Submissions will be assessed for suitability; not all applications will be selected to feature.
The National Gallery of Victoria is seeking applications from publishers, artists, designers, writers, curators and organisations to have their publications featured as part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair.
Applications are welcome from applicants whose publishing practice centres around art, design, architecture and contemporary culture.
The Melbourne Art Book Fair offers a unique platform that brings together a diverse range of art publishers, artists and designers to Melbourne. The Fair, an annual event for art publishers worldwide, 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.
The NGV, through the Melbourne Art Book Fair, will provide successful participants with:
Application process and criteria
To apply to be part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair, applicants must:
Note: Applications will not be accepted in any other format.
Conditions of entry
The Melbourne Art Book Fair selection panel assesses applicants on the basis of their online application only. No other material may be submitted. It is essential that you complete this form with a high-level of detail, in order to accurately represent your practice.
The selection of participants to be featured in The Melbourne Art Book Fair by the NGV is final, and no correspondence shall be entered into regarding the selection process.
The Melbourne Art Book Fair reserves the right to refuse applications, including
(but not limited to)
If you are accepted to be featured as part of the Melbourne Art Book Fair, you will be required to:
The NGV will be in contact with you regarding any proposed book launches or programs following December 2019.
Deadlines and fees
If your application is accepted, the NGV will send you a Participation Agreement that includes a stallholder fee as set out below:
Full stand $150 +GST
Half stand $90 +GST
Half stand $180 +GST
Full stand $330 +GST
Double stand $660 +GST
All fees must be received within 30 days of the Participation Agreement being issued. Some participants may be eligible for an exception to the payment. Please contact the Fair.
13 September 2019
11 November 2019
Deadline for applications (no later than 5pm).
02 December 2019
Successful applicants notified and issued a Participation Agreement.
20 December 2019
Successful applications will submit copy and image/s for printed and online promotion.
12 March 2020
Bump-in as directed by the Fair.
Note stalls to be fully set up and stall holders present no later than 5pm.
13, 14,15 March 2020
Melbourne Art Book Fair open to public, 10am-5pm. Note stall holders are expected to be at the Fair 9.30am for set-up. Stall holders to bump out all remaining stock and items following 5pm Fair close.
The information contained in these terms and conditions has been prepared solely to assist
you in evaluating the benefits of applying to participate in the 2018 Melbourne Art Book Fair.