Applications open for 2020!

Artfest Holmfirth returns to The Holmfirth Civic Hall on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of November 2020. The event will showcase the work of the very best of British arts and crafts from a hand-picked selection of makers. There will be live art demonstrations throughout the weekend plus art installations in the exhibition halls making Artfest Holmfirth a true celebration of the current arts and crafts movement.

Applications are welcome from independent makers and artists, established and new from all disciplines: ceramics, print, jewellery, glass, sculpture, textiles, painting, mixed media, photography. The emphasis for successful selection will be original and handmade work.

Spaces are limited and consideration will be made to create an even and fair representation of each discipline. This selling exhibition will give visitors a chance to meet some of the UK’s best artists and craftspeople to buy or commission original pieces of contemporary art, craft and design. Over two days in November Artfest Holmfirth will showcase the very best of British arts and crafts from a handpicked and carefully curated selection of makers.

The venue: Holmfirth Civic Hall is an impressive building constructed in 1842 lying in the heart of the beautiful Last of the Summer Wine countryside and is now in the care of the Holmfirth Civic Hall Community Trust. The Trusts vision is to make Holmfirth Civic Hall an inclusive, cohesive and sustainable community asset- run in the community, by the community for the community. Artfest Holmfirth will be accommodated in the two main halls, the Large Hall and the Lesser Hall.

It is free to apply for Artfest Holmfirth and there are two stand options available for the event as follows:

Option 1: Table/floor space only £140 for the weekend.

Includes 1 x standard trestle table (if required) plus 1 chair.

The display floor space measures approximately 2.5m x 1m with space around the sides and rear for access etc. Please note there is NO guaranteed access to electricity for this type of pitch and NO exhibition display boards are provided. If you wish to hang work you MUST provide your own free standing boards or hanging system. You will not be allowed to attach anything to the walls of the hall.

Option 2: Fully boarded exhibition space. £250 for the weekend.

Panelled areas measure 2.5m long x 1m wide creating a rectangular C shaped area with side and back boards constructed from white painted, wooden floor mounted exhibition panels 2.4m tall . Display floor space allows for access around the front and back.

Electric socket available at an additional cost of £45 each.

Display spot lights are available at an extra cost of £25 each.

The panels can be nailed and drilled directly into however, do not use the heavy opening screws for ‘floating shelves’ or drill holes directly through the boards, if unsure please email for further information after selection.

Standard trestle table available if required.

Artfest Holmfirth 2019 was kindly sponsored by the following organisations

enjoy art

calder art supplies

9 globe arts