OPEN CALL: Pop Up Brighton

Following successful Pop Up Shops in Glasgow and London, I intend to host a festive weekend Pop Up in Brighton this November. The Pop Up will be located on Brighton’s bustling Trafalgar Street- a five minute walk from the train station and ten minutes from The Lanes.


We are looking for around 15 makers across all design disciplines, including but not limited to; jewellery, ceramics, fashion, textiles, graphic design and illustration. Due to the time of year, some contemporary festive ‘gift’ items would be lovely (cards, candles, scarves etc.)!


-To apply, please send a maximum of five images, plus your website/ Facebook page/ Instagram handle to by 09 September 2018. Your involvement will be confirmed no later than 11 September 2018.
-Work will be chosen based on diversity of applications, in order to provide a varied selection across all disciplines.
-On applying, you agree to –if selected- a participation fee of £50. This is solely used to cover rent costs and promotional materials. This is a commission-free project, and I will not be making profit from this fee. Please note that the turn-around time for this payment is very short, as once an offer has been put in on a space, it will only be held for 48 hours. This can be paid by BACS, and bank details will be provided on confirmation of your participation on 11 September.

A few things to note:

-Makers will be expected to pay postage and respective insurance costs for both delivery and return of their work. Return costs will, where possible be deducted from any sales made. Otherwise, return postage must be paid upon receipt of your work.
-Makers must provide any packaging/ business cards etc along with their work.
-It is likely that work will not be insured whilst in the space. We are in discussion with the landlord regarding his contents insurance, but generally your work is not covered for these events. Any insurance of work should be arranged independently by each individual maker. I will be present at all times whilst the shop is open to the public, but cannot accept any responsibility for theft or third-party damage to work whilst in our care. Work should be left at the designer’s own risk.
-We will accept both cash and card sales. The card system incurs a fee of 1.75% on each sale, which will be calculated and deducted accordingly from each maker’s sales.

Key dates and deadlines:

Register interest:                         09 September
Involvement confirmed:               11 September
Rent fee due:                              14 September
Delivery of work:                         13 November

Set Up:                                        23 November 18:00 onwards
Pop Up open:                               24 November 09:00 - 21:00 (Drinks evening TBC)
                                                  25 November 09:00 – 20:00
Take- Down:                                25 November 20:00 onwards


**Please note, makers are of course more than welcome to pop in to visit the space, but are not required to be present for the duration of the event.**

Return of work:                           No later than 02 December
Payment to makers:                    No later than 16 December

Please feel free to email for further information.