Call for Entries 2024

The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all, showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom.

Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire’s only open access artist studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We strive to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history. We also host and organise the International Print Exchange.

We are celebrating our seventh Derby Print Open in 2024! This year we invite printmakers to submit framed and unframed work to be showcased in a physical and virtual exhibition throughout June!

 

Applications deadline: 31st March 2024
Applications will be shortlisted and all printmakers notified by 6th April.

Submission Form

Framed Print Submissions

We invite printmakers to submit up to five (5) original framed prints per entrant (smaller than A2 in size). Upon selection, printmakers will be invited to include up to two (2) additional unframed prints from the same edition (where possible).

£30* per entrant
*£25 Members of Green Door Printmaking Studio

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How it works

Applications are open to all and there is no assigned theme.

Printmakers are invited to complete an online submission form before the deadline, and (subject to available space) each entrant will be guaranteed at least one of their submitted works being exhibited, provided all other guidelines are adhered to.

Submission fee (£30 / £25 GD Members) for up to five (5) framed prints. All fees are non-refundable and offset costs incurred for administration, installation and promotional literature for the Derby Print Open. All works are subject to a 30% commission fee if sold. NFS works are accepted.

The physical and virtual exhibition(s) will take place throughout June, spanning multiple venues.

Important Dates

February 1st
Call for entries open

February - March
Applications accepted online

March 31st
Deadline for applications

April
Applications will be shortlisted and all printmakers notified by 6th April. Work should be delivered to studio between 15th - 21st April

May 5th
Deadline to approve catalogue pages

June
Exhibition showing 1st - 30th June

July
Unsold work to be collected from the studio between 8th - 14th July

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