Call to Artists and Designers


Fashion Week Durham: The Art and Soul of Fashion  

September 9-15, 2019

The Carrack presents a week of events examining the art we wear.

Join local artists, designers and community to celebrate the creativity of how we adorn ourselves, and explore the ways fashion intersects with cultural identity, economics, society and the environment. Programming will include fashion shows, a marketplace, speakers, panel discussion, workshops, art installation, and performance.

  • We are seeking applications from…
    • Artists and designers creating innovative wearable pieces including clothing, accessories and adornments. We are looking for your most exciting and experimental work!
    • Workshop Facilitators and Presenters on topics related to apparel and its impact on society, including but not limited to topics like culture, identity, and sustainability.

Artists/Designers will have the opportunity to participate in one of two fashion shows and make items available for sale in our Marketplace for select hours during the week. A zero-commission gallery, The Carrack collects no commission or fees from artists and designers participating in the event.

CLICK HERE to access our online application form.
Application deadline is May 31, 2019

As always, The Carrack is an artist-centered, volunteer-run, zero-commission art space in Durham, North Carolina supported by community donations. Artists are given complete creative control of their exhibition or event and are expected to undertake all aspects of the professional presentation of their work. Artists have the option to price and sell their work as they see fit during their exhibition.

We especially welcome those who are:

  • emerging and seeking inaugural exhibition space
  • experimenting or pushing the boundaries of their own art practice
  • belonging to a historically marginalized or non-dominant cultural group
  • producing work that critically engages current issues
  • creating temporal and/or site-specific work
  • working in collaboration with other artists and/or the community

Friday – Sunday
12 – 3pm
+ see our calendar for related events

The Carrack is closed. Information for archival purposes only.

Call to Artists