to show and sell your work at one of our upcoming art events
Blue House Yard, Wood Green (£55, excl Dec £65)
Ebury Edge, Pimlico, (£55, excl Dec £65)

Multiple booking discount: 5% for two dates, 10% for three dates, 15% for four and a maximum of 20% for five dates.

Upload three examples of your work, and please ensure your photos are a good representation of your work as this will be a key factor in approving applications. Your images will also be used to promote you/your work and our events, and by submitting these images you grant consent for Citizens Art Market to use them in marketing and promotion.

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FAQ and T&C of attendance:

Who is organising these markets?

The markets are being organised by Edward Quigley t/a Citizens Art Market. Edward Quigley is the founder of Citizens Art Market and is also a multi-disciplinary, self taught visual artist and photographer, with a studio based at Blue House Yard, in north London. Edward launched the series of outdoor markets in 2020 and such was their success, Meanwhile Space CIC invited Edward to organise similar events at their other site at Ebury Edge.

 

What type of  art is permitted/not permitted? If in doubt, contact the organiser.

 

Open - applications are judged on their merit and whilst previous events focused on visual arts, we'd now love to see a wider variety of works at our events.

What does the pitch fee cover?

The pitch fee covers: marketing and promotional campaigns (see below), provision of market tables placed under shared gazebos, the costs (materials, landlords fees and staffing) of set-up and set-down on market days and the provision (where possible) of live entertainment to accompany the market. You will simply need to attend, set up your table and commence exhibiting/trading.

When do I need to pay for the pitch?

Immediate payment, in full, is required upon receipt of an invoice for the dates that artists apply for. Your pitch is only secured once you have made payment in full. There are no exceptions.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, from 2021 all participating artists will be required to have their own Public Liability Insurance in place. This is straightforward to organise and it ensures that artists have appropriate cover in place should accidents happen. Neither Citizens Art Market, nor Edward Quigley nor any partners that we work with in the organisation of these events will take responsibility for any claims against individual traders participating in the market/s.

How many artists will be attending each market?

It varies from location to location, but the intention is to create a vibrant, welcoming environments for artists and visitors alike.

Will there be any other outdoor traders, other than artists, attending the market?

Yes. Live music  and other forms of performance art is an important part of bringing people into our events, as are food traders (where there is no existing food offer). If you have any suggestions for types of trader or entertainment that would enhance our events, please get in touch.

Promotion and marketing will include (but not be limited to):

  • ​An ongoing campaign to promote market dates (and participating artists at each market) across the Citizens Art Market and partner social media​ platforms, which will be intensified in the run up to each market

  • Similar campaign across Twitter and Instagram by the organiser and any partners

  • Direct marketing (leaflet drops) to neighbouring residential areas

  • Press release to local/regional newspapers and to event listing websites

  • Sourcing partners/sponsors to help promote/enhance events

Participating artists are encouraged to follow @citizensartmarket and partner accounts at each location, and to use the social media tag provided to you as part of your information pack for all posts relating to your attendance at the markets.

What is the application process?

Upon completion and submission of the application form, your application will be reviewed against these T&C's. Once an artist has had their application approved, they will be issued an invoice confirming the dates they are invited to attend at their chosen location/s. Once pitch fees are received in full, their pitch will be secured and until fees are paid in full, the pitch is not secured.

What selection criteria do you use when choosing artists?

  1. Selection of participating artists will be based upon information provided in completed application forms and examples of work submitted/shared on artists social media

  2. Preference will be given to artists based close to each location/s, but the organiser reserves the right to award pitches to artists from other locations

  3. Preference will also be given to artists that have a website and actively use social media (in particular Instagram) - as this will help to ensure the market is successful for all

  4. Selection will factor the artwork, price point and willingness / capacity of artists to promote the market and fee payment by deadline provided

  5. The selection process is an equal opportunities process and is not influenced by gender, race, religion, belief, disability or age

  6. The market organiser, with support from tenants at Blue House Yard, will select participating artists for each market

 

THE DECISION TO ACCEPT OR REJECT AN APPLICATION IS FINAL​

What do I need to bring to each event?

  • Your artwork (!)

  • Your fully charged payment system (very important, obviously!)

  • Any battery operated lighting you wish to use

  • A cloth or table cover/s

  • Any signage you wish to display

  • Tape/scissors are likely to be useful and string is ALWASY useful

  • Bin liners/rubbish bags for your waste

  • Antibacterial hand-sanitiser on your stall will provide reassurance to members of the public (see covid19 preparation point below).

The only other thing we would ask you to bring is your smile and a flexible approach - the many previous markets at Blue House Yard and Ebury Edge have gone well (and been great fun), but as many of you will likely be aware; unexpected challenges can often pop-up at events and these will be quickly and easily overcome when everyone adopts a positive, solution focused approach.

What about covid19 preparations?

We have liaised with landlords and local authority licensing officers in connection with the guidance they give to market traders . Thankfully, outdoor events carry less risk in terms of covid19, but we are currently adhering to the following guidance:

  1. Please respect others by providing as much social distancing as you're comfortable with

  2. One-way systems may be in place around the market. Please work with the public to ensure this is observed, where applicable

  3. Artists will naturally be a minimum of 1m from each other and mostly 2m away. Please work with each other to maintain physical distancing as much as is practicable

  4. Hand sanitiser available across the market - this is the responsibility of artists in terms of their pitches

  5. Encourage members of the public to avoid handling artwork as much as is possible

  6. Similarly, make use of contactless payment methods rather than cash, as much as is possible

  7. Gloves - participating traders are encouraged to bring latex gloves and use these whilst trading

  8. Face masks - unless mandated by the Government or by local authority officers, we currently feel that it should be the decision of each trader as to whether they wear a face mask/visor

  9. Changes to Government guidance on operation of outdoor markets - the organiser will continue to closely monitor Government guidance on outdoor events and markets, and ensure operation of the BHY art market is in compliance with guidance at the time

Filming and photography 

We reserve the right to take photographs and capture video of the market during operation, for promotional purposes, and this includes the potential use of drone videography. If you do not wish to be captured in any photography or filming, please notify the organiser in advance of your attendance. Similarly, if you would like copies of photographs or video, please get in touch.

What is the cancellation policy?

The upfront payment of pitch fees covers the extensive work involved in promoting the markets, as well as set-up/set-down and the provision of tables/gazebos (the costs of which are incurred ahead of market dates). As a result, pitch fees act as a deposit and are non-refundable, except in the event that we have to cancel the market for severe weather or any other reason/s. In the unlikely event the organiser has to cancel the market for whatever reason, this will be communicated to all participating artists immediately, by email, and full refunds will be offered or the opportunity to transfer your booking to another date, subject to availability.