Newburyport Artist Shanties Program Application
Please be sure you have read through the list of Requirements before submitting your applications.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Artists are juried and if accepted, placed for the upcoming season.

1. Artists and/or Arts Organizations applying must be a resident of or headquartered in Essex County;
2. All pieces shown must be original, hand-made or hand-crafted ;
3. Each year is a new year, prior participation does not mean automatic acceptance into the program;
4. The amount of time at shanties for each artist varies year to year;
5. Multiple Artists and/or Arts Organizations may share a shanty, but they all must separately apply and be accepted;
6. If an Artist and/or Arts Organization would like to share, but doesn’t have someone to share a shanty, this should be indicated on the application;
7. Artists and/or Arts Organizations sharing will coordinate payments and submit ONE check as deposit and ONE as balance due.
8. All work must be juried; any items not approved during the jury process must be approved by the Shanty Programming Committee prior to selling in the shanty;
9. Artists and/or Arts Organizations must complete an application and be juried/accepted into the program on a yearly basis;
10. There is a rolling application/jury process for all openings. As received, artists will be juried and placed if there are remaining openings, otherwise they will be added to the waiting list for the upcoming season;
11. Artists and/or Arts Organizations MUST have a minimum of $1M Liability insurance naming the City of Newburyport and Firehouse Center for the Arts as additional insured in order to participate in this program;
12. Upon acceptance into the shanty program, artist must submit proof of insurance with their signed contract;
13. The Shanty Programming Committee will meet in April for review of all applications received by March 29.
14. Applicants who met the March 29 deadline will be notified no later than April 30, 2019;
15. Hours: June through August (full weeks) – 11:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m./September & October (full weeks) – 12p.m. to 4:00p.m.
16. Cost: June-August (full weeks) $150 / Yankee Homecoming Week (July 29 – August 4) $250 /September - October (full weeks) $100 Prices Subject to Change
17. Artists and/or Arts Organizations will pay full amount with contract;
18. Each shanty must be staffed by a participating artist or assistant/friend/family member who knows the artist’s work during operating hours;
19. Shanties rotate each week with new artists coming in Monday morning and previous Artists and/or Arts Organizations leaving Sunday night; Artists and/or Arts Organizations are responsible for removing their work out of the shanty and removing all nails/hooks, etc. New artists may set up before 11:00 a.m. on Monday;
20. The Program Coordinator will send artists all added information (how to unlock the doors, etc.);
21. Every participating artist is emailed information before the season begins and is required to attend a mandatory meeting in the spring to answer any further questions.
22. Artisan Shanties will measure 8-feet-wide by 6-feet-deep and will be equipped with electricity. There will be access to water, but there will not be individual access within the Shanties.
23. Arts Organizations are invited to apply for use of a larger 12-foot-wide by 6-foot-deep Shanty. Add $100 to weekly rental costs for use of larger shanty.

Below are examples of what the Artisan Shanties may look like.

Example of Shanties
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