EXHIBITING AT THE OTHER ART FAIR

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art is tailor-made to support independent artists.

Each Fair attracts 1000s of art lovers looking to buy directly from a curated collection of artists, whether as first-time buyers or seasoned collectors.

With Fairs across the world in North America, the UK and Australia, The Other Art Fair is a global brand with a local focus – and we’re looking for the best emerging and independent artists to join us!

PLUS – you can now exhibit at the Fair from wherever you are in the world with The Other Art Fair’s new Virtual Editions. Showcase your work in a curated virtual Fair environment to art lovers and buyers from across the world. Applications are now open and more details can be found below or in our Virtual Edition Guide.

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ABOUT THE OTHER ART FAIR

The Other Art Fair offers emerging artists from all over the world the chance to exhibit and sell their work in an art fair environment, and to gain exposure among curators, galleries, and collectors seeking to discover the most exciting emerging artists working today. In previous editions, the model has worked well with many artists selling work, gaining gallery representation, and receiving offers of commissions, collaborations, and projects.

The Other Art Fair was born from a realization of the disparity between art lovers eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Almost ten years later, and over 40 fairs across the globe later, the effects of The Other Art Fair’s growing reputation are not only demonstrated through the support of leading individuals in the art world but also the frequency of success stories from past exhibiting artists.

And new to The Other Art Fair in 2021… the Virtual Edition Fairs! Now artists can be apart of the Fair experience from anywhere in the world, exhibiting and selling their art through their own virtual stand in our three-dimensional Fair environment. Ryan Stanier, Fair Founder of The Other Art Fair, talks more about the Virtual Edition Fairs below:


THE APPLICATION PROCESS

1. APPLICATION2. SELECTION COMMITTEE3. APPROVAL
Complete your application for the Fair edition you wish to exhibit at. It is free to submit an artist application.

Tell us about yourself and your practice, share a few images of your work, and most importantly – tell us why you’d like to join The Other Art Fair
All artist applications are reviewed collectively by the Fair Director and a Selection Committee of art world experts.

Each Fair edition has a new selection committee promising a continuous refresh of opinions.
Once exhibiting artists have been chosen by the Selection Committee, our Fair team will contact you to confirm your place. 

It is free to submit an artist application. Upon acceptance, a signed agreement and 30% stand deposit is due to confirm your stand. The remaining 70% deposit is due 6 weeks prior to the first day of the Fair.

WHY APPLY?

Each Fair edition offers a selection of different stand sizes for you to choose from, based on your budget, artwork size, and goals. All stands are built and ready for you to begin hanging your work, with white walls and basic lighting. Additional stand accessories and customizations can be added on (i.e. additional lights, electricity, custom color walls, etc.). Read the 2021 Fair Package Guide below for stand prices for each Fair.

All art sales made onsite at the fair are processed through The Other Art Fair’s central payment system. The fair takes 15% commission from all art sales, which covers processing fees and complimentary wrapping for buyers, so the majority always goes back to the exhibitor. The Fair also extends this 15% commission rate to all post-Fair phone orders that come through, as opposed to the standard 35% commission taken by Saatchi Art.

Art sales for the Virtual Edition are processed through Saatchi Art and are subject to the usual Saatchi Art commission of 35%. This cost also includes worldwide shipping of the artwork to the buyer.

Sell directly to art lovers

Thousands of visitors attend The Other Art Fair across the weekend and are able to see your works in person, learn more about your practice, buy securely and directly on-site and then take their artworks home that very day (shipping options also available at each Fair).

Expand your network and grow your online presence

Not only will you gain visibility from gallerists, collectors, curators and fellow artists at The Other Art Fair’s in-person events, you’ll also receive dedicated marketing support via our Saatchi Art supported online platform, The Online Studios, to amplify your online presence.

Be part of a global artist community

Join talented artists from across the globe and find inspiration and a sense of community during artist meet-ups, virtual and in-person. Unlock exclusive access to Saatchi Art curators and The Other Art Fair team through The Other Sessions online webinar series available only to exhibiting artists.

2021 ARTIST STAND PRICES

Artists applying to the Fair must indicate the size of the stand they would like to take if they are successfully selected to exhibit. Applications to the Fair are free. If artists are accepted into the Fair, payments are split into two – three instalments (dependent on the Fair), including a deposit to secure your place at the Fair.

The below stand prices includes a fully built stand at The Other Art Fair, marketing and PR support, inclusion in the Online Studios, and pre-Fair artist workshops. For an additional cost all selected artists will also have the opportunity to upgrade their exhibitor package to include a stand in the The Other Art Fair’s Virtual Edition.

Read our 2021 Fair Package Guide below for further details on what the below costs include.

Brooklyn & Los Angeles: 16 linear feet + 2 spotlightsUSD$1,880 + Tax
Brooklyn & Los Angeles: 20 linear feet + 2 spotlightsUSD$2,180 + Tax
Chicago & Dallas: 16 linear feet + 2 spotlightsUSD$1,680 + Tax
Chicago & Dallas: 20 linear feet + 2 spotlightsUSD$1,980 + Tax
London: 5 linear metres + 2 spotlights£1,375 + VAT
London: 6 linear metres + 2 spotlights£1,625 + VAT
Sydney & Melbourne: 5 linear metres + 2 spotlightsA$2,200 + GST
Sydney & Melbourne: 6 linear metres + 2 spotlightsA$2,640 + GST
Virtual Edition Fair – One standard virtual size availableUSD $495 + Tax

THE OTHER ART FAIR 2021 FAIR PACKAGE

Read our 2021 Fair Package to find out more about the Fair, the application process, and what you get when exhibiting at The Other Art Fair.

A snapshot of The Other Art Fair in 2019

12 Fairs Globally

1,000+ Artists Exhibited

11,000+ Artworks Sold

110,000+ Visitors To The Fair

But don’t just take our word for it – Here’s what some of our artists have said…

Introducing New Futures

Designed to launch the careers of talented emerging artists local to each Fair city
through prizing that includes free exhibition space and mentorship.

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10 YEARS OF THE OTHER ART FAIR

2021 marks ten years since the launch of Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair in London, UK. In celebration, and to shine a light on the artist community that is the beating heart of the Fair, the team asked 400 of their featured artists what drew them to their career path as part of a new ‘Why I’m an Artist’ video series.