If you’d like the opportunity to sell your work within our shop, just email our Visual Arts Coordinator, Kristin Bjornerud, with the following information:
- A selection of up to 10 images of your work, including details of materials and how they are made if appropriate
- The retail price of each item ( please see FAQ’s below for details of commission rates)
- Your name, location and contact details
- A paragraph about you and your work, including your website or blog address, if you have one
- The approximate lead time for your work
FAQ’s for sellers
What happens after I’ve made an application?
Once you have heard back to say that we would like to stock your work, we will follow up to confirm the details of the individual works to be sent. We will also give you further information on how, where and when to send your work, and discuss how and when you will be paid.
What if I don’t hear back from you after submitting my application?
At the moment we can only reply to successful applicants, we are continually evolving, so please don’t be disappointed if your work is not taken in the first instance. Although we will not be able to take on all work as we have limited space within the shop, we will continue to accept applications throughout the year.
Can I just bring my work in to show you?
Although we would welcome keen artists and designers to visit and show us their work, to give all artists and designers an equal chance to exhibit, we ask that everyone submits a standard application with the information detailed above. We will then get in touch once applications have been reviewed by our staff.
How much does it cost to sell my work with the Shop at the Old Fire Station?
Arts at the Old Fire Station currently, gives 55% of the retail price to the artist or designer and keeps 45% commission. When detailing the price of your work, please take this into consideration.
How long do you keep consignments for?
We will initially take products for three months, at this point we will review how items are selling, and after discussion with you we will return any items where necessary.
What kind of work do you sell?
The Shop at the Old Fire Station is a changing space, and we are very open to ideas! We will be looking to stock jewellery and accessories, prints and illustration, ceramics, zines, cards and notebooks, textiles and more. We are keen to support emerging artists, and will have a focus on artists from Oxfordshire and the South East, however we aim to work with other designers from across the UK so do get in touch if you are from outside of these boundaries and would like to exhibit in Oxford.
Where is the Old Fire Station?
The Old Fire Station is situated in a fantastic location in central Oxford, with entrances from both Gloucester Green market place, and George Street. We are very close to the bus station, and a 5 minute walk from the train station.
What will the Shop at the Old Fire Station provide?
You will have a space to showcase your work other alongside like-minded, high quality makers in Oxford’s brand new arts venue dedicated to the support of individual artists and designer makers.
We will promote our artists and designers through our website, blog and email-outs, including a regular features on individual designers, online and in store, bringing your products to the attention of our existing and ever expanding customer base.
We’re passionate about supporting independent designers and we make sure that we know about each seller so that we can inform our customers about your work.
We will ensure the security of your works within our shop floor displays and cabinets, or in our locked stock room.
We will pay you promptly and keep you updated on your sales.