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 email@example.com or 612-874-2840.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATEThe 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 CRITERIAThis 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 BOOTHSArtists 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 BOOTHSArtists 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 BOOTHSPlease 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 TENTRed 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: $125Shared Booth (two artists sharing a single booth): $140Community Tent: $60
TIERED PRICINGNew 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: $75Shared 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: $10The 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 POLICYWe 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.