Applications for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020 will open on Monday 6 January 2020.

Please check your eligibility below.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Applicants must conform to the following (details on Graduate Bursary below):

• Each piece exhibited must include precious metal(s)
• Represent themselves and not act as an agent for others
• Live and work in the UK
• Apply with work that has been designed and made in the UK. (If the applicant has used the specialist techniques of another tradesman e.g. a spinner/caster/engraver etc., these must be detailed on the application form)
• Preference will be given to ‘designer-makers’ who contribute hand-skills to the finished product however in some unique cases designers who do little or no ‘making’ will be accepted.
• Employ fewer than six people at the bench
• Must not be in full time education at the time of application
• Must be available to man their stand at all times during the Fair
• Intend to exhibit goods that are compliant with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973
• Be in agreement with all Terms & Conditions and Rules & Regulations (to be provided upon successful application)

Graduate Bursary Scheme

To encourage and support the next generation of jewellers and silversmiths, there are 10 free stands on offer each year at Goldsmiths’ Fair through the Graduate Bursary Scheme.

Winners of the bursary receive:

• a free stand at Goldsmiths’ Fair
• a £1,500 grant to help prepare towards the Fair
• an optional interest-free silver bullion loan of up to £3,000
• mentoring opportunities at the Goldsmiths’ Centre

To be eligible you must:

• meet all the standard eligibility requirements
• have graduated (from an HND/BA/MA or Goldsmiths’ Apprenticeship) in the last five years
• and have not exhibited at Goldsmiths’ Fair before

There is no age restriction.

Gallery Stands

In line with the introduction of the Gallery Stand we will now be accepting collaborative applications for these spaces. This means that if you would like to display your work as a group you can fill in the application under a group name with a proposal that includes work by more than one maker. This does not exclude you from also applying and exhibiting as an individual on a regular stand, alongside your group project. Each application will be viewed independently.

We are not looking for complicated space design ideas, instead we want to understand why your work should be viewed in a gallery space. Our building blocks will be limited and we will be strict on what you put into the space other than your pieces.

We will accept group applications against the following guidelines:

  • A group can be made up of a maximum 6 individuals and no fewer than 3.
  • Everyone in the group must be eligible to apply in their own right (ie. adhere to the rules and regulations all applicants must adhere to including that you each live and work in the UK and intend to exhibit goods that are compliant with the UK Hallmarking Act 1973).
  • You will be required to work with the team on the presentation of your stand. You will not be able to bring in your own display furniture. We will provide shelves and plinths only.
  • We may ask for further images if you are applying as a group of 6.

If you would like to discuss this option please contact the team.

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