WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUNG TALENT TO SHOWCASE!
Following the success of LYT Market, Creative Leamington is launching a brand new indie-festival that will showcase the best of local young talent using shop windows and digital technology.
Vacant and occupied store fronts will become galleries and pop-up installation spaces for a month-long showcase, putting the work of young artists and makers in prominent locations in our town centre.
The public will be able to connect and interact with the windows via QR codes and a new dedicated website. The website will feature an interactive map that will act as a series of trails driving the public to discover more about our local young creative community.
ARE YOU A CREATIVE AGED 35 OR UNDER?
DO YOU LIVE/WORK LOCALLY (WARWICKSHIRE + COVENTRY)?
DO YOU HAVE A PRODUCT TO SELL OR AN ARTWORK YOU WANT TO SHOWCASE?
DO YOU WANT TO BE PART OF AN EXCITING NEW PROJECT THAT WILL CONNECT YOU WITH OTHER YOUNG CREATIVES AND HELP RAISE YOUR PROFILE LOCALLY?
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
WE WILL PAIR YOU UP WITH A LOCAL HIGH STREET SHOP THAT WILL SHOWCASE YOUR CHOSEN PRODUCT/ARTWORK IN THEIR WINDOW. YOU WILL BE FEATURED IN OUR INTERACTIVE MAP WHERE THE PUBLIC WILL BE ABLE TO FIND YOU AND LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR WORK.
WE WILL INVITE YOU TO A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOSHOOT AND CREATE A FEATURED PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE CONNECTING AUDIENCES TO YOUR WORK AND SELLING PLATFORM.
WE WILL BIG YOU UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA VIA A TARGETED MARKETING CAMPAIGN AND CONNECT YOU WITH OTHER YOUNG ARTISTS AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY LOCALLY.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR MAKERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, GRAPHIC/PRODUCT/FASHION DESIGNERS, JEWELLERS, PAINTERS... AND MUCH MORE!
OK, WHAT'S THE CATCH?
You must be aged 35 or under to participate.
You will need to present 1 product or artwork that you want to showcase and you must be available to showcase this from April 30th to May 30th. (set up date is Friday April 30th - opening of the festival is Saturday May 1st)
The frame to showcase your work in the window will be approximately 80x80 cm (we will support you in the set up of your work in the window)
You will be invited to a socially distanced outdoor photoshoot (with your product) so that we can best represent you and your work. We will give you a date well in advance so that you can get organised don't worry!
We will ask for your social media/website/ selling platform link. If this is still in the making here is a good chance to speed things up (and we can offer support with that:-)
We are keen to work with as many different artists as possible and are making a concerted effort to authentically engage and work with more ethnically diverse artists.
If selected there will be a small fee for your residency which covers insurance, photoshoot, marketing , branding and materials. This is £50 for the whole month. We understand this might represent a barrier and we want to make sure this opportunity is accessible to all. If you are keen to get involved but need financial support please get in touch! We want to help EVERYONE BE SEEN!
There is a lot of incredible talent locally and we only have a limited number of spaces so we have to go through an application process. Our shortlisting panel is made up of creatives from different fields and backgrounds, so put yourself out there! GOOD LUCK!
WHAT'S NEXT? TELL US YOU ARE IN!
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SUNDAY 28TH MARCH AT MIDNIGHT
GOT QUESTIONS? GET IN TOUCH: