An Initiative of The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery
We are still experiencing exceedingly difficult and challenging times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge uncertainty that remains. Artists and other creatives have also felt the enormous pressure both creatively and financially and as such, something needs to be done in anticipation for when we finally manage to get the pandemic under control.
Our future has not been cancelled and we must now plan ahead to reignite the creative passion that is pent up and ready to be released within our art. The Midlands Art Fair is one such initiative where our plan is to bring back some social engagement and restart our local arts sector across the Midlands to support our local artists and above all to have some fun!
The Midlands Art Fair will be held this Spring on the complex of the Utilta Arena, in the Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery and on the roof terrace overlooking Brindley Place Canal. Artists will be required to transport their work to the gallery a week before the event. The work will then be displayed for sale to the public during the one week fair.
At the end of the Art Fair, you will be given a week to collect your artwork from the gallery.
To be considered please read the following information below carefully and provide the information requested.
Terms & Conditions for entry
Midland Arts Fair is open to artists from across the Midlands. By entering the Fair, you agree and acknowledge that The BCAG is permitted to receive your registration data.
You may submit up to 6 pieces of work for which we will require high resolution JPEG images (see below for details).
The BCAG may publish any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit to us or to the website at its sole discretion and it shall be entitled to make additions or deletions to any such material prior to publication.
Any image submitted to the exhibition may be used by The BCAG and its media partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the exhibition. You hereby grant The BCAG non-exclusive, irrevocable license in each entry throughout the world in all media for any use in connection with its website and future exhibitions.
Deadline for submission is 7th April.
There is a maximum limit of 6 images per artist for submission to the Fair.
Please state the price which the artwork should be sold for. This price must take into account The BCAG’s 35% commission.
Please also supply titles of the artwork and dimensions.
Artwork must be appropriately framed unless it is wrapped around a professional canvas stretcher.
Files must meet the following specifications:
High resolution JPEG images at a setting of 10 (100%) or higher.
– No Watermarks / Copyright Units / Logos on images
Copyrights and usage rights
All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The entrant must be the sole copyright owner of all artwork entered.
Copyright of the images will always remain with the artist.
For awarded images, copyright holders grant The BCAG unlimited non-exclusive use of high-resolution images for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest and all promotional activities without any remuneration being due.
To promote the exhibition, we reserve the right to display images on social network websites (on our official profiles) including Facebook.
You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity in connection with the exhibition without additional compensation.
Any photograph used by The BCAG will carry a credit line.