Disabled artist and founder of the E.I.I.Festival, PoL Steele is delighted to announce that the E.I.I.Festival 2002 will be acting as the opening celebration of what is already being hailed as one of the most imaginative combined charity and community art projects to occur within Scotland since the Millennium.
New Dalry house is a major new community arts resource centre which will be opening in Edinburgh this August. Owned by managed by two of Scotland's most renowned charities for the elderly... Age Concern Edinburgh and Edinburgh & Leith Age Concern.. Events within New Dalry House are overseen by a management team and advisory committee comprising of both Charities, local community arts groups, major Scottish business interests and representatives from both the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Council.
Working closely with the management of the centre the E.I.I.Festival will be using New Dalry House not only as a hub for our online activities in August and September... We will also be staging a series of combined arts events within Dalry House both during the Edinburgh festival season and throughout the year which are intended to raise funds for enhancing the facilities the centre is able to offer to the local community.
As a minimum of 70% of all funds raised by this year's E.I.I.Festival will go directly to the financing the continuation of the centre beyond the festival season... Each participant in the real world event and each person purchasing merchandise or attending our exhibitions, concerts and other events will be making a major contribution to the community arts resources available to the people of Edinburgh.
Participation & Exhibition Fees.
No fee will be due directly to the E.I.I.Festival. However, those exhibiting their work or staging performances will be asked to provide a donation directly to New Dalry House from which the festival receives a small commission.
Venue Exhibition Costs & Sales Commission
Exhibition Dates: 18th August - 14th September
Closing Date For Exhibition Entry 6th September (allows full 7 days viewing).
Artwork Delivery & Hanging from 12th August (Evening deliveries by arrangement).
There is an administration fee of £20 for hanging each picture or for five or more (Up to fifteen) there is a flat rate charge of £100. Sales commission on all original artwork (and one off items) is 30%. Artists will be responsible for insuring their artwork in transit and all postal charges for both delivery and return. Individuals with their own exhibition Insurance arrangements should provide the details with their artwork.
Artwork can be received at the exhibition between the 12th August and the 6th September. However, despite the size of the venue places are filling rapidly and advance booking is strongly advised for later delivery of artwork. On behalf of artists requiring to have their work framed for the exhibition we will obtain quotations from a range of Edinburgh's finest framing services. However, the artist will be responsible for the costs of framing their own work.
The venue sales room is open to all merchandise such as craftware, books, CD's, videos, photographic and artistic prints. All merchandise will carry a standard 10% retail sales commission. Those wishing their merchandise returned directly after the festival (rather than stored for the Gathering Winter Festival) will be responsible for the return postage and insurance costs.