Contents May Vary Art Car Boot Fair – Manchester, 4 July 2009 (deadline for submissions 15 June 2009)

Calling all artists and artist-led groups, projects, galleries and publishers from across Europe and the UK.

Contents May Vary are hosting Manchester’s very first Art Car Boot Sale on Saturday 4th of July 2009 and are looking for 50-70 artists, artist-led groups, projects, galleries and publishers to participate. The event will take place in a city centre location and will be coinciding with the Manchester International Festival.

CONTENTS MAY VARY ART CAR BOOT FAIR is the grass roots answer to hugely commercial art fairs allowing independent and non-commercial practitioners to explore ideas of value, exchange and independence.

Although the event is following the concept of a traditional car boot ‘sale’ – selling is not compulsory and proposals should fully outline the exhibition aspect, responding to the physical, social, economical, geographical and/or literal situation. Participants will be provided with an average car parking space to park and install.

Price: £10 per 5.5m x 2.4m pitch for the day.

There is no fee to apply and there is a selection process.
You will only be informed if your application is successful at which point your £10 pitch fee will be requested.

Participants will be responsible for transportation and installation.
No technical support can be provided.
No mains electricity available.
No commissions will be taken.

For a 5.5m x 2.4m pitch at the CONTENTS MAY VARY ART CAR BOOT FAIR:
Send a 500 word maximum proposal with supporting images and web links to: c-m-v[at]

Deadline: 15th June 2009

About Contents May Vary:
Contents May Vary is co-directed by Alice Bradshaw, Liz Murphy and Richard Shields. We show collectively as well as individually and also organise large scale exhibitions inviting other artists to participate. We find new and challenging ways to exhibit with particular focus on site-responsivity to non-conventional and everyday spaces. Additionally, we run an independent free-of-charge publication with international distribution.