Are you an artist/artisan interested in demonstrating and discussing your work to interested visitors; with the potential to make sales and contacts?
If so, the Tweed & Area Studio Tour may be just the activity for you.
You don't have to live in the immediate Tweed area; we have venues and members willing to share their spaces with you. Of course, if you are in the area, you can open your own studio.
INFORMATION & CONDITTIONS
The Tweed & Area Studio Tour is a cooperative effort to provide an opportunity for artists of Tweed & Area to open their studios to allow the public to see where they work, demonstrating and explaining how & why they create their art. It is also an opportunity to sell directly to the public and to get feedback from new, repeat and potential clients.
Each ‘new to the tour’ applicant’s work and studio is subject to a jurying process.
The Tour strives for a balanced representation of media. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be accepted.
All applicants (new and returning) must submit a complete application/contract package no later than March 15, 2019 to be considered for the 2019 Tour.
Required documentation is described in the application form page 2.
Fees for the 2019 Tour are:
Individual artist (resident studio) : $135
Guest Artist : $135
Student Artist: $100
Family member showing with a registered artist : $100
Gallery : $275
Your completed application/contract package must be mailed to:
Tweed & Area Studio Tour
PO Box 327
Tweed ON K0K 3J0
By cheque, included with your application package
Mail your package and pay By e-transfer to:
TOUR PARTICIPANTS MUST:
1 - Be prepared to demonstrate and discuss your work during the tour.
2 - Have a substantial body of your own original work available to display and sell on the Tour weekend. No other artists’ work (unless tour guest) can be available to the public at your location on Tour weekend.
3 - Be located to accommodate substantial traffic during the tour.
4 - Distribute brochures provided by the Studio Tour to your clients and to assigned locations throughout the year.
5 - On the Wednesday following the Tour, there will be a meeting for making the Door Prize draw. Bring your Door Prize, arrows and flags to the meeting. If you plan to participate in the Tour next year, keep your signs (if you can store them), otherwise, return them as well.
6 - Attend meetings called by the Tour executive. Your input helps insure the success of the tour
7 - Be prepared to contribute to the Tour in a volunteer capacity.
8 - Have adequate liability insurance, (not less than $2,000,000 recommended), as per application form.
9 - Non compliance with any of these conditions may result in exclusion from future Tours.
TOUR PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:
1 - Representation in a full-colour brochure guide to the Studio Tour’s artists, and distributed throughout Spring and Summer. Each participant’s section will consist of one image, name, location and contact information.
2 - Representation on the Tour website - www.tweedstudiotour.org - one web page per artist to include same information as the brochure plus 3 images of the artist’s work with links to participant’s own web site.
3 - Signage for the Tour to display on your own property on the weekend of the tour.
4 - E-mail invitations promoting the Tour to forward to your clients.
5 - Brochures and posters for distribution.
Thank you for your interest and hope to hear from you soon!