Join the Real Ideas Pop-up Print Shop, open for all local, national and international artists and makers to submit and sell work during the Print in Action Festival! The festival runs from the 21st-23rd October 2022 at Ocean Studios, a busy vibrant hub for Plymouths creatives, and aims to celebrate the talent of print makers from Plymouth and beyond.

You might be a print newbie, an established artist or student, this is a chance for you to sell your work, learn about other printmakers, processes and get inspired! 

Submissions Fees:

  • Real Ideas Members:  £25*
  • Non Real Ideas Members: £30

Submission Criteria:

  • All submissions will be included within the browsers 
  • Maximum of 6 pieces per artist.
  • Real Ideas will not take any commission on artwork sold.
  • We accept all size prints for browsers
  • Artwork must be original and demonstrate a handmade, hands on approach to printmaking, we will not accept any prints which are digital or automated
  • Wherever you may be in the world – we would like to include your prints!
  • We recommend using A-N Artist insurance which can cover liability for your stall and products > a-n.co.uk/register-artist 
  • We do not accept refunds for submissions

* Real Ideas Members fee is for Connect, All In or Dedicated Membership.

Why do we charge a submission fee?

Real Ideas is a social enterprise and any submission fees directly support the running of the festival. 

We have made the decision to charge a standard submission fee as outlined above to allow us to remove any commission charges on artwork sold during the festival, this means any profit on artwork sold goes directly back to the artist.

Submissions Fees also allow us to be able to run other elements of the Festival including, administration, curation and supporting experiences and activity over the weekend. 

Whilst Submission Fees as well as ticket sales for the event do provide some financial support for the festival, we do not solely rely on this to deliver a successful event. Print in Action is partly funded by Arts Council England, this funding is received by Real Ideas to support the day to day running of Ocean Studios and the events run within the space including but not limited to Print in Action.

The deadline for all exhibition submissions is 18th September 2022, if you have any questions or would like an informal discussion please contact: [email protected]

We aim to be as inclusive as possible in our work but recognise we’re on a journey. We also recognise the creative sector is biased towards those who are white, cisgender and non-disabled. Our programme will be stronger with greater diversity and we welcome applications from those who bring difference. 

For more information about how Real Ideas saves and uses your data please visit our website: www.realideas.org

Apply now!

If you’re not a member of Real Ideas please apply via the following form:

Non-member application form

For current Real Ideas members, please use the form below to apply. Please make sure you have your membership number to hand, this can be found in the members area.

Member application form

Best of luck