CALL TO ARTISTS
The Foster Gallery at Grand Boulevard Town Center 2020 - 2021 Winter Rotation
CALL TO ARTISTS
The CAA is calling all artists who are current members of the Cultural Arts Alliance to submit an application to be considered for the 2020 - 2021 Winter Rotation at the Foster Gallery in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center scheduled to run December 13 - March 7, 20121.
Please study the criteria and submit application ONLINE prior to 11 pm on 11/29/20.
ABOUT THE FOSTER GALLERY
The Foster Gallery is named for the late Susan Foster, a founder of the Cultural Arts Alliance. The Foster Gallery is an artist collective featuring regional artists and special exhibitions on a quarterly rotating basis. We host artist receptions and openings, workshops, events, and serve as a community gathering point symbolizing the support the CAA strives to give artists in our community, especially those who are members of the CAA.
NEW GALLERY LOCATION AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Grand Boulevard Hours of Operation: Daily 12pm - 7pm
Grand Boulevard Location: 495 Grand Boulevard, Suite J-104, Miramar Beach, FL 32550 (in Grand Boulevard’s Town Center)
HOW IT WORKS
Ten (10) to fifteen (15) artists will be selected for each rotation. Each artist must commit to one of the following two staffing options:
Option 1: Work a minimum of twelve (12) shifts throughout the 12 week rotation. Shifts are approximately 7 hours. Schedules will be coordinated by CAA Executive Director and Director of Administration. Shifts may be traded among artists, but CAA management must be notified prior to shift changes.
Option 2: Do a staff buy-out of $800, which enables the CAA to cover the cost of staffing your shifts. The artist is not obligated to work any shifts. Option 2 is only available up front as a full buy-out and is per each gallery.
Artists must also be available to attend the rotation opening reception. Artists are encouraged to utilize the gallery for their own special events in order to promote their work. The sales split is 60% artist and 40% CAA. The CAA is responsible for all overhead, including rent, utilities, commissions, marketing, event costs, and insurance of the gallery and its contents. All sales will be processed through the CAA, and artists will receive bi-weekly settlements. Any sales will include a 5% commission to the artist on duty. The gallery features ongoing special exhibitions throughout the year and may also host invitationals at the CAA’s discretion.
Call to artists: November 11 - November 29, 2020
Artist notification: December 3, 2020
Mandatory installation & training: December 13, 2020
Rotation begins: December 13, 2020
Opening receptions: TBA
Rotation ends: March 7, 2021
Accepted artists MUST meet the following criteria:
- Artist must be a current member of the CAA.
- Artist must attend mandatory installation and training on specified date.
- Artist must attend mandatory de-installation on specified date.
- Artist must be available & physically able to work a minimum number of shifts OR do a staff buy-out of $800 (for each gallery if accepted into both) to cover paid staff, which will be coordinated by CAA Executive Director and Director of Administration.
- Artist must be available to help with gallery events & receptions (as needed).
- All exhibited work must be original work created by the applying artist. All exhibited work must be for sale. Prints and giclees are not allowed on the exhibit walls (except photography) but may be for sale in bins within your exhibit space.
- Artist must have a minimum of six pieces on exhibit at any given time throughout rotation and must adhere to any rule regarding maximum number of pieces if gallery space is limited.
- Artist must agree to a 60% artist / 40% CAA split of each sale.
- Artist must be able to provide a replacement piece within 48 hours after the sale of an exhibited piece.
- Artist must provide an inventory of art pieces in a digital file that lists Price, Title, Medium, Dimensions & Weight upon installation.
- Artist must pay a 10% referral fee to the CAA for any commissions that are generated because of the artist’s participation in the gallery.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit your application ONLINE before 11pm CST on Sunday, November 29. You will need to set up an account with Submittable if you do not already have one. You only have to set up your account one time, but you will need to submit to artist calls individually.
The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County's teacher grant program provides semi-annual funding for arts projects and programs in the classroom.
The purpose of the grant program is to enhance the visual, literary, and performing arts experiences of all Walton County school children (Pre K - 12th grade) in public, private 501(c)3 not-for-profit schools, and home school groups.
Approved applicants can receive a maximum award of $1,000 up to two times per year.
Grant application deadlines are November 15th for a January - May grant period and May 15th for a September - December grant period.
Grantees must provide a summary report prior to applying for subsequent grants. Summary report forms are available on the CAA's website here.
CULTURAL ARTS ALLIANCE OF WALTON COUNTY
CALL FOR VIRTUAL AND ONSITE TEACHING ARTISTS
The mission of the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) is to advance the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs, and education. In order to expand the educational component of our mission and to provide work for teachers in the creative sector, the CAA is calling artists who are interested in paid online and onsite teaching opportunities in 2021.
Historically, the CAA has held over 200 classes annually in our studio at the Bayou Arts Center. Response to the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel the majority of our onsite classes for 2020 and go virtual with all of our programs. We are hoping to revive our onsite learning programs in 2021, as well as, continue our virtual learning platform through the CAA website, which has been well and widely received.
The CAA will accept proposals for classes, workshops, and demonstrations that advance learning of the visual, performance, literary culinary arts, and wellness for any and all learning levels and age groups.
Onsite classes will take place at the Bayou Arts Center or in another appropriate and agreed upon location. Class size is dependent on subject matter and with social distancing in mind. Proposed classes can be a one-off class, a series of classes, or a multi-day experience.
Virtual classes will be filmed either at the Bayou Arts Center, in the artist’s studio, or in another agreed upon location.
Class proposals can be based on but not limited to the following disciplines or subjects: Music (instrumental or vocal), Wellness (meditation, yoga), Dance or Movement, Acting or Improvisation, Painting (Oil, Acrylics, Watercolor, Mixed Media), Photography, Printmaking, Sculpting/Ceramics, Glass Arts, Fiber Arts, Graphic Arts, Literary (Poetry, Creative Writing, etc), Cooking, Gardening, Marketing for Artists
Teaching artists shall receive a flat-rate or per-person fee. Fees shall be structured based on experience/qualifications of teacher, length/quantity of class(es), and other factors. Teachers will be considered 1099 contractors for tax purposes.
About the CAA
More information about the CAA can be found at CulturalArtsAlliance.com.