Applications for all our fairs open February 1st.
PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES BELOW BEFORE APPLYING
APPLICATION FORM GUIDELINES
The application form is for applying to the 13th edition of GNCCF Manchester, the third edition of GNCCF Sheffield and new for 2020 GNCCF Gateshead at the BALTIC.
The application form must be completed in full and submitted on-line. If you wish to apply for more than one show you only need to complete the application form once. On completion of the form you will be directed to PayPal to process your application fee(s).
When you click on apply now you will be asked to register with your name and email address. Once you have registered you will be directed to a link to the application form. Please note you will also receive this link by email. If you complete the application form through the former registration link you do not need to click again on the link in the email. You will be notified on screen when your application and payment have been submitted. Please do not complete another form via the email if you have already completed the form on registering!
The form is simple to complete and you can save it and return to it at a later date - however we advise that you upload your images all in one go. Image 1 MUST BE SQUARE and high res between 1-3MB.
If you have problems uploading images check that each image is under 3MB in size and that they are labelled with the suffix .jpeg. or .jpg.
PLEASE REFER TO "IMAGES AND COYRIGHT SECTION" FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING YOUR IMAGES BEFORE SELECTING AND UPLOADING YOUR IMAGES.
You will need the following information in order to complete the application form.
INFORMATION FOR ORGANISERS USE ONLY: (These will not be published)
Personal details: name and contact details. Description of the work featured in your images, including dimension, retail price.
DESCRIPTION: You will need to write a max of 50 words to describe you and your work to be written in the third person ie. Ann-Marie is a ceramicist and works from her studio in Manchester. You could include details of materials, techniques, inspiration, your background, where you work from, any importants awards or commissions . This will be published on the website so needs to be grammatically correct. People who engage with your story are more likely to buy from you.
PERSONAL DETAILS: Please state here the details you wish to be published on the website. Please think carefully about the following questions regarding your website profile:
Personal name or business name?
Best email address for customers?
Please note we no longer publish your address or mobile/landline.
Please note the details you submit in this part of the form are automatically uploaded onto the website, should you be selected, so it's very important this paragraph is grammatically correct - do check for typos and correct sentencing ie do not write it all in lower case.
SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILE:
DESCRIPTION: You will need to write a maximum of 15 words describing your work in the third person.
PERSONAL DETAILS: Please state here the email and website details you wish to be published. Again you need to think carefully regarding details of your profile (see above). The organisers are not liable for any errors in either of your profiles so please check for typos.
LIST QUALIFICATIONS, SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS
In this section please state what qualifications/experience you have relating to your practice and any signicant achievements such as exhibitions or interesting commissions. Please also mention other fairs/shows you have been selected for. It does not have to be a comprehensive list. This section is to inform our selectors should they request the information, especially if they are not familiar with your work.
Please also list here any interesting facts about you or your work, which may make a press story eg. change of career or unusual background or route into your craft. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have stylish/quirky homes or studios or who have interesting collections of craft etc. Think about what you like to read about and if you think you have a story that would be of interest to others, tell us.
These are listed by stand size in the drop down menu. Please refer here for Exhibition package costs.
Please select the package you would like. Should you be selected, we will get in touch with you if we are unable to offer you the stand size you have requested and offer you an alternative. If you are selected and prefer to be on an end or near another exhibitor please contact us once you have accepted your space.
New maker rates are for those in business 3yrs or less.
Hothouse stands are only available to participants of the Crafts Council Hothouse scheme from the past 3 years.
New graduate stands are only for those in their first year of practise.
INTERESTED IN DEMONSTRATING?
We may have space for exhibitors who wish to demonstrate on their stands. If this is of interest please state the skills you would demonstrate and any extra space you would need for equipment and proximity to utilities if required. Extra space will be given free of charge. Please note we cannot guarantee extra space to demonstrate. Should you be selected for the GNCCF we will get in touch to discuss the possibility of demonstrating on your stand or at some other area of the show.
DISCUSS EXHIBITION SPACE
Discuss is a new exhibition within GNCCF Manchester where we give FREE space to mid career makers who are developing new work and wish to exhibit in Discuss to get audience feedback to help shape their work. It is an opportunity to discuss their practise, techniques and materials with show visitors and craft professionals. Makers can sell work from their stand but any work sold will be subject to a 30% commission to GNCCF. We are keen to hear from makers who are in receipt of an Arts Council Develop your Creative Practice (DYCP) grant. For further info regarding this grant see https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP.
Interested? Contact us with details of how you are developing your practise:
INTERESTED IN HOSTING A WORKSHOP?
GNCCFLive is our outreach work which delivers high quality craft workshops led by GNCCF exhibitors to people from vulnerable and disadvatanged backgrounds living in Gorton, a very deprived area of Manchester. It is delivered in partnership with the charity The Oasis Centre, who run a drop in community centre. We are keen to hear from makers who may be interested in hosting a workshop. Workshops should be no more than 1.5 hours and be aimed as if the participants are 8 years old. You will be paid for your time and materials. As well as one off workshops, we are also will consider longer term and more ambitious projects delivered through consecutive workshops over a couple or more weeks.