Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021 – Applications

Friday 26th March – Sunday 28th March

The Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021 will bring together publishers, artists and designers to showcase some of the world’s best art and design publications with a newly distributed form of online platforms, and events at NGV, around Melbourne and for the first time in regional Victoria.

The annual event (since 2015) provides vital links with international fairs in New York, London, Tokyo and Paris, the Melbourne Art Book Fair celebrates Melbourne’s status as one of only eleven UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world.

Expressions of interest are now open to participate in the 2021 Fair.
Applications close Fri 4 Dec, midnight.


    Applicant details


    What are you interested in applying for?

    Please select at least one of the following:
    PUBLISHER or EVENTS & PROGRAMMING.

    Online component of the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021 with an opportunity to be involved in a virtual publisher hub involving access to websites, articles and online stores.

    Opportunity to be involved in the Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021 distributed program in venues across Melbourne with either a book launch, proposed event or speaker interest.
    This program is an opportunity to launch a publication relating to Art & Design. Flexibility to be placed within various locations around Melbourne is required. The 30 minute program involves a 20 minute book launch followed by a 10 minute audience Q&A. This book launch may be in the form of a panel discussion, in-conversation or presentation.

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    Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to propose a program within a venue of choice in Melbourne. This event is curated and organised independently, with the support of NGV as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair 2021. This event may be in the form of a panel discussion, in-conversation, film screening or other propositions encouraged.

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    Interested and available to speak at a potential program or event. Speaker contact details will be passed onto program curators.

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    Please note, expressions of interest are accessed on the quality of the idea; relevance to the themes and objectives of Melbourne Art Book Fair and Melbourne Design Week; and capability of the applicant to successfully participate.