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Illustration of a small child standing in a gallery
Illustration of a small child standing in a gallery
Image by Gracie Dahl

Find out more about getting into exhibitions, trade shows, finding stockist and pricing your work.

Exhibitions, trade shows and events are a great way to get your name out there and promote your business. As well as selling your work and getting commissions, they can be excellent networking opportunities. It's also useful for getting first-hand feedback on your products and prices.

Careers and Employability can help UAL students and graduates through:

Also, our programme of free events will help you to turn your business ideas into a reality.

Get involved

  • Photo of the inside of UAL's shop.
    not just a shop. Photo by Damian Griffiths.

    not just a shop

    If you're a student or graduate from UAL you can apply to sell your work in not just a shop through our open calls.

  • An illustration of a person holding pots
    Andreea Stan,

    Made in Arts London  

    Apply for the chance to showcase and sell your work to retailers at Top Drawer On Demand trade show.

  • Photo of designer Michelle Njeri Small talking to buyers
    Photo of designer Michelle Njeri Small talking to buyers at Top Drawer 2019.

    Top Drawer

    Get advice on pricing, invoicing and selling your work as a designer, maker or artist.

  • An illustration of a person and a cat celebrating making money
    Giada Maestra,

    Current competitions

    We run competitions throughout the year to provide students with opportunities to sell and showcase their work in not just a shop.

  • Exhibition space with white ceramic cups on display.
    Photo by Damian Griffiths

    Exhibitions and trade shows

    Read our advice on how to get the most from selling and showcasing your work at exhibitions and trade shows.

  • Illustration of a person surfing on a credit card.
    Money by Gabriele Lorusso

    Pricing guide (PDF 435KB)

    Made in Arts London is the Students' Union's selling platform. Current students from all UAL colleges can submit work to be considered for sale.

  • Trade show stand of illustrator Abigail Burch
    Abigail Burch's stand at Pulse 2018. Photo by Damian Griffiths

    How to get paid

    Get useful advice on starting and growing a freelance practice or business.

  • Illustration of a person working on a computer and creating art a the same time.
    Image by Gracie Dahl

    How to be self-employed

    Here you will find information about the legal structures you can use, how to pay tax, budgeting your money and finding a workspace.

What's on

  • Grads: career one-to-ones

    Grads: career one-to-ones

    Book a 20 minute appointment to discuss your next steps in your professional practice

  • Student Career One-to-Ones

    Student Career One-to-Ones

    Join us to explore how we can support you to make a living doing what you love.

  • CV clarity

    CV clarity

    Struggling to know what goes on your CV? This session will help with the basics of a UK CV, including layout, purpose, and tips for success

  • How to freelance

    How to freelance

    Join this online session to find out all you need to know about starting out as a creative freelancer.