Craft Fest & Crafted Application 2017
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – CRAFT FEST 2017 and CRAFTED 2017

The Craft & Design Collective invites you to apply for participation in CRAFT FEST 2017 and/or CRAFTED 2017.

If you would like to apply for participation in one event or both events, please complete this online APPLICATION FORM and submit the SUPPORTING MATERIALS.

If you are applying for participation in both events then you need only complete one Application Form and submit one set of Supporting Materials.

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Online by 5pm, Friday 30 June 2017, at the latest.

You will find MORE INFORMATION about both events below.

Applications are subject to a Selection Process and stands, demonstrations and workshops will be allocated accordingly. Selection will be made on the APPLICATION FORM and SUPPORTING MATERIALS alone. You should not assume that the Selection Panel know who you are or what you make.

If you have any queries, or need more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Co-ordinator (Jan Irwin) – by email is best jan@craftanddesigncollective.com

ABOUT
CRAFT FEST 2017
The Craft & Design Collective’s Summer Craft Festival
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August 2017
Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Online by 5pm, Friday 30 June 2017, at the latest.

The Craft & Design Collective, CDC, invites you to apply for participation in CRAFT FEST 2017.

You may apply to take a stand as part of the Craft Fair, to provide a demonstration, to provide a workshop, OR ALL 3…

Now in it’s 14th year CRAFT FEST has been established as an annual event with up to 4,000 visitors. CRAFT FEST is a Craft Fair with a difference. In addition to the Craft Fair, CRAFT FEST offers a programme of demonstrations, workshops and an exhibition ‘In The House’.

The aim of CRAFT FEST is to be a celebration of Craft, Applied Art and Design and to provide Artist/Designer/Makers with the opportunity to sell their work, promote their work, provide demonstrations (and get paid for doing so), provide workshops (and get paid for doing so) and to network with other Artist/Designer/Makers, share experiences and build contacts.

CRAFT FEST takes place at Castle Ward, a wonderful, slightly eccentric house, set in a beautiful estate on the shores of Strangford Lough in County Down. There is a Tea Room and the House and Estate are open for everyone to see, use and enjoy. Castle Ward is owned by the National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/

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CRAFTED 2017
The Craft & Design Collective’s Winter Craft Fair
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017
Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

APPLICATION DEADLINE – Online by 5pm, Friday 30 June 2017, at the latest.

The Craft & Design Collective, CDC, invites you to apply for a stand at CRAFTED 2017.

CRAFTED takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down. The magnificent 18th Century House and the Theatre in the Stableyard provide a fabulous back-drop for the Craft Fair. Castle Ward is owned by the National Trust www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-ward/

Now in it’s 8th Year CRAFTED provides a great retail opportunity, a great opportunity for you to promote your work with Christmas on the horizon, and an enjoyable week-end for the public and participants alike.

IMPORTANT DATES & FURTHER INFORMATION
M O R E I N F O R M A T I O N


D A T E S
CRAFT FEST 2017
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August 2017
CRAFTED 2017
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017


V E N U E
Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down
From Downpatrick take the A25 to Strangford
Castle Ward is signposted from Downpatrick


O P E N T O T H E P U B L I C
CRAFT FEST 2017
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 August 2017, 11am to 4pm
CRAFTED 2017
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November 2017, 11am to 4pm


S E T U P T I M E
CRAFT FEST 2017
Saturday 12 August 2017, 9am to 10.45am
CRAFTED 2017
Friday 24 November 2017, 12pm to 3pm


B R E A K D O W N T I M E
CRAFT FEST 2017
Sunday 13 August 2017, After 4pm
CRAFTED 2017
Sunday 26 November 2017, After 4pm


F A C I L I T I E S
Stand Area is 2m x 1m
Table 76cm x 1m 83cm/2.5ft x 6ft (approximately) and a chair
Access to a power point is available if requested
Please bring your own extension lead
CDC encourages you to bring your own self-contained stand if you have one


S E L E C T I O N / N O T I F I C A T I O N
Selection will take place during July 2017.
You should expect to know if your Application has been successful or not by the end of July 2017.


P U B L I C I T Y
A.A. signs, banners, local/national press, media and listings, direct mailing and emailing of invitations, etc.
CRAFT FEST 2017 is part of August Craft Month 2017.


S T A N D F E E P E R E V E N T
£100 If you are a member of CDC
£140 If you are NOT a member of CDC
The Stand Fee SHOULD NOT be enclosed with your Application
The Stand Fee will be requested from successful Applicants only


S U P P O R T I N G M A T E R I A L S F O R B O T H E V E N T S
TO BE EMAILED TO spacecraftcdc@gmail.com BEFORE 5pm, FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017

Insurance/Security
All Exhibitors are responsible for the insurance and security of their own work
Public Liability Insurance is a requirement of participation
Proof of Insurance must be sent in with your Application

Images
Up to 6 good quality images (at least 1MB and 300dpi)
If you submit more that 6 images the Selection Panel will only be shown the first 6 images that aresubmitted
Each image should be clearly labelled with your name and a number 1 to 6
If your Application is successful these images may be used for promotional purposes
The better your images are the more likely it is that they will be used

CV
A current CV listing the highlights of your career in Craft, Applied Art and Design to date: Education/Training (in relation to Craft, Applied Art and Design, i.e. how you learnt your skills), Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, Retail Fairs (Craft Fairs), Commissions, Collections, Teaching Experience, Awards, Articles, Radio/Television, etc.

Brochure
A brochure about you and what you make and/or do (If you are applying to take a Stand you should include a Price List if you have one).


Stand Fee's SHOULD NOT be enclosed with your Application. Stand Fee's will be requested from successful Applicants only.


S E L E C T I O N & N O T I F I C A T I O N
July 2017.


C A N C E L L A T I O N S
There will be no refunds for cancellations


O T H E R
CDC reserves the right to alter any details if deemed necessary

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