Call for Artists - London Pop Up Art Fair


Upcoming Pop Up Fairs 2019

Public Opening Times: 2nd-3rd May (Thu-Fri), 10am to 4pm
Private View: Wed 1st May 2019, 6 to 8pm

Application Deadline for Artists: April 1st 2019, 23pm GMT.
Notification of Successful Candidates: 15th April 2019

Price and How to Apply

If you are interested in participating, you can submit the application form available via the link here below. The shortlisted artists will receive an email confirming which artworks have been selected.

Please note that there is a submission fee that is dependant on the number of pieces submitted:

1 artwork £30 + VAT / 2 artworks £35 + VAT / 3 artworks £40 + VAT / 4 artworks £45 + VAT / 5 artworks £48 + VAT / 8 artworks £50 + VAT / 10 artworks £53 + VAT

There are NO other additional fees once your work has been shortlisted.

Apart from the submission fee, we will not ask shortlisted artists to pay for wall spaces or stands. Otherwise, we will provide all the necessary marketing promotions, opening events and workforce free of charge.



No extra fees

Apart from the submission fee, we will not ask shortlisted artists to pay for wall spaces or stands. Otherwise, we will provide all the necessary marketing promotions, opening events and workforce free of charge.

A fair in the heart of London

The fair will take place at the Sunny Art Centre, in the heart of the city of London (30 Gray’s Inn Rd., WC1X 8HR).  Our centre features a number of artists of great talent working with a wide gamut of practices. The artists that are selected will have the chance to meet new collectors and expose their work to a wider audience. Moreover, Curated by a team of outstanding art professionals

Sunny Art Centre has a team of curators with years of experience, who will be responsible for the planning, advertising and promotion of all the artist’s work and of the event itself.

Boost your online presence

Our marketing team will ensure that search engines and programmes, such as Google, are used to their maximum potential. This means the artist’s information will appear among the first results of search engines while our marketing team will ensure a wider and stronger presence online. This includes social media exposure as well. A personalised profile will be created on our website in order to advertise the artist’s work and maximise publicity by working in conjunction with marketing software.

Meet new clients and collectors

Sunny Art Centre will plan an opening reception for the Art Fair. All the featured artworks will be available for sale, and we will invite notable collectors, media journalists and professionals from the industry, allowing the artist to form valuable contacts. At the same time, we will have a professional videography team recording the exhibition, and every artist's work will be included in the exhibition video and in our multimedia channels.

 Expand the reach of your artworks

Sunny Art Centre has been accumulating a large collection for over a decade, and we will send all the exhibitors' information to all our customers in the form of digital catalogues, booklet and invitations.

Why Participate?

  • The exhibition will be on display at the Sunny Art Centre.  Our centre, featuring a great surge of talent, is located in the bustling Gray’s Inn Road, right in the heart of London.  The artists will have the opportunity for their works to reach a wider audience.
  • Sunny Art Centre has a team of curators with years of experience, who will be responsible for the planning, advertising and promotion of all artist exhibitions.
  • The official website of the Sunny Art Centre can be seen on the first page of Google rankings, and the selected artist and artworks will be displayed on our website.  Meanwhile, we will also promote the artist's works on our social media accounts.
  •  Sunny Art Centre will plan an opening for the Art Fair. All featured artworks will be available for sale at the fair, and we will invite notable figures such as collectors,
  • Sunny Art Centre will plan an opening ceremony of the art fair.  All the art works will have the opportunity to be sold at the art fair. And we will invite collectors, media critics and professional critics to visit selected artists and artworks.
  • Artists will have the opportunity to interact directly with collectors, media critics and professional critics during the exhibition. At the same time, we will have a professional videography team recording the exhibition, and every artist's work will be included in the exhibition video.
  • The Sunny Art Centre has been accumulating a large collection for over a decade, and we will send all the exhibitors' information to all of our customers in the form of an official invitation.

