C2 Centre for Craft
Retail Shop Call for Submissions
DEADLINE: June 15, 2017
The Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library are joining forces to create the new C2 Centre for Craft. Located in an historic building at 329 Cumberland Ave, the 3,000 sq ft facility will include an exhibition gallery, retail shop, library, museum and programming space.
The C2 retail shop will feature work made by professional, local craftspeople. Inventory will be selected through a juried process and accepted on consignment with 40% of sales retained as commission and 60% paid to the artist.
The selection process will consist of two steps:
Submissions including digital images and supporting documents will be reviewed by the jury. Approximately 50 craftspeople will be chosen to participate in the launch of the C2 Retail Shop. (There will be ongoing, semi-annual opportunities for MCC/MCML members to apply to sell their work at the retail shop.)
Submit via email to [email protected]:8888:
1. 6-10 jpeg images of your work (300 dpi, approx 10 x 10 in.)
2. PDF including:
a. your contact info: name, address, phone number, email address
b. image list with titles, media, and retail prices
c. links to your website and professional social media sites (Facebook,Instagram, Etsy, etc.)
d. 100 word artist bio
e. the average price range of your work (eg. $20-200) Applicants will be notified of results by July 7, 2017.
Those selected for inclusion in the C2 retail shop will be invited to present a selection of their work to members of the jury at an in-person meeting. The jury will select pieces for inclusion in the C2 retail shop, a consignment agreement will be signed, and work will be taken into the C2 inventory at that time. Meetings will be scheduled at mutually convenient times throughout July 2017. For northern or rural artists, alternative arrangements may be made on an individual basis.
Submissions will be accepted from current Manitoba Craft Council and Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library members.
Craft artists will be selected based on the artistic merit, excellence in design and form, innovation and functionality of their work (where the object has an intended function.) Original work in any craft-based medium is welcome: ceramic, fibre, metal, paper, recycled material, stone, glass and wood. In addition, mixed media and interdisciplinary works that are primarily craft-based in material and/or technique are welcome. Work may be functional, decorative, or conceptual. Consumables including candles, soaps and cosmetics, and food are not eligible at this time.
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Download as a PDF:C2 Retail Shop Call for Submissions
Image: Thalamuse by Peter Tittenberger