C2 Centre for Craft
Retail Shop Call for Submissions
DEADLINE: February 26, 2018
The Manitoba Craft Council and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library have joined forces and opened the new C2 Centre for Craft. Located in an historic building at 329 Cumberland Ave, the 3,000 sq ft facility includes an exhibition gallery, retail shop, library, museum and programming space.
The C2 retail shop has been open since October 2017 and features beautiful work made by a number of professional, local craftspeople. The inventory is selected through a semi-annual, juried process and accepted on consignment basis with 40% of sales retained as commission and 60% paid to the artist.
The selection process will consist of two steps:
Submission of digital images and supporting documents to be reviewed by the jury.
Submit the following via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. 6-10 jpeg images of work you would like to consign to the C2 shop (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. an average price range of your work (eg. $20-200)
Applicants will be notified of results by March 12, 2018.
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 C2 inventory at that time. Meetings will be scheduled at mutually convenient times throughout March 2018. 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), and perceived saleability. 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.
Find out more about membership here:
QUESTIONS about the C2 retail shop or membership?
Manitoba Craft Council
Tammy Sutherland, Director
Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library
Andrea Reichert, Curator