The Gallery Space

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Sunny Art Centre  -  Gallery Space  Booklet

Gallery Booklet

Who Can Submit

1. The competition is open to all artists from around the world.
2. Artists must be aged 18 years or over.
3. Sculptures, paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, ceramics and jewellery are all accepted (The maximum size of each artwork is 1 m x 1 m, including the frame for paintings)



These Terms and Conditions (the “T&Cs”) will apply to any artwork(s) (the “Entry(ies)”) that you will submit for the London Pop Up Art Fair (the “Fair”) to Sunny Art Centre (the “Gallery”) and to your participation, in any event, organised to support your career, including during any exhibition (the “Exhibition”).

The Gallery is located in London at 30 Gray’s Inn Road, WC1X 8HR (registered office), and is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company number 08234204) with VAT no. 231072552

The Exhibitions for the London Pop Up Art Fair will always take place at the Gallery’s location unless otherwise indicated.

“You” and “Your” is hereby intending to refer to the person submitting the Entries for the Fair, including any agent, gallery or representative of the person owning the Entries. “You” might be referred to as “Artist” in certain sections.

All correspondence with artists will be via email unless specifically requested otherwise. If You require more information or have any question regarding the Fair, You can contact the Gallery at the following email address:

1. Who Can Submit?

1.1. The Fair is open to all Artists regardless of their location in the world.

1.2. You must be at least 18 years old in order to submit Your Entries.

1.3. You must be the creator of the Entries and you must have the right to submit them for the Fair. If someone else is submitting on your behalf (e.g. an agent or a gallery), they must have the right and authorisation from you to do so.

2. What Can Be Submitted?

2.1 You can submit Entries that fall under the categories of sculpture, painting, drawing, original print, photography, ceramic, mixed media, installation, video art and/or moving image, digital art (including physical work which is computer generated, e.g. digital prints). This is regardless of the medium of the Entry. If You submit Entries but are unsure if the medium is accepted for review, if it falls under one of the categories above, Your Entry will be accepted for review.

2.2 The Entry must be 120 x 120 cm maximum if two-dimensional (including frame where applicable and projected images, video, and digital art installations). If Your Entry is three-dimensional, its size must be 80 x 80 x 80 cm maximum.

2.2.1 Two-dimensional work must be framed.

2.3. You will not be able to change Your Entries once you have finally submitted your application for the Fair. Your submission is final.

2.4. You can submit a maximum of ten Entries (minimum 1).

2.5. All Entries must be original work that has been made within three years from the date of the submission deadline (please refer to the Gallery’s “important dates” page for more information).

2.6. You must ensure that the Entries You submit for the Fair will conform to all applicable health and safety standards and regulations. You agree to indemnify the Gallery for any potential cost, damage, loss, or expense which may result or arises from a breach of such standards and regulations.

2.6.2. Therefore, You must ensure that Your Entries are in conditions to withstand handling and display during the Exhibitions.

3. Submission and Price

3.1. The Fee to submit Your Entries (the “Fee”) for the Fair vary depending on the number of Entries You wish to Submit. Submission fees can be found on the “Submit Your Artwork” page and are exclusive of VAT.

3.2. You can submit Your Entries for the Fair online, using the Gallery’s Online Submission portal (available in the “Submit Your Artwork” section on the Gallery’s website).

3.3. Alternatively, You can submit your Entries using the application form to be submitted by email and available in the “Submit Your Artwork” page. This must be emailed to and no printed copies will be accepted for review. The form also contains information on how to pay the Fee without using the Online Submission Portal.

3.4. The Fee is non-refundable. You will not be refunded the Fee if you later decide to withdraw your application for the Fair. This is because the Fee is used to process your application appropriately.

3.5. the Gallery does not store or retain information about Your Payment details regardless of the payment method.

3.6. Entries submitted without paying the Fee will not be accepted or considered for the Fair.

4. What Photographs Are Accepted When Submitting an Entry

4.1 It is now a requirement that You upload an image of the work when registering for the Fair online or if using the form.

4.2 It is compulsory that You upload one image of the entire work (including all the parts of a diptych or triptych). Please note that the first round of judging is completed digitally. It is therefore important that the photographs uploaded are of a high quality and as clear as possible.

4.3. Photographs must be 2M in size maximum and must be Jpegs. No other format will be accepted.

5. Selection Process and Final Judging

5.1. The Gallery will shortlist a selection of Artists (the total number of selected artists may very during each fair, the number of artists selected by the gallery is solely at the discrection of the Gallery) to exhibit at the Gallery’s location in London. Your submission must be completed in its entirety entering all the required information in the Online Application Form or offline submission form. Failure to do so will mean that Your Entries will not be admitted and will be withdrawn from the selection process.

5.2. You will not receive a refund for submitting Your Entries if You are not shortlisted.

5.3. The Gallery may shortlist fewer Entries than the number submitted during the application process.

5.5. The Gallery may accept or decline any Entry submitted for the Fair at any time and at its own discretion. The Gallery’s decision is final.

5.5.1 The Gallery reserves the right to withdraw admission to the Fair, at any time, if any for any reason the Entries, or any circumstances surrounding the display of such Entries, expose or appear to expose the Gallery to potential or actual damage to its reputation, risk of legal proceeding or enforcement including, without limitation, the alleged breach of third party intellectual property rights.

5.5. A breakdown of all important dates about announcements and judging rounds is available on the Gallery’s website on the dedicated “important dates” section. All curatorial matters of display and arrangements of the Entries are at the full discretion of the Gallery.

5.6. Curatorial matters (including the selection of the artworks that will be exhibited from the list that has been submitted and the form or/and type of display) are left entirely at the discretion of the Gallery.

6. Sale 

6.1. All work submitted must be available for sale.

6.2. The Artist's Prices (the “Artist Price”), which You will have to specify during the application process, are the final prices which will be paid to You in case of a sale of an Entry and they should be carefully considered.

6.3. Entries that are not for sale cannot be entered into the Fair’s application process. If Your Entry has been shortlisted or selected for the exhibition, it will be offered for sale for a period of time until the end of the Exhibition(s) and through different channels including the Gallery’s website and on-site.

6.3.1. You accept that all work submitted will be available for sale in the exhibition(s) and on the Gallery’s website until the end of the Fair, when You will be required to collect the unsold Entries.

6.4. The sale of an Entry during the period of the Exhibition(s) will be subject to a 30% commission (the “Commission”) from the final retail price (charged on VAT exclusive price) to the Gallery. The Gallery will add the Commission on the Artist’s Price provided by You during the application process.

6.4.1. If you are VAT registered, you must include any tax required in the Artist’s Price when submitting Your Entries.

6.4.2 The Gallery will pay You within 30 working days following the sale of an artwork and all arrangements for this shall be made in writing.

6.4.3 The Gallery shall not be liable, under any circumstances for any tax You may be due to pay following the sale of an Entry either to the government of the United Kingdom or any other country from which the sold Entries have been invoiced.

7. Delivery (Including collection) & Insurance

7.1. Entries must be delivered to the Gallery only if they have been shortlisted in the first round of selection. We will notify You about dates for when the Entries shall be delivered and will authorise you with instructions to do so.

7.2. Entries must be unpacked before they are handed over to the Gallery’s team, especially if delicate and fragile.

7.2.1 We accept deliveries from the majority of third-party commercial couriers. Please note that the Entries must be packed adequately.

7.3. The Gallery cannot organise transportation and any expense associated with transportation will not be borne by the Gallery. This applies to all deliveries including those to and/or from any of the Partners’ galleries as well as to and from the Gallery.

7.4. The Gallery will not be liable for any loss or damage to any Entries physically transported at any point during the Fair, caused either in transit to and from the Exhibition(s), or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking.

7.5. The Gallery will be unable to store any packing material, this includes, but is not limited to crates.

7.6. You are not required to deliver plinths, display items or similar items. The Gallery will arrange the exhibits according to the decisions of its own curatorial team and use its own display items.

7.7. The Gallery will not provide insurance cover during the period of the Fair and cannot be liable for any loss or damage to the Entries.

7.7.1 If loss or damage arises or is the direct result of the Gallery’s negligence or mishandling of the work, only while in the premises of the Gallery, sufficient insurance cover will be provided and shall not exceed: The Artist’s Price as submitted during the application process which shall exclude any delivery or packaging costs. The amount established by an independent, expert evaluator appointed by the Gallery in case of a dispute over the value of the work which shall exclude any delivery or packaging costs.

7.8. Before the end of the Exhibition(s), You will be informed about when the Entries must be collected. The Gallery will email You a Collection Form which You must Sign and provide to the Gallery (either by post or email using a scanned version).

7.9. If You cannot collect the Entries within the date established by the Gallery, You will be charged a daily £5 to cover third parties’ storage facilities. Your work will not be released until storage fees for late collections are settled.

7.10. If after 90 days from the date established by the Gallery for the Collection of the Entries, You have not collected your them, the Gallery reserves the right to sell them or destroy/dispose of them at any time.

7.11. If you are delivering framed two-dimensional artworks, You must ensure that the corners are protected with soft padding to avoid damage.

7.11.1 Please do not install D-rings, protrusions, or hanging fixtures as they may damage the Entries during transport. You can tape them on the back of the frame and they will be installed by the Gallery’s team.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

8.1. You must be the owner of the Entries and must confirm that the pieces submitted are of Your own origination. You must hold all moral and intellectual property rights for all the Entries submitted for the Fair. If the work is not of Your own origination, You must present the Gallery with the authorisation to exhibit the Entries on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights.

8.2. By submitting Your Entries for the Fair, you agree that the Gallery or any other third party permitted by the gallery can:

8.2.1. Copy or reproduce the Entry(ies) by taking images, shots or videos of parts or of the whole Entry(ies) for archival, marketing, promotional, and educational use.

8.2.2. Use of material as in 8.2.1 includes, but is not limited to, the right to be broadcasted and/or reproduced on the Gallery’s (or Partners’) website, catalogues, exhibition posters, prints, and marketing material (both printed and digital).

8.3. Consent with regards to clause 8.1. and 8.2. is irrevocable and shall be withstanding in perpetuity and on worldwide basis, including after the period of the Fair.

8.4. Please note that members of the public may take photographs of Your Entries. This will be allowed by the Gallery only if taken for personal, educational, and non-commercial use. The Gallery shall not be liable if images are content is used otherwise by the public.

  1. Liability

9.1. The Gallery and/or their agents undertake no responsibility whatsoever for any loss of or any damage to artworks entrusted to them. Whether this is an arising from a fire, default, error, neglect, theft by carriers, packers or other persons and whether in their own employment or not. All goods are at the artist owner’s risk and the Gallery and/or their agents exclude all liability to the maximum extent permitted by law. You are recommended to cover your work with insurance at all times.

9.2. The Gallery shall not be liable to You for any loss of business, profits, damage to reputation, or loss/damage of whatever nature occurring or arising out of or in connection with the Fair.

9.3. Subject to clause 7.7.1., the Gallery shall not be liable for any damage or loss to Entries (including frames) through the ordinary course of handling the Entries.

9.4 The Gallery shall not be liable for the value of Your entries as stated in Your application form.

  1. Access to Online Website

10.1 The Gallery’s website usually operates in a 24 hours a day service. The Gallery shall not be liable if the website is unavailable in part or whole at any time (including 48 hours prior to the submission deadline). Access to the website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance, repair, or for reasons beyond the Gallery’s control.

  1. Modification of Terms and Conditions

11.1. Sunny Art Centre may amend the terms and conditions of the London Pop Up Art Fair (for both submitting the artworks and participating in the Fair for shortlisted artists) at any time by reasonable notice, including without limitation by posting revised terms on its website at the URL | |, which amended terms and conditions shall be binding upon you.

11.2. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law. Therefore, any dispute shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

11.3. These rules are binding upon You from the moment You will submit Your Entries.

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