Call for artists to be part of New Mills Festival's Art Trail

Visual artists of all backgrounds are being invited to submit work as part of the Art Trail during this year's New Mills Festival. 

The Art Trail has become a familiar and popular part of the town's annual festival - which will take place between 10 and 26 September. 

Organisers have announced that submissions are now open to artists wishing to take part in the two-week trail and will close at midnight on 11 June.

The Art Trail committee is also looking for proposals from visual artists for commissioned work which fit the themes of the festival's Home Farm project. 

Art Trail director Alison Vasey said: "Thanks to funding received from the National Lottery Community Fund through the Transition Network, we’re delighted to be able to commission artists for the trail this year.

"We’re looking for inspiring and thought provoking work which will be the centrepiece of the Trail. We’re pleased to be welcoming back Jimmy Cauty, whose latest installation ‘Estate’ will be part of this year’s festival." 

New Mills becomes a gallery during the Art Trail, with more than 70 local businesses hosting artists' work in their windows and premises each year.

It's always a special time in the town's calendar, attracting artists locally, from across the country and even abroad. 

There are several options for artists to take part, which range from a space in a shop window to larger group exhibitions.

The theme for this year's festival is 'Home' and while it's not a requirement to enter the Art Trail, proposals which tie in with this topic will be welcomed by organisers. 

To find out more including how to enter, visit www.newmillsfestival.co.uk or follow @NMFestivalArts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

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