CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

TOUR DES ARTS 2019

The Tour des Arts is presently accepting applications from artist and artisans for the 31st edition which will take place from July 13th to 21nd 2019.

Tour des Arts is a non-profit organization involved in promoting the artists and artisans of the area and provides a means of education for the general public concerning the creative process.
The Tour des Arts is not only an opportunity to sell your work from your home studio but you are also engaging yourself to be an active part of the TDA community and its proper functioning.

Eligibility & Responsibilities

ELIGIBILITY

Members must:

  • Reside in Sutton, Abercorn, Knowlton, Brome, Mansonville (Potton) or certain parts of West Bolton or East Bolton.
  • Be professional artists or artisans.
  • Have a studio at their residence where they can receive the public. (Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.)

RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER

Artist/Artisan must:

  • Be present in your studio from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of the Tour.
  • Be in the Tour des Arts brochure.
  • Be on the Tour des Arts website.
  • Participate in the group exposition at Arts Sutton during the TDA.
  • Attend the Vernissage (held on the Friday before the start of the Tour) and bring some finger food or a punch.
  • Place AND remove your signs according to regulations set by the Ministere des Transports
  • Use only TDA signs.
  • Volunteer for a job on one of the Tour des Arts committees and contribute to the functioning of the Tour des Arts in a meaningful way.
  • Attend all 3 general meetings (fees apply if missed).
  • Participate in fund-raising events as the need arises.
  • Display in your studio ONLY YOUR OWN WORK that you have created.
  • Offer daily demonstrations of your creative process/craft at the assigned hour
  • Keep track of the number of visitors you receive during the tour
  • Prominently display in your studio all the posters you receive from the TDA
    (Evening Events Poster, Vernissage Poster, Application Poster etc.)
  • Produce a minimum of 10 raffle tickets filled out by visitors to increase the Tour des Arts mailing list, preferably on the website.
  • Tour des Arts strongly suggests that you purchase liability insurance for the duration of the Tour to protect you from claims in case one of your visitors has an accident on your property.
  • Domestic animals must be confined to areas away from the public.
  • You have the option of taking non-consecutive one-year sabbaticals.
  • If you wish to add an additional medium to the one for which you were juried, or you wish to change from one medium to another, you are required to inform the executive and may be asked to submit these new works for jurying. (For example, if you have been juried as a painter and you subsequently wish to sell sculptures during the Tour).
  • Voice any concerns you may have at any General Meeting.
  • To ensure your spot on subsequent Tours you must bring the raffle tickets, catalogue, questionnaire and cheque for fees to the first General meeting.
Fees & Deadline

FEES

  • The annual membership fee is $365 for 2019. Fee will increase annually by 2%. The Tour des Arts is a non-profit corporation. Your fee pays for advertising and production costs.
  • New members also need to include a cheque for the $150 deposit for their signs.
  • Cheque is due at the first AGM in October

MAIL CHECK of $515 ($365 fee + $150 deposit):
Tour des Arts
116 Jackson,
Brome, QC
J0E 1K0

  • You must become a member of the Arts Sutton gallery (membership fee $50)
  • Organizers do not retain any percentage of artists’ sales. 100% of the proceeds of the sales you make during the Tour are yours.
  • Collective exhibition at Arts Sutton: Arts Sutton takes 35% of sales at the gallery during the Tour.

DEADLINE

All applications must be received by August 31th 2018

Under certain circumstances, the Administrative Council may elect to extend the deadline.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • Application must be complete
  • Participating artists are selected by a jury comprised of practicing professional artists.
  • Applications are juried relative to the artistic merit, professionalism, integrity, craftsmanship and originality of the art represented in the images, the artist statement and the CV/bio submitted.
  • Artists will be informed of the jury’s decision electronically approximately six weeks after the deadline date.
  • Selected applicant will receive a studio visit to verify that:
    • The artist creates the majority of his/her work at their studio
    • The creative process of the artist can be demonstrated to visitors during the Tour
    • The studio conforms to basic minimum requirements as to safety and accessibility.

In a case where the studio falls short, the representative may offer suggestions as to ways of improving the studio, and may make another appointment to re-visit the studio, where appropriate.

  • Mentor: The Tour will try to assign a mentor to each new member to guide him/her and answer questions as the Tour approaches.
  • Probation period: New members are on probation for their first year of the Tour.
  • All jury decisions are final.
  • Successful applicants are required to participate at the Annual General Meeting at 7pm on the first Friday in October.
Images & Filenames

IMAGES FORMAT

IMPORTANT – Photos must follow these rules:

  • No frame, no border
  • JPG File – Landscape format
  • Max weight per file: 3Mb
  • The required dimensions (width & heigth) are specified in the form.

FILENAMES

Filenames must absolutely follow these rules:

  • Allowed characters are the 26 letters of the alphabet, the numerals (0, 1, 2, …, 9), the dot (.), the underscore (_) and the hyphen (-).
  • Filenames must not contain special characters, accented characters, and no space. Some special characters (apostrophe, quotation marks, parenthesis, etc.) prevent the proper upload of your form.
Check all information on your form before sending. Once your form is completed, a confirmation of your application will be sent to your email.
Sending your form depends on the size of the images provided. If the loading time exceeds several minutes, please check that the filenames meet the defined standards. If you have difficulty submitting your form, please contact Tour des Arts.