Artists: Why Apply?

Facts and Figures

Recognised as the UK's leading artist fair, The Other Art Fair is a pioneering platform for uncovering and nurturing new creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers and gallerists. 

Now perceived as a fertile breeding ground to discover unrepresented artists, the next Bristol edition of The Other Art Fair at The Passenger Sheed which artists can apply for will take place 16-19 May 2019. 

Artist appllications for the 2018 edition are now closed. 

For any enquiries, please contact:
Anouka Pedley

Artist Support

The Other Art Fair prides itself on a comprehensive artist support package to champion individual exhibitors.

This includes:
- Your own fully built stand at The Other Art Fair. This includes lighting and a nameboard
- A profile on
- PR support
- Exposure to a diverse audience of critics, gallerists and collectors.
- Pre-fair workshop for exhibitors with advice on display, pricing and self-representation given by fair director Ryan Stanier and the fair team
- Selection by a panel of esteemed experts: past committee members include Helen Legg, director, Spike Island; Paul Hobson, director, Modern Art Oxford; Cherie Frederico, editor, Aesthetica Magazine; and urban artist Sickboy

Stand prices start from £770+VAT.

Marketing and Publicity

The diverse nature of the fair generates extensive interest from the press. Coverage for past editions has spanned broadsheet and local newspapers, arts magazines, consumer magazines, and numerous online platforms. Highlights include i paper, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Dazed Online, Evening Standard, The Independent on Sunday, FT - How To Spend It, The Times, Huffington Post, Aesthetica, Elle Decoration, Time Out and Stylist.

In addition, partners of The Other Art Fair include; The New York Times, STATE Magazine, B247, First Great Western, Fever-Tree, Visit Bristol, Aesthetica, Cass Art, Own Art, House of Fairy Tales, The Bristol Hotel, TOMS, Art Fund, Sipsmith.

The Other Art Fair invites you to be considered for this truly formative experience and exhibit your work at the fair. 

How Do I Apply?

Applications for The Other Art Fair Bristol 2019 are now open, apply now:

"A brilliantly run fair by an exceptionally thoughtful team. This event didn't just give me sales and promises of future commissions - it gave me exposure to hundreds of my target audience. I couldn't recommend it enough and I'll be applying to take part again."

Greg Harris

"Thank you for organizing this fair. It has been a great success. The amount of visitors really exceeded our expectations and we were able to sell a lot of art. Everybody involved was very helpful, the venue was fantastic, and it brought together a great group of artists. Well done."

Alexander Korzer-Robinson

"It was a phenomenal weekend for sales, for exposure, and for getting to meet like-minded souls. I have just had a studio visit with a curator who saw my work at the fair, and - once all is signed - five of my pieces are headed to a gallery in Geneva!  I'm over-the-moon excited and really wish to thank the team for making this all possible!"

Lisa Cirenza

“The Other Art Fair was an amazing opportunity to get exposure to a large number of people. It was extremely well organised and, in addition to selling work, I was approached by several galleries who offered to work with me.” 

Dan Hillier

“Just to say a thank you for a terrific fair.  I had tons of interest – sold work and I am now busy following up gallery leads.  All the visitors I spoke to gave very good feedback and the friends and contacts I invited were impressed with the standard of work on show.  I shall definitely reapply for the fair." 

Caroline Hall

“Showing at The Other Art Fair has opened me up to more opportunities than I could have ever imagined…I was approached by Scream Gallery who invited me to show in a group exhibition of international emerging artists and Store Street Gallery who asked me to show in New York and Los Angeles." 

Caroline Jane Harris

"I really liked participating in the fair. It was very well organized, advertised and extremely well attended. I made so many new contacts and had an offer of a solo show from a London gallery, which I am very happy about."

Yolanta Gawlik

“It has been a great experience. The fair was very successful. Christie’s enquiring about my prices, A Swedish journalist taking photos of my stand, I may sign up with another gallery if we agree on the T&Cs, many people engaging with the work, and so much more…” 

Adrian Scicluna

“I was so pleased with the response to my work, have had increased traffic through my website, received follow up emails from art placement companies and have had messages enquiring about the work that was on show. So the outcomes were all positive, and they are definitely outcomes that would not have arisen if I had spent that money on a show at home instead." 

Rychèl Thérin