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Blue House Yard art markets
Apply to show and sell your art/crafts

Apply to bring your art and crafts to our original art market at Blue House Yard, Haringey

Blue House Yard, Station Road, London N22 7TB

Blue House Yard, in the heart of Wood Green, is one of north London's best kept secrets and never fails to make new visitors wish they knew of it before!

BHY is where Citizens Art events started, back in August 2020, and our monthly art markets have continued to be popular with the local community as well as visitors from afar.

The market takes place in the community space that is surrounded by a great mix of independent businesses: The Blue House Framer (handy to have a picture framer on site), Crop Drop, Tot Swap Shop, Stanza Artigiana, Knit Knack Shack, Fixlosophy and our own art gallery make up some of the independent businesses based here. And alongside them is the converted double-decker bar/cafe run by Ludo's London.

Blue House Yard art market
Blue House Yard art market

Visitors and artists at Blue House Yard art market

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BHY art market
BHY art market

Visitors and artists at Blue House Yard art market

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Catherine West MP at the BHY art market
Catherine West MP at the BHY art market

Visitors and artists at Blue House Yard art market

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Blue House Yard art market
Blue House Yard art market

Visitors and artists at Blue House Yard art market

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Apply to show and sell your arts and crafts at the Blue House Yard art market

Fees

Our fees remain as they were in 2022:

£55 per artist, per market (pitches can be shared)

£65 per artist for December dates

Multiple booking discount: 5% for two dates, 10% for three dates and 15% for four dates

Select market dates you wish to attend:

Upload three examples of your work, and please ensure your photos are a good representation of your work as this will be a key factor in approving applications.

 

Your images will also be used to promote you/your work and our events, and by submitting these images you grant consent for Citizens Art Market to use them in marketing and promotion.

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Thanks for submitting your application - we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

FAQ and T&C of attendance:

Who is organising these markets?

The markets are being organised by Citizens Art London CIC. Edward Quigley is the founder of Citizens Art London and is also a visual artist and photographer.

 

What type of  art is permitted/not permitted? If in doubt, contact the organiser.

Open - applications are judged on their merit and whilst previous events focused on visual arts, we'd now love to see a wider variety of works at our events.

What does the pitch fee cover?

The pitch fee covers: marketing and promotional campaigns (see below), provision of market equipment (gazebos, tables, banners etc), our costs (materials, venue fees and staff), the set-up and set-down on market days and the provision (where possible) of live entertainment to accompany the market. You will simply need to attend, set up your table and commence exhibiting/trading.

When do I need to pay for the pitch?

Immediate payment, in full, is required upon receipt of an invoice for the dates that artists apply for. Your pitch is only secured once you have made payment in full. There are no exceptions.

What is the cancellation policy?

The upfront payment of pitch fees covers the extensive work involved in promoting the markets, as well as set-up/set-down and the provision of tables/gazebos (the costs of which are incurred ahead of market dates). As a result, pitch fees act as a deposit and are non-refundable, except in the event that we have to cancel the market for severe weather or any other reason/s.

 

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the event for whatever reason, this will be communicated to all participating artists immediately, by email, and full refunds will be offered OR the opportunity to transfer your booking to another date, subject to availability.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, all participating artists are required to have their own Public Liability Insurance in place.

 

Citizens Art London takes no responsibility for any claims against individual traders participating in the market/s.

How many artists will be attending each market?

It varies from location to location, but the intention is to create a vibrant, welcoming environments for artists and visitors alike.

Promotion and marketing will include (but not be limited to):

  • ​An ongoing campaign to promote market dates (and participating artists at each market) across the Citizens Art London and partner social media​ platforms

  • Similar campaign across Twitter and Instagram by the organiser and any partners

  • Direct marketing (leaflet drops) to neighbouring residential areas

  • Press release to local/regional newspapers and to event listing websites

  • Sourcing partners/sponsors to help promote/enhance events

Participating artists are encouraged to follow @citizensartldn and partner accounts at each location, and to use the social media tag provided to you as part of your information pack for all posts relating to your attendance at the markets.

What is the application process?

Upon completion and submission of the application form, your application will be reviewed against these T&C's and the criteria below.

 

Once an artist has had their application approved, they will be issued an invoice confirming the dates they are invited to attend at their chosen location/s.

 

Once pitch fees are received in full, their pitch will be secured and until fees are paid in full, the pitch is not secured.

What selection criteria do you use when choosing artists?

  1. Selection of participating artists will be based upon information provided in completed application forms and examples of work submitted/shared on artists social media

  2. Preference will be given to artists based close to each location/s, but the organiser reserves the right to offer pitches to artists from other locations

  3. Preference will also be given to artists that have a website and actively use social media (in particular Instagram) - as this will help to ensure the market is successful for all

  4. Selection will factor the artwork, price point and willingness / capacity of artists to promote the market and fee payment by deadline provided

  5. The selection process is an equal opportunities process and is not influenced by gender, race, religion, belief, disability or age

  6. The market organiser, with support from tenants at Blue House Yard, will select participating artists for each market

 

THE DECISION TO ACCEPT OR REJECT AN APPLICATION IS FINAL​

What do I need to bring to each event?

  • Your artwork (!)

  • Your fully charged payment system (very important, obviously!)

  • Any battery operated lighting you wish to use

  • A cloth or table cover/s

  • Any signage you wish to display

  • Tape/scissors are likely to be useful and string is ALWASY useful

  • Bin liners/rubbish bags for your waste

  • Antibacterial hand-sanitiser on your stall will provide reassurance to members of the public (see covid19 preparation point below).

The only other thing we would ask you to bring is your smile and a flexible approach - our many previous events have gone well (and been great fun), but as many of you will likely be aware; unexpected challenges can often pop-up at events and these will be quickly and easily overcome when everyone adopts a positive, solution focused approach.

Filming and photography 

We reserve the right to take photographs and capture video of the market during operation, for promotional purposes, and this includes the potential use of drone videography. If you do not wish to be captured in any photography or filming, please notify the organiser in advance of your attendance. Similarly, if you would like copies of photographs or video, please get in touch.

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