Applications for the 2018 Print Stuff fair are now officially closed!
Thank you to everyone that applied!
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
Applicants will be notified with an outcome by Dec 12th.
All information regarding FAQs can be found by downloading the PDF here.
What is Print Stuff and what are we looking for?
Print Stuff is a celebration of printed matter. It was dreamt up by us, 3 York creatives, when looking for a more contemporary and independent outlet for our work that we didn’t have to travel for. Our first event was held on 1st April 2017, with over 40 sellers and over 900 visitors.
Print Stuff is looking for independent practitioners from the fields of (but not limited to) graphic design, artist books, photography, illustration, textiles, and printmaking to put on a vibrant fair in the heart of York. Please have a look at the previous exhibitors section of the site to see our past stallholders. Drop us an email and say hello if you want to find out more.
What is the selection process?
After applications have closed, we are carefully going to sift through the forms and admire your lovely work. As you can imagine, choosing stall holders is a tricky business but we will try and make it as fair as possible by curating an even mixture of fields and also to ensure that stalls compliment each other to provide you with the best possible chance of having a really successful and busy day. It will not be judged on a first come, first served basis.
When is Print Stuff?
Print Stuff will be held on Saturday 28th April 2018 and will be open to the public from 10am-5pm.
Where is Print Stuff?
Print Stuff is being held at De Grey Rooms, St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD.
This is a historic, beautiful ballroom and part of the Theatre Royal. More information regarding building information can be found below.
& Getting there
De Grey Rooms is around a 10-minute walk from York Railway Station, straight across Lendal Bridge and towards the Minster. York is a central rail hub and can be accessed from many locations across the UK from all directions.
If you are planning to drive to York for Print Stuff, our cheapest and easiest driving recommendation is to use one of the many park and ride car parks around the edge of the city. York isn’t a particularly car friendly city
centre (which is lovely for us residents) but can be a bit of a pain for events such as this one. The number 2 bus – attached to Rawcliffe Bar Park and Ride stops right outside the venue. There are some car parks in the city centre if the car is your best option, and the closest one (but not the cheapest!) is Marygate car park. A cheap option is Foss Bank car park, but please be aware there is a 15-minute walk attached to the financially friendly option!
What is the cost?
The cost for a full table (6ft x 3ft trestle) is £50. The cost of half a table (3ft x 3ft, shared with another applicant) is £25. We are not organising this event for profit – all costs have been worked out to cover the costs of putting
on and running the event only.
When will I know if I’ve been successful? Can we refund table cost?
Applications open on Wednesday 1st November at 7pm and close on Wednesday 6th December at 7pm. Applicants will be notified within 7 days of the outcome and payment will be required by Wednesday 31st January.
Unfortunately, we cannot refund payments unless your table can be successfully filled by another applicant.
There will be no storage available at De Grey Rooms and unfortunately no way of posting stock to the venue beforehand. There is a small drop-off space at the venue if you are arriving by car.
Please be aware the venue is on the second floor – there is a lift available for bulky items.
Wall space/Building information
The building is a historic, listed building that we feel lucky to be able to hold our first event in. However, this loveliness does come with a few ground rules. The walls are unable to be used for decorations/prints etc so we will be providing a number of spaces with a hanging rail behind them for this purpose.
Please let us know when applying if you need this space or not. Please also bring table cloths to cover the trestle tables, as these are used for many events and have some marks/wear and tear.