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Terms & Conditions

The Terms and Conditions for exhibiting with Fronteer are as follows: 


Fronteer take no responsibility for the condition of safety of your work, either during handling or in exhibition. Exhibitions are entered into on the understanding that artists should take out their own insurance if required. Please ensure that your work is packed well, even if hand delivered, to ensure it's safety when being transported and handled.



Please take the time to carefully read what we are asking for when applying for an exhibition opportunity. Fronteer will reject applications that do not fit with the specifications outlined in the open call. Visit our advice page for tips on how to apply.


If you have been selected to take part in an exhibition, please pay all fees by the date required. Please follow instructions for references to use for payment. If we cannot identify who payment has come from then it will not be counted and may lead to you not being included in the exhibition. Submission fees are non-refundable. If you drop out of an exhibition for any reason, or your work is rejected for breaking any of the rules laid out in the application process then your submission fee will not be refunded. Payment in person is only available on specific dates which, if applicable, will be given in your acceptance email.


By agreeing to take part in one of our exhibitions, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined here and more specifically, in the document sent out to you via email.


It is your responsibility to ensure that the work delivered to us is the same work submitted in your application. All dimensions, materials and safety precautions must be the same as those outlined in your application. Any work deemed to be unsafe may not be included in the exhibition.


Work should be ready to hang. Please ensure that you have the correct mirror plates, pictures wires, or other hanging equipment attached and ready for your work to be hung. Check that they are suitable and will hold your work in place for the duration of the exhibition. Do consider this carefully before sending. Blue tack or poor-quality sticking strips will not be suitable. In extreme cases, any work which may be dangerous to the public may be rejected. Please be aware that we may decide to use our own method of hanging (most typically mirror plates) if your hanging attachments are unsuitable or damaged. This will mean that attachments, such as screws, may be used on your frame or work.



You must stick to the strict dates given for delivery of work. We can only guarantee that you will have access to the building on the dates given for drop off in person in the email sent to you confirming your acceptance to the exhibition. Please check all dates carefully. Work not delivered on time may be rejected. Make sure your name is written on the outside of the package somewhere when sending work.

Even work delivered in person should be wrapped for protection, as works may be stacked up after being delivered. It is your responsibility to ensure that your work is suitably protected.


When returning work after an exhibition, artists have two months to make return arrangements unless otherwise stated. You can also arrange for your work to returned by post.

Fronteer will provide a price for the handling, postage, packaging and handling of your work to be returned to you by Royal Mail if required, or you may make your own arrangements for the return of you work by working with Fronteer to arrange a convenient time and date.

We can give you a quote for postage, packaging and handling which will include standard postage at the lowest price. If you wish to have your work send by another method (e.g. recorded delivery) we can also give you a quote for that. We will post your work once the payment has cleared.

Here is an example of the charges paid for a small 2nd class, Royal Mail parcel

Royal Mail 2nd Class Small Parcel = £3

Packaging and handling fee = £2

Total = £5

If you would like your work to be collected by courier, please contact us to arrange a date, and make all arrangements and payments with the courier service yourself.


We do not have the facilities to store work after an exhibition. It may take up to two months for all works to be returned, due to the amount of work involved. Any work which has not had arrangements made for collection or postage after two months will be disposed of, or if further arrangements are made, the artist may be charged a weekly fee of £5 for every additional week the work has to be kept for beyond date. This will mean that, as well as paying return postage costs, the artist will need to cover the storage fees accrued before work can be returned. Weekly fees will be added every Sunday following the first two months after the exhibition


Work can be offered for sale at the exhibition if you wish. We charge 5% commission, which is the cost of our bank fees. Money from sales will be paid to the artist by Paypal or Bank Transfer in pounds sterling, minus the 5% commission. If the buyer would like the work to be posted to them this may be at the artists own cost (the same method as the return of artwork to the artist after the exhibition will apply to posting artwork to a buyer), and we will pass on your contact details to the buyer should they wish to communicate with you further following the sale.


Please provide us with whatever contact details you would like us to pass on to buyers. We recommend a telephone number and email address.


If you come to an arrangement with a buyer yourself, please let us know so that we can mark work as sold. 

If work is sold it must remain in the exhibition for its duration and will be marked as sold.

The same rules apply for the collection of work for a buyer as they do for an artist (see Collecting Work section). If there are any issues with this following the sale of work, please contact us to see how we can help.


If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, please ask. You can email us at

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