artpark fairy house festival

call for artists!


Artpark is accepting submissions from artists to participate in the 11th Annual Fairy House Festival at Artpark on June 12, 2021.

The Festival will be modified to include contact-free activities and will feature a walk-through tour of artist-created fairy houses, winding through the Artpark woods.

All activities are subject to New York State COVID-19 Guidelines requiring social distancing, use of PPEs and other safety measures enforced at the time of the event. Please note that all participants must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken at the latest 72 hours prior to reporting to the site.

This call is open to all artists working in North America. There is no fee to submit.

All Artists submissions will receive an honorarium of $200 upon installation. Addional funds can be raised by the artist, with web presence and support from Artpark Visual Arts Staff. Consultations made upon request.

May 31, 2021
Submit application & optional sketches to: [email protected]

Click here for the application form

We suggest using materials that feel referential to the idea of fairy.

Entries must be free-standing, and of sound, safe construction. Works may not exceed 10-feet in height. Installations must be maintenance-free for the duration of the exhibition, and deemed safe for public display. Artpark reserves the right to remove unsafe structures.

The theme of the build may be anything you wish. Sketches suggested, but not required.

Consider the idea of fairy and the notion that they are the guardians of the natural world. In building, be mindful of the human connection to nature and the environment. Wonder how to suggest the idea of sustaining a viable earth for future generations. Envision how fairies might feel.

Works may be installed on Saturday, June 12, 9AM-11AM. Special arrangements for larger works may be made upon request.

Please enter at South 4th Street. Report to the Information Table to your immediate left after passing through the toll booth.

The Festival will be held 12PM-4PM. Works may be de-installed at 4PM. Special arrangements may be made for larger works upon request and agreement.