The Other Art Fair Bristol: Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair’s first regional edition will be held at the Arnolfini, a leading centre for contemporary art in the heart of Bristol on 5-7 June 2015. 

The Other Art Fair provides a unique platform from which artists can independently showcase their work: to gallerists, curators, critics and collectors. Not only about selling artworks, these three days enable artists to launch their work in the contemporary art world, gauge the public’s response to their pieces and meet fellow artists for potential future collaborations. The fair is wide-reaching in its audience, attracting individuals who support artistic practice in other ways: advertising agencies, designers and corporate companies looking to commission pieces.

Each application will be carefully considered by our selection committee: Bristol's own Sickboy, Helen Legg (director, Spike Island), Cherie Federico (director, Aesthetica Magazine); and Paul Hobson (director, Modern Art Oxford).

This is the inaugural edition of the fair outside London. The October 2014 fair welcomed 13,125 visitors and attracted representatives from over 200 leading contemporary galleries and art organisations such as Tate, Blain Southern, Sotheby’s Institute, Rosenfeld Porcini, Gazelli Art House, White Cube, Christie’s,Lisson Gallery and Hauser & Wirth.

Many artists have been approached about public and private commissions as well as post-fair sales and gallery collaborations.

'I sold eighteen works, all to new clients. What a great show, congratulations, it was faultless.' M. J. Forster

'I found it most rewarding. You were all so helpful and informative, and helped to make the whole event run so smoothly. You were really there in support of the individual artists.' Hermione Carline

Apply online: bristol.theotherartfair.com

Deadline for applications: Monday 16 March 2015