Yukon Riverside Arts Festival- Demo Artist Application

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30th, 2018

The Artist Demonstration Tent (located on front street, between the gazebo and the Art Market) will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the festival and will offer a wide variety of artist demonstrations, many of them interactive (hands-on!) and kid-friendly. Demonstrating Artists engage with the public during set hours on the Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday of the festival. Your artistic demonstration can be hands-on or hands-off, though we do encourage a hands-on element.

Examples of demonstrations we’ve had in the past are: wood carving, stained glass, porcupine quill weaving, beading, printmaking, willowing weaving, etc. You will have the option of applying for one, two or three of the days.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Read the following information and fill in the application at the bottom of the page

SELECTION:

Artists will be selected by members of the Yukon Arts Fest Committee based on the quality of their applications and the feasibility of their project.

ACCEPