Open Call: LADA Festive Fair 2019

LADA Festive Fair

Art, gifts, tasty things
Sunday 8 December 2019

Call for proposals to run Festive Fair stalls – application deadline 12 noon, Monday 30 September 2019 - applications are now closed

As part of LADA’s developments at our new base at The Garrett Centre in Bethnal Green, we held our first ever Festive Fair in December 2018 with 15 stalls run by artists and social action groups. Michael Smythe of NOMAD Project described it as “a brilliant gathering of curious and exceptional people!”

It was such a success that we are planning to do it again and are inviting artists, groups and organisations to propose stalls that they would like to run at the Fair.


Stalls will sell (or give away/promote) items with a focus on

  • affordable ‘artworks’ by artists, especially related to Live Art, and especially local artists
  • materials produced by, or promoting initiatives by, local community, social action, and/or activist organisations
  • individuals and groups selling materials produced by or promoting initiatives around ideas of neighbours/neighbourhoods, including local food stuffs and other tasty things

There are no costs for running a stall and all proceeds will be kept by stallholders. However, we do encourage stall holders to make a donation from any proceeds towards a chosen cause, if appropriate.

LADA will provide the stall tables (each stall will work within the dimensions of either 120cm x 60cm OR 240 cm x 120 cm but can do what they like within their space).

There will be 12 to 15 stalls in total. Some by invitation and some selected from this open call for proposals.

Stallholders will be responsible for setting up, staffing and managing all sales for their stalls.

The Fair will run from noon to 6pm on the 8th December. Stallholders will be able to set up from 10am

If you are interested in you or your organisation running a stall at LADA’s Festive Fair please complete this simple application form by 12 noon, Monday 30 September.

We will let you know if we are able to offer you a stall by mid October.