How to exhibit in BPF18

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Show your work

Brighton Photo Fringe is one of the largest and most inclusive festivals of its kind in the UK. Every two years in October we deliver a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events.

For four weeks exhibitions and events in galleries, cafés, shops, community spaces and empty retail spaces permeate the city to create a diverse and vibrant festival that attracts local, national and international participants and audiences. It is up to you to create the programme.

To take part you need to have a body of work ready to show and you need to find a venue or platform from to show it in. You will need to provide information and pay the fee to take part in the festival brochure, and you will need to complete the contract and evaluation process. 

The next festival will take place from 29 September to 28 October 2018. The deadline for listing in the festival guide (fee payable) will be early summer 2018.

Finding a venue

— What kind of space do you need?

— How much space do you need?

— How long would you like your exhibition to last?

— Will you need to invigilate the space?

— Does your work lend itself to one type of venue more than others?

— Is this an opportunity to try something new?

Venue ideas:

— Check out previous Brighton Photo Fringe venues (CLICK HERE to see the list of exhibitions from Brighton Photo Fringe festival 2016). These venues have contributed their space before and so will already be familiar with Brighton Photo Fringe.

— Cafes, shops, pubs, churches, libraries, community spaces/halls/centres, the Open Market and other public spaces.

— Empty shops and shop windows (agencies may be more willing to let you use the window rather than opening up the building to the public).

— Or what about an outdoor space; a magazine left in cafés and pubs, and other Photo Fringe venues; or even a website address that you advertise in the brochure and on a flier. 

Submit an event

We welcome events as part of the festival programme, listings for events are free.

We are will also be interested to hear about any participation project you are planning. 

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