Apply to Exhibit

Taking place over the 21st and 22nd September, the Duffield Arts Festival showcases the work of artists and designer-makers from all disciplines, both local and from further afield at venues across the town.

Applications to exhibit as part of Duffield Arts Festival are open until 30th May 2019. Please send a photo and a couple of paragraphs to [email protected]

Artist / Work Criteria
  • The arts festival is open to any practicing artists.
  • All work to be exhibited must be the sole work of the artist making the application and they must own the intellectual property for the work to be shown.
  • Successful artists will be expected to remain with their work throughout the opening hours of the arts festival weekend or nominate somebody to do this on their behalf. Artists are expected to be available to discuss their work.
  • Artists will deliver and remove their own work from the allocated venues.

  • The management of the application process is the sole responsibility of the Festival
  • The application process for all artists opens on the date as advertised on the website and closes at 5pm on the advertised closing date. No applications will be considered after the closing date and time.
  • All applications to exhibit in the Festival must be made and received within the publicised time scale each year.
  • An application will only be deemed completed when full monies are paid and cleared and all required information has been received and checked as being in accordance with requirements.
  • All applications must be submitted online through the Festival website

For each artist applying for the Trail the following fees apply

Confirmation Fees
A confirmation fee is due once an artist has been offered a place on the Trail. These stand as:
  • Displaying Artist – £40
  • Artist in their own home – £25 (see application process for criteria)
  • Groups producing a single body of work – £60
  • Multiple artists producing their own work but exhibiting as a group – £40 per person

All fees must be paid by the appropriate deadline.

Confirmation of the application is not completed until the appropriate registration fee is paid.

Confirmation onto the Trail once selected is not completed until the appropriate fee is paid.

All visitors to the Duffield Arts Festival will be charged an entrance fee for the weekend (under 18s are free). All selected artists will be offered one free entrance wristband to the Trail. Please note only one wristband will be issued per application fee paid.