Call for Applications: Collect Open



Call for Applications


Saatchi Gallery, London


22 to 25 February 2018


Crafts Council


Exhibit at Collect Open

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects, presented by the Crafts Council, is returning to the Saatchi Gallery from 22 to 25 February 2018.

Collect Open offers a unique opportunity to exhibit alongside international galleries showing the very best contemporary craft from around the world. It has been a rich addition to the fair since 2011 and encourages artists to show work which challenges traditional perceptions of craft and design.

This is a unique opportunity to present the unexpected to an influential and high-profile audience.

Applications from Individuals & Collectives

We are interested in receiving proposals from individuals and collectives to present large scale, conceptual, installation based work.

Criteria for the Brief

  • New direction from the applicant / focusing on ambitious, challenging and risk taking work
  • New body of work / first showing is mandatory
  • Strong theming and curation by the applicant
  • Aesthetics and coherence of the work proposed


Collect Open is principally for contemporary design and applied arts, therefore applications will not be accepted for painting, drawing, graphic design, print-making, photography or fine art sculpture.

Application Deadline

Online applications for Collect Open will close at midnight 11 June 2017

Collect Open Information Pack

How to Apply