All our paper trail packs have now been allocated but if you would like to hear about future projects and opportunities with Appletye then do please sign up to our newsletter here

Are you an artist who uses archives in your practise? Are you an artist whose work explores heritage or history? We have 30 pieces of paper left in our Paper Trail project to give to artists to make a piece of work.

The invention of paper has for two millennia enabled the global spread of ideas and knowledge and has supported the proliferation of literacy, media, religion, education, commerce and art. In an increasingly ‘paperless society’ and an ever growing dependency on digital technology ‘Paper Trail’ will explore the ongoing importance of paper today.

100 pieces of heritage paper spanning over 100 years, given to 100 artists to create a piece of work.

Each piece of paper represents a year. We invite you to create a work in response to something that happened during that year.

The paper must be used in the creation of the work. It can be printed, painted, written word, pulped, re-created, sculpted, folded, cut, collaged etc

You get to keep the work. We just ask that you send us an image. Selected artists will be invited to exhibit the work with us, and to collaborate on future projects.
Would you like to take part? Send us an email at along with your postal address and we will send you a Paper Trail Pack with instructions.

As we only have 30 packs remaining we will send these on a first come first served basis

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3 thoughts on “Paper Trail: Open Call

    1. Hello Florence. Unfortunately all our Paper Trail packs have now been allocated but do please sign up to our newsletter via our Contact page and we will keep you up to date with future opportunities.
      Best wishes
      The Appletye team


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