VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS SUBMISSION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Music submissions now closed. Craft submissions opening March 9th.

Required Information:

Name and contact details of individual or collective

Artist biography (250 words or less, including background and education, where applicable, to be used for promotional purposes)

Photo of the artist (sent as an attachment; jpeg preferred)

Artist statement (not to exceed 250 words, describing the proposed artwork)

Payment of €10.00 via Paypal, Credit Card or Direct Debit

The judges submission decision is final and not open to dialogue. Due to the large volume of proposals, we regret we are not able to give individual feedback for unsuccessful applications.

K-FEST is curated through invited artistic participations and an Open Submission process. The final selection of artworks will be based on thematic connection, artistic quality, and feasibility.

There will be no refund on submission fee if you are unsuccessful in your submission.

All accepted artists must be able to be present in person for the duration of the festival. (Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon - May 31st - June 3rd). *Monday uninstall day.

Proposed work:

Must include title, dimensions, and material/medium of work.

Must be attached as images or pdf files. For audio or video files, links should be provided (to YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc.) in lieu of attachments to avoid overloading K-FEST’s visual art submissions email account.

Must include no less than 3 or no more than 5 images (or links) total.

Tick all mandatory fields and boxes to confirm your acceptance of K-FEST 2K19 Visual Arts Agreement (see Page 3)

K-FEST, Killorglin, Co. Kerry (May 31st – June 2nd) invites visual and performing artists, curators, and other visual art practitioners working in ALL artistic media to submit work for inclusion in the 2K19 visual and performing art pop-up gallery programme. Submissions are welcome for solo and group, Irish, and international exhibitions. K-FEST has a particularly strong interest in emerging artists.

There is a €10 fee to submit a maximum of 5 individual pieces of work. These should be the 3 - 5 works you intend to exhibit at the festival.

The final selection of artworks will be based on thematic connection, artistic quality, and feasibility.

Only work submitted and accepted will be eligible for exhibition at the festival.

K-FEST visual and performing arts submissions must completed no later than 6pm Fri., March 9, 2019.

Submission images should not exceed 10 MB.

Selected artists will receive the following:

• Hanging and/or floor space (10 feet) to display their accepted artworks during the festival

• Promotion via K-FEST’s online platforms

• Evening meals Saturday and Sunday evenings during K-FEST

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Automatic entry into The Screaming Pope Prize VI, K-FEST’s own unique visual arts award and 1,000 euro cash prize, with work selected by a panel of acclaimed art critics and/or experienced artists. Four finalists are also selected, each receiving a cash prize. Visit kfest.ie for details.

• Access to K-FEST’s 50+ events covering art, music, film, drama, spoken word, and more over the June Bank Holiday weekend at no cost.

K-FEST Visual Arts Submissions are due no later than 6pm Friday, March 8, 2019.

Note: If you have exhibited at K-FEST for three consecutive years, you will not be considered for a fourth consecutive year. K-FEST’s primary focus is on promoting new emerging talent nationwide, thus limiting each artist run to three consecutive years, but by all means, take a year out and please re-apply next year and you will be back in the running.

Exceptions to this rule:

• If you previously won/finalist to the Screaming Pope Prize you can still be considered annually but not guaranteed acceptance.

• If you previously exhibited as a collective, you may now submit as a solo artist and vice versa.

The judges submission decision is final and not open to dialogue. Due to the large volume of proposals, we regret we are not able to give individual feedback for unsuccessful applications.

K-FEST is curated through invited artistic participations and an Open Submission process. The final selection of artworks will be based on thematic connection, artistic quality, and feasibility.

There will be no refund on submission fee if you are unsuccessful in your submission.

If selected, your name and an example of your art will be featured on our website before and during K-FEST to give visiting collectors, gallery owners, and buyers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with your art.

K-FEST organisers reserve the right to photograph works and to use elements of accepted entries for exhibition for publicity purposes, unless the artist expressly states the contrary in writing. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Work is accepted for exhibition on merit. 

Each artist will be assigned to a pop-up gallery. The pop-up galleries and hanging spaces provided to each artist might vary slightly due to the nature of different venue sizes, quantity, and size of each artist's artwork. Our experienced curators allocate the most appropriate space for each artist. K-FEST deliberately does not work in white cube spaces. We use vacant, disused properties such as an old sweet shop, hardware store, an old mill, an unfinished hotel and many more.

Occupancy of specific space inside your assigned pop-up art gallery is all pre-allocated by the festival Artistic Director. (Please note: Rather than using white cube space, K-FEST reappropriates vacant retail outlets, domestic homes, and deserted buildings into bespoke pop-up galleries, offering opportunities for both artists and eventgoers to experience unique art in unique spaces.)

All accepted artists must be present for the duration of the entire festival. In addition, either the artist or a representative should be present in your respective gallery space for the duration of the entire festival. Since buyers and collectors who come to our events prefer to meet the artist or at least talk to someone who knows about their work, we have found that artists who engage with our visitors are generally more likely to make multiple sales and/or receive commissioned work.

K-FEST provides evening meals for all artists on Saturday and Sunday of the festival. In addition, K-FEST works with local high-standard B&Bs and guesthouses to ensure that visiting artists are guaranteed the best value for their stay during the festival.

All accepted artists are automatically entered into “The Screaming Pope Prize VI,” K-FEST’s very own unique visual arts prize of 1,000 euro cash prize. A panel of judges comprising of acclaimed artists and critics selects the Screaming Pope Prize VI winner for 2019. Four finalists are also selected, each receiving a cash prize.

Additionally, artists exhibiting at K-FEST must agree to the following:

• Artists are responsible for sourcing their own projectors, TV, and audio-visual equipment and relevant insurance if needed.

• Each artist is responsible for the transport of his or her own work to and from the festival.

• Due to our insurance policy, all work must be removed from galleries by 2pm Monday 3rd June.

• Each artist is responsible for the hanging of his or her own work. Assistance and equipment, including screws, nails, etc. can be supplied for a nominal fee. If you have a drill/hammer, it would be handy bring it along.

• A limited number of plinths are available for sculpture/ceramic artists. Please indicate in advance your needs and you will be assigned a select number. If you are able to bring your own plinths, please do so.

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 ALL artists must register at the festival office upon arrival prior to artwork installation at the K-FEST Office on Friday 31st May. Once registered, you will receive the official K-FEST Artist Wristband (detailed entitlements listed upon acceptance to the festival).

• K-FEST does not charge commission on any works sold. We give artists 100% of sales on their artwork.

• All artists are responsible for the insuring of their own works, if necessary.

• K-FEST is not a funding body and is a not-for-profit organisation, which raises its income from fundraising and sponsorship, along with public sector grants.

• K-FEST does not use e-mails for spam. The only contact made will be in relation to the festival and the festival submissions.

For more information, contact submissions@kfest.ie.£