Independents Liverpool Biennial now Open for Registration

Regional, national and international artists are invited to register for the 2014 Independents Liverpool Biennial.

The Independents programme is one of the largest contemporary visual arts events in the UK, and runs in parallel with the Liverpool Biennial, running from July 5 to October 26.

With the festival running earlier in the year than previous Biennials and for a longer period of time, any individual, group or venue who would like to be part of it can sign up now via the Independents website.

A non-curated event that is open to all, the Independents showcases the work of new and established local and international artists in spaces across the city. Artists from across the world who cannot make it to Liverpool have the option of presenting their work virtually on the festival’s online gallery. More than 100 artists and venues were involved in the 2012 event.

The Independents acts as fringe event to the Biennial and works to promote all exhibitions happening in the Merseyside area both via the official Independents website and a free printed brochure distributed throughout the city.

Simon Yorke, artist and chair of Independents Liverpool Biennial, said: “The Independents has always run alongside the Biennial as a complementary offering, allowing artists from the city – and increasingly from around the world – to showcase their work during what becomes, with our involvement as its fringe, the biggest visual arts event in the UK.

“We are encouraging artists who might not be aware that the festival is running earlier than usual this time to get involved and make sure they do not miss out on the opportunity to get involved.”

The deadline for registration is June 1, to enable registered artists and exhibitions to feature in the Independents Biennial printed brochure.

The cost, which remains the same as it was for the 2012 festival, is £25 for artists, £150 for venues, and £100 for organisations.

For more information, and to register, visit