The Annual Exhibition takes place every Spring at the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy. Multi-disciplinary work by visual and applied artists are exhibited, promoted and importantly available for sale. Applications to the selected exhibition are open to members and non-members. It’s a great opportunity to showcase and offer for sale more experimental or collaborative work that fits in a gallery setting and intrigues the viewer.
It has established itself as one of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed craft events in the UK. Taking place under canvas in Bovey Tracey, Devon, the fair showcases the very best in contemporary British craft. It’s an established market for craft buyers who are attracted to the fair to buy from 200 plus craftspeople but also to experience demonstrations and to have a go at making themselves. You need to apply (make sure you have great images!) for a stand or to take part in the One Year On programme. With a Contemporary Craft Festival shop on Bovey Tracey’s High Street there is also an all-year-round opportunity to sell.
Located alongside established trade shows Home and Top Drawer at Earls Court, London in January, Craft launched in 2014. The trio of events kick off the craft fair calendar and attract serious buyers. Taking a stand at Craft (and its sister shows) is relatively expensive due to it being in the capital and all the costs that entails. Before applying it’s worth doing your research. Speak to makers and designers who have been before or visit the show and get a feel for the stands, set up, buyers and price points.