CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: COLLAR CITY CRAFT FEST
Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means… the sixth annual fine arts and crafts event, The Collar City Craft Fest! The Fest will be held on April 27th + 28th, 2018 at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, located in the heart of downtown Troy. The Collar City Craft Fest is a juried, indoor showcase of original works that features the Northeast’s top artists and craftspeople (YOU!). We anticipate this spectacular, expanded marketplace will be a draw for the thousands of residents from all over the Capital District and beyond… last year we had over 1,200 people exploring the Craft Fest, so let’s try to top that this year!
Call for entries available: January 18th Application deadline: February 12th @ 11:59 PM Acceptance notification mailed: March 2nd Booth notification contract and booth fee balance due: March 27th • Failure to meet booth fee deadline will result in loss of your space.
SHOW DATES & HOURS
Friday April 27th 12pm to 9pm
Saturday April 28th 10am to 5pm
ELIGIBILITY The Collar City Craft Fest Committee seeks applications from outstanding artists/craftspeople who create original works from their own designs in metal, fiber, clay, glass, paper, wood, mixed media, leather and more. A panel of jurors will select participants on the basis of the originality, variety, and quality of work. APPLICATION Interested participants should complete an online application and upload five images no later than February 12th, 2018 at 11:59 PM. The non-refundable application fee must also be paid online at the time of application submission. Five of the images must represent the work that you intend to show, and one must illustrate your booth. Booth appearance will count as part of your overall jury score. Two or more non-collaborating exhibitors may share a single booth space, provided each applicant separately submits six images and each submits the application fee. Applicants who collaborate on all works are not required to submit separate applications and fees. BOOTH SPACE Spaces will be available throughout the first and second floors of The Arts Center, including the Main Gallery, Foyer/ Wallace Gallery, Black Box Theatre, Conference Room, Faculty Student Gallery, and the Dance, Drawing and Painting Studios. Actual floor plan will be finalized after jurying. Spaces will be assigned by The Arts Center staff and jury panel. Decisions determining space requested by multiple artists will be based upon application filing date with earlier submissions taking precedence. Note to past participants: If you are once again selected to participate, we cannot guarantee the same space assigned in the past. Upon submission, you will rank your top three choices. Booth fees will be due after you have been notified of acceptance. All fees are non-refundable. Photos of galleries, studios and theater are available on our website on the event page.
FEES & BOOTH DIMENSIONS Application Fee: • $25 (non-refundable) due at the time of application submission. • Must be paid online. https://artscenterofthecapitalregion.submittable.com/ submit/105604/collar-city-craft-fest-2018
Main, Foyer & Black Box Booths: • Set ups require free-standing walls or dividers on 3 sides. • All tables must be skirted to the floor • Electricity will be available to all booths Main Gallery/Foyer Booths: 8 x 10...............$200 or 10 x 10..............$250
Black Box Booths: 8 x 10...............$175 or 10 x 10.............$200
Conference Room & Second Floor Booths: 6 x 8.................$100
WHAT YOU GET Participating artists will get:
• Promotional post cards to market the show
• 10 free passes to the show to distribute to special guests
• Volunteer assistance with load in/load out
• Scheduled breaks, booth-sitters provided (if needed)
• Networking with fellow crafters/artists
• Inclusion on promotional marketing and posters
• Breakfast Saturday