Want to learn how to showcase your work commercially (and hopefully make a few sales while you’re studying!) but don’t know where to start - apply to Made in Arts London!
What is Made in Arts London?
Made in Arts London is a not-for-profit enterprise run by the Arts SU’s Arts Programme team. Originally initiated by UAL alumni, Kate Rintoul, and the then Students' Union Sabbatical Officer, Robyn Minogue, Made in Arts London was launched in 2011, sparking a longstanding opportunity for students by students.
Our main aim is to support emerging creatives to sustain their practice outside and beyond university. We offer UAL students the opportunity to learn how to sell your work online and at a variety of external events. We do this through our online shop and partnerships with a variety of creative organisations such as TM Lighting, Affordable Art Fair: Hampstead, Free Range, Cass Art and Metro Imaging to name a few. Alongside the sale and exhibiting of work, we also provide free workshops, networking activities and one-to-one advice open to all UAL students and recent graduates through our events programme.
Apply to be represented by Made in Arts London for two years. You and your work will be launched in our annual collection in 2022 and you will be invited to take part in exclusive events, workshops and exhibitions throughout the year.
How to apply:
This opportunity is open to all current students (at time of deadline, which is Thursday 31st March 2022), and we encourage UAL artists, designers and makers from any level of study, discipline or college to apply.
Remember you are applying to sell your work on an e-commerce platform. We suggest that you browse the current collections on Made in Arts London. Cohesive collections generally look the most effective, and are often more enticing for our customers and help them to understand you as a creative. Therefore, consider whether the work(s) you are submitting work together as an engaging collection.
Every submission is considered by a panel of external industry experts and feedback is provided regardless of whether you are selected for Made in Arts London's latest collection or not. This is a great way to receive individual, constructive feedback on your work from industry professionals.
The panel will meet within a month of the deadline and you will receive feedback no more than two weeks after the panel have met, whether or not you have been successfully selected.
If you are successfully selected to be a Made in Arts London artist, you will be asked to attend a mandatory induction session.
The application deadline is Thursday 31st March 2022. But please note, we will be closing this opportunity once we reach 150 applications.