Introducing New Futures.

The New Futures program is part of our continued mission to break down traditional barriers of the contemporary art world. Each recipient is given free exhibition space at The Other Art Fair along with access to opportunities designed to jump-start their careers.

Recipients are chosen in collaboration with art world experts and local creative partners to bring their respective talents and differing perspectives. In addition, we are delighted to partner with BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® for our U.S. Fairs to further amplify the program and provide additional collaboration opportunities.

Following on from the program’s successful launch in 2021, all Fairs in 2022 in London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Melbourne and Sydney will showcase the city’s selected recipients, providing a career launchpad for up to three emerging artists at each edition.


How to Apply

Artists who meet the criteria must apply for New Futures via the online application forms below. Once an application has been completed and submitted, you will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of the application. We aim to get back to all successful and unsuccessful applicants within three weeks of the application deadline.

Applications are completely free to submit. There are different applications for each Fair city. Please ensure you are submitting the relevant application and remember that you must be a resident of the Fair city for which you are applying.

Find criteria to apply along with tips for applicants in the New Futures Guide (see below).

Fair DateNew Futures Application DeadlineApplication Link
Los Angeles, 4317 Beverly Blvd
March 31 – April 3
Applications Closed
Chicago, Fulton Market
April 21 – 24
March 6Applications Closed
Dallas, Dallas Market Hall
May 12 – 15
April 24Applications Closed
Melbourne, Meat Market
May 26 – 29
May 6Applications Closed
New York, Knockdown Center
June 2 – 5
May 2 Applications Closed
Sydney, The Cutaway
July 21 – 24
June 5Applications Closed
Los Angeles, Barker Hanger
September 22 – 25
July 28Apply Here
London, Truman Brewery
October 13 – 16
August 19Apply Here
Dallas
October 20 – 23
August 25Apply Here
Brooklyn, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Agger Fish
November 3 – 6
September 2Apply Here
Sydney, The Cutaway
December 1 – 4
October 16Apply Here

If you have any special accessibility requirements and need assistance or an alternative form of application, please contact: newfutures@theotherartfair.com


The Opportunity

Through New Futures, emerging artists have the opportunity to be awarded free exhibition space at The Other Art Fair, with ongoing guidance and professional mentorship.

Every New Futures artist will receive, at their discretion, the following:

  • One free exhibition space at The Other Art Fair for the city applied for.
  • 2 x One-on-one sessions with the Fair team to discuss booth curation, marketing strategy, and Fair preparation.
  • Optional ongoing guidance through Peer-to-Peer “buddy” system with a Fair artist.
  • Lifetime membership to The Other Art Fair’s Global Exhibitor Community, providing access to networking opportunities, professional workshops, and artist socials.
  • Participation in exhibition preparation workshops and socials for the upcoming Fair – topics include curation, marketing and operations.
  • Dedicated feature in the Fair’s event programming and the Online Studios.
  • Inclusion on the New Futures class webpage, linking to their Saatchi Art profile.

Who is Eligible

Artists must meet all the criteria listed below for their application. Full terms and conditions can be found on the New Futures guide linked below. Any applications received that do not meet the above criteria and terms and conditions will not be eligible for the New Futures program. The criteria includes:

  • New Futures is open to artists working in all mediums. No formal artistic training is required of the artist.
  • Applicants must be an artist with a completed body of work to install, exhibit and sell at the Fair.
  • Applicants must be a resident of the Fair city they are applying for.
  • Applicants must not have previously exhibited at any edition of The Other Art Fair worldwide, either as an exhibitor, solo project, or installation artist.
  • Applicants should not have exclusive gallery representation or plans for proposed solo exhibitions at the time of application and up until the end of the calendar year. (This includes involvement in any art fairs and gallery shows).
  • The recipients must be present and onsite for the duration of the Fair they have applied for and available to participate in the Virtual Edition.
  • Past New Futures recipients cannot apply.

Find the full terms & conditions here.


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