Calling all Printmakers ~
Applications for Printfest 2024 are now OPEN!

Would you like to be part of the 21st Printfest event? The application process is now OPEN to all printmakers. We recommend that you have a read through the Information for artists first as that can answer some of your questions. Once you’ve done that get your documents and information ready, then open up the Application page and read through How to Apply.

Printfest 2024 takes place on the early May Bank Holiday:

Opening Talk;
Thursday, 2nd May, 5.30~8pm

Printfest Preview;
Friday, 3rd May, 6.30~9pm 

Main Exhibition;
Saturday, 4th May, 10~5pm

Sunday, 5th May, 10~4pm

2024 will be the 21st Printfest event!

Printfest is a printmaking festival that has been quoted as one of the most important print fairs in the national calendar. It is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints, it offers the public the opportunity to view and purchase quality affordable artworks direct from the artists and learn more about printmaking. It is a rare opportunity for the best of the UK’s printmakers to gather under one roof, share practice and learn from each other.

In 2023 over 2,000 visitors came to Printfest over the four days, with print sales of over £78,000. Printfest takes place on the early May Bank Holiday weekend at The Coro, where it has taken place since its inception. The Coro is set at the heart of the picturesque town of Ulverston, nestled between the breath-taking beauty of the Lake District fells and Morecambe Bay, The Coro is an historic arts, culture, and entertainment venue and the largest of its kind in South Lakeland.

Find out more about Printfest here.

Plans for Printfest 2024 have begun!

Applications are OPEN! ~ Plans are being made for workshops, Ulverston Fringe and Schools involvement! Follow Printfest Ulverston on Instagram

Printmaker of the Year 2024

Get ready to find out who will be the face of Printfest 2024. They will be coming to Ulverston on a short residency to take inspiration from the local people and environment in preparation for their commissioned work.

Friends of Printfest

Hello to all Friends of Printfest, we are enormously grateful for your support. As a Friend you help to keep the future of Printfest alive. Find out about that little bit of red-carpet treatment that comes your way as a Friend of Printfest 2024! Click the membership card to take you to the Friends page.

Official Printfest Photographer: Kate Kirkwood