Vendor Artist Application Form - Red Hot Art 2019
Red Hot Art Festival is a diverse arts and performance festival held annually in Stevens Square Park (1801 Stevens Ave S, Minneapolis). Produced by Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO), the official organization serving the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood, the 2019 festival will be Saturday July 13 (11am-6pm) and Sunday July 14 (11am - 5pm). We are also excited to partner with Vision Loss Resources to provide the first "Touchable Art Fair," to provide greater access to individuals who are blind or have low vision.

If you have questions, need assistance filling out this application form, or would like to access it in a different format, please contact Scott at sscodirector@gmail.com or 612-874-2840.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE
The call for Vendor Artists is open to all Minnesota residents. Out of state applicants will not be considered. All artwork must be original art conceived and executed by the artist. Local, independently owned art and craft suppliers may also apply to be vendors (and we'll still call you Vendor Artists throughout the experience, so everything applies to you too).

SELECTION CRITERIA
This is an unjuried festival, however we do reserve the right to ensure the festival's offerings are aligned with the event's goals and provide sufficient variety (so it's not 95% photographers, for example!). However, in general, once eligibility has been established, participation is on a first-come-first-served basis until spaces are filled.

VENDOR ARTIST BOOTHS
Artists may apply for an Individual Booth Space, Shared Booth Space, or Community Tent Space. All Vendor Artists are responsible for their own tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment, display materials, and tents (except for Community Tent participants, see below). Vendor Artist spaces must be staffed during the entire festival, and Vendor Artists are responsible for the collection of all payments and fees for their own sales.

INDIVIDUAL ARTIST BOOTHS
Artists may apply for a booth space, and exhibit within that space as an individual. The booth space is 10' by 10.' If you are selling work made collaboratively under one name/business name, you need to submit only one application and can qualify for an Individual Artist Booth space. All Vendor Artists are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment as well as display materials.

SHARED BOOTHS
Please note that there are TWO Vendor Artists maximum in a shared booth. If applying for a shared booth space, please note the second artists' name (both regular name and business name, plus their contact information) on the space provided on the online application form. Please do not submit an application hoping to have a partner--your submission should have a confirmed second artist, and you will be responsible for the whole booth payment even if you don't find a partner. The booth space is also 10' by 10,' the same as the Individual Artist Booths. All Vendor Artists are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment as well as display materials.

COMMUNITY TENT
Red Hot Art Festival provides space for twenty artists in three Community Tents. These shared spaces allow emerging artists the opportunity to participate in an art fair in a low-cost manner. Each artist has an approximate 5 x 5' space within which to display their art. While we are providing the tent, all Community Tent Vendor Artists are responsible for their own table (not to exceed 5'x3'), chair(s), setup/teardown equipment, and display materials. The Community Tents have tops but do not have walls. There are no means of hanging art from the tent itself—all displays must be self-supporting. Please plan to be creative but realistic about your displays as no extra space will be available.

VENDOR ARTIST FEES - HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Regular prices for booths are the same as last year:

Individual Artist Booth space: $125
Shared Booth (two artists sharing a single booth): $140
Community Tent: $60

TIERED PRICING
New this year, tiered pricing will be a new tactic we’re introducing in this year’s festival to advance the event's goals, especially racial equity. For each type of artist booth (Individual, Shared, and Community Tent) we will reserve one-third of overall capacity to be available at a discounted rate for specific communities of artists we want to make sure can be part of the event. These special tiered pricing spots are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis until spaces are filled. If you identify as a member of the specified communities, please indicate if you would like to be considered for a discounted booth price. If you say you are a member of a community, we will believe you; that said, please do not abuse our honor system.

Self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Vendor Artists are invited to participate with the following fees:
Individual Artist Booth space: $75
Shared Booth (two artists sharing a single booth, at least one BIPOC): $90

Residents of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood are invited to participate with the following fee:
Community Tent space: $10
The neighborhood's boundaries are 1-94 to the north, 35-W to the east, Franklin Avenue to the south, and Lyndale Avenue to the west.

WHAT IS THE TOUCHABLE ART FAIR?
The "Touchable Art Fair" is a first-time effort and partnership with Vision Loss Resources. Vendor Artists at Red Hot Art will identify if they wish to participate in the Touchable Art Fair, which means allowing visitors to physically touch some or all of their art. Specially trained guides will be available throughout the festival to guide visitors between Touchable Art Fair booths, where visitors will be able to experience the art festival through touch. We will send more information to artists interested in being part of this exciting first-time experience - we don't think there's anything like it in the world!

PAYMENT - HOW DO I PAY?
Please note that your spot is not confirmed until we have received a signed contract and payment for your booth space. You will receive an email alerting you to your acceptance, with details on how to submit the contract and make a payment. We will then confirm your spot once we have received your payment and the signed contract. Payment will be through check or online via Paypal.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
We understand that life happens, but our ability to keep the festival running depends on meeting certain budget thresholds, and cancellations make the festival seem empty if we don't have enough time to fill up a canceled slot. If you need to cancel your participation, we will refund 50% of your fees up to 4 weeks before the event, and 25% up to 3 weeks before the event. Refunds for cancellations less than 3 weeks ahead of the event are approved at the discretion of SSCO's Executive Director.

If you have questions, need assistance filling out this application form, or would like to access it in a different format, please contact Scott at sscodirector@gmail.com or 612-874-2840.

Email address *
Which are you applying for? *
If you are eligible, are you interested in getting a booth at a discounted rate?
Please review the call for artists for full details. Please note the discounts are subject to availability. Self-identified BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Vendor Artists and Residents of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood are invited to participate with discounted fees.
PRIMARY APPLICANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Primary Contact Name *
First and last name
Your answer
Primary contact pronouns (e.g. she/her, he/him, they/them, etc.)
Your answer
Business or Artist Name *
To appear in festival media
Your answer
Phone Number *
We probably won't need to call you, but just in case
Your answer
Home or Business Address *
Your answer
Medium that best describes the work you'll be selling at Red Hot Art *
Required
Website or a place we can find your work online
This is not required, but it's helpful for us to see your work.
Your answer
Are you interested in being part of the Touchable Art Fair? *
What stage are you at in your career? *
SHARED BOOTHS ONLY: SECOND ARTIST CONTACT INFORMATION
This section is for Shared Artist Booth applications only, please fill out all sections if applicable. Skip if this is an Individual or Community Tent application.
Second artist pronouns (e.g. she/her, he/him, they/them, etc.)
Your answer
Second artist Name or Business Name
To appear in festival media
Your answer
Second artist name
Your answer
Second artist Phone Number
We probably won't need to call you, but just in case
Your answer
Second artist Email
Your answer
Second artist Home or Business Address
Your answer
Second artist: Medium that best describes the work you'll be selling at Red Hot Art
Website or a place we can find your work online
This is not required, but it's helpful to see your work
Your answer
Second artist: Are you interested in being part of the Touchable Art Fair?
Second artist: What stage are you at in your career?
Some last questions
How did you hear about Red Hot Art? *
Your answer
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