Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Junction Festival Wolverhampton

Call for proposals 

Junction Wolverhampton are inviting West Midlands based artists, or artists with a tie to the West Midlands to send in proposals for 2D artwork to be entered into the ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’ in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July 2014 and an associated exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 24th May to 21st June: 

Festival Exhibition: on the 12th and 13th July in various Chapel Ash venues. Proposal are required for entry as detailed below. Maximum A2 sized artwork, including frame. Artwork selected for the Festival Exhibition will also get the opportunity to be exhibited at Wolverhampton Art Gallery as part of the Junction Festival programme from 24th May to 21st June 2014, subject to selection by committee. Deadline for submitting proposals is 25th April 2014. 

Pop-Up post card exhibition: no need for a proposal – all submissions will be accepted and displayed. Please send your post-card sized artwork by Monday 7th July to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU clearly marked ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’. Post-cards will be on display at The Combermere Pub, Chapel Ash and auctioned during the festival. All proceeds will go towards the festival. 

The theme
All artwork needs to be themed around one or all of the following to enter the exhibitions: Music, Art, Beer, and proposals need to include: 

Name, address and contact details (such as a mobile number and website).

Proposals for artwork: include size, media, hanging requirements etc. 
Artist’s statement: max 150 words describing you and your artwork. 

Photograph of your work: please include a photo of the piece if already created or include 2 photos of previous work if you are in the process of creating the piece. 

Multiple proposals: if you are proposing more than one artwork, then a separate proposal will need to be submitted for each one. 

Proposals are to be sent to Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DU clearly marked ‘Pop-Up Junction Festival’ and received by Friday 25th April 2014. Please include a non-returnable fee of £5 per proposal submitted by cheque made payable to ‘Junction Wolverhampton’. Should you wish to pay by electronic banking please make your request by email to junctionarts@hotmail.co.uk If selected for exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery there will be a one-off £10 hanging fee per piece. You will be notified if selected in due course after the submission deadline.

Please be aware that if you require insurance on work submitted then you need to ensure you have put this in place prior to hanging work as part of the Junction Festival. The Junction Wolverhampton committee reserve the right not to hang work which is deemed unsuitable for either exhibition. Further details can be found on the Junction Wolverhampton website: https://junctionwolverhampton.org or you can email the group at junctionart@hotmail.co.uk

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