BOST 2017 Artist Application
Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
Deadline to apply: May 5, 2017.
The BOST is designed to build relationships between Bloomington artists and their target audiences, educate the public about the purposes and processes of making art and provide resources and support to artists to further their own sustainability.
BOST seeks to showcase fine artists and crafts persons of high artistic merit. Anyone who regularly creates artwork and seeks to exhibit, distribute, and sell their work is eligible to apply.
All participants must show their work in their own studio if they live in Bloomington. In the event that one’s studio is indisposed, outlying of the area, or too integral to their own living space, an artist may elect to participate in another participant’s studio space.
All participants are required to be in attendance for the entire event, to display only their original work, and to demonstrate their processes to the public.
Group studios are acceptable, though all artists within the studio that utilize BOST publicity must be participating artists. It is highly encouraged that all artists within a group space be officially participating artists.
Volunteer: see BOST Participation Requirements
How do we pay for this event?
Artist’s registration fees pay approximately half of actual cash expenditures of the BOST event; donations, ad sales, grants, and partnerships make up the remainder. Volunteer hours provide professional and administrative in-kind service contributions that are estimated to be four times the cash contributions.
Event Participation Fees and Timeline
- Early-Bird registration fee*: $85 Due by April 15
- Final registration fee*: $100 Due by May 5
*For either registration, $15 is a non-refundable application fee.
- A limited number of larger booklet spaces will be available for an additional fee and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
- Acceptance letters sent: June 1
Once you submit this application, you will be sent to a page where you can pay the participation fee with Paypal or your credit card.
Last Name (*)
Please let us know your name.
Studio or Business Name
Please write a subject for your message.
Please let us know your email address.
Studio Phone Number (will be included as a public contact) (*)
Contact Phone (Will be kept private. Leave blank if same as studio.)
Studio Address for Tour
(your studio address, whether you are showing here or not)
Artist Statement (100-500 words) (*)
The text of your Artist Statement will be used for promotional purposes.
Images Submission Requirements
Images must be at least 1920 pixels on the longest dimension
Images should be labeled as shown below with underscores, not spaces.
Images that do not follow the above format cannot be accepted and may affect your submission.
Art Image 1 (*)
Remember - all the files need to have your name on them or they won't match up with your application. Like this: Lastname_Firstname_number.jpg
Art Image 2 (*)
Art Image 3 (*)
Upload an image of you actively working in your studio. (*)
BOST Booklet Options
- Each artist will receive a 4.03 sq in listing, 1/6 of a page.
- If you wish to purchase a larger listing space, the following options are available:
1/3 of page: $35 (in addition to application fee)
1/2 of page: $70
2/3 of page: $105
Full page: $175
- These expanded listing options are limited and will be available until filled.
- Pay for additional space on the payment page
BOST Participation Requirements
BOST is administrated by a small group of artist volunteers who meet all year. To successfully produce this event, all participating artists must also assist in three areas:
1) Promote BOST at Fourth Street or October Gallery Walk. Choose one:
2) Join a BOST Subcommittee. Choose one:
3) Distribute booklets and signs
Assignments will be given to artists at the Materials Distribution event to be held in late August.
We will have sponsorship spaces available in our booklet.
Once you submit this application, you will be directed to a page where you can pay the application fee (and extra listing space) through Paypal or credit card. You will also receive a confirmation sent to the email you listed above. If you don’t get a confirmation, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about your application, please direct them to email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application.