Open Call | Top Dollar Affordable Art Sale

Modern Painters, New Decorators is looking for contemporary artists, designers and makers in the East Midlands to make art for sale at our event, ‘Top Dollar’.
Modern Painters, New Decorators is a new art project based in Loughborough, East Midlands. We are launching a monthly programme of art related activities including exhibitions, talks, events, markets and workshops for the creative community.

This is the first event by MPND. Top Dollar intends to support emerging artists and makers across the East Midlands through a one night sale, offering affordable art to the Loughborough community.

All art must be for sale for a maximum of £10, challenging artists to think about the cost of their materials and processes. We welcome submissions from all art forms including painting, illustration, printmaking, sculpture and more.

All sale money from Top Dollar goes to the artist. Selected sellers will need to ‘man’ their own stall or space to manage their sales on the night.

Applications will be judged by the MPND team. There is a small administration fee of £3.50 per artist to apply for the sale. Please pay via and add details on the application form. Applications will not be processed without this payment.

Please complete the online application in full, with 3 high res images of the kind of work you intend to sell at Top Dollar and a link to your website or online portfolio. Table sizes at the sale will vary and space will be allotted depending on submissions.

Please ensure you are available for 6pm-10pm for set up, the sale and set down before you apply.


Deadline 05/06/17 at 9am
Selected artists will be notified by 07/06/17
Event set up from 6pm on 23/06/17
Event opens 7pm – 10pm 23/06/17 @ Loc8 Me, 3 Ashby Square, Loughborough LE11 5AA

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Contact Name

David Scarborough, Meg Bonser

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Start Date

28th April 2017

Closing Date

5th June 2017