2019 Guidelines and Application

APPLY through the online application HERE.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:00 p.m. MDT. 


BACKGROUND: 36th Annual Holiday Craft Market

This year celebrates the 36th anniversary of the Holiday Craft Market. With nearly 80 artists in the market each December, the Arts Council continues a tradition of providing artists a venue at which to sell their work during the holiday season. The Holiday Craft Market features work by a variety of Utah-based artists and includes jewelry, ceramics, textiles, artwork, prints and letterpress items, glass art, holiday decorations, items for the home, artisan foods, and more.

The Arts Council is asking ALL interested artists to complete the online application, regardless of whether you have participated in the market before or not. The application must be completed and submitted by the deadline to be considered. This form will capture your contact information, background on your craft, and product descriptions/images.

REQUIREMENTS

Participating artists must be Utah residents.

All items must be original, handmade, unique, or repurposed/upcycled, and produced locally. We do not accept MLM or commercial resale products. You may only sell items that have been accepted into the market. If you want to bring another type of craft after your acceptance into the market, those works must be approved by the Arts Council before they are brought to the market. You may only bring in your own work. You cannot bring in the work of a family member or friend.

Products must be in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws for the types of products you offer. It is your responsibility to know which laws apply to your products and to ensure they are in compliance with all copyright, food handling, labeling, labor and other laws, rules or regulations.

Arts Council Responsibilities:

• Gallery preparation, product merchandising, and staffing of the market
• Insurance of product
• Printing and mailing of announcements
• Press release and media relations
• Host opening reception and gallery stroll
• Management of sales (25% commission of works sold retained by the Arts Council)
• Payment to artist for work sold. Payment processed by January 31, 2020

Artist Responsibilities: 

• Submit an application through Submittable. The application can be found HERE.

Upon acceptance into the market, Artist will:

• Provide inventory sheet
• Deliver labeled product at the appointed time
• Leave all products in the Market until the Market is completed
• Pick up remaining inventory following the close of the Market
• Promote the Market through your social media platforms (if applicable)

Upon acceptance into the market, letters to selected artists will include instructions and forms for submitting inventory sheets, labeling requirements, and options to participate in media opportunities and staffing.

COMMISSION

The Arts Council retains a 25% commission from the sale price. Commission checks will be paid by January 31, 2020.

TIMELINE

Applications Due: …………………………………………..Tuesday, October 15, 2019 5:00 pm MDT

Notification Letters Sent:…………………………………..Monday, October 21, 2019

Inventory Sheets Due:……………………………………….Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Delivery of Labeled Artwork: …………………………….Tuesday, November 19, 2019 OR Monday, November 25, 2019

Sneak Preview Night: ……………………………………….Thursday, December 5, 2019

Opening Reception/Gallery Stroll:…………………….Friday, December 6, 2019, 6pm-9pm

Dates of Market: ………………………………………………Friday, December 6, 2019 –Saturday, December 21, 2019

HOLIDAY CRAFT MARKET HOURS:
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Pick Up Artwork: ……………………………………………….Monday, December 23, 2019

Commission Checks Sent Out: ………………………….January 31, 2020

CONTACT

Sarah Hobin
Visual Arts and Community Outreach Manager
sarah.hobin@slcgov.com
801-535-6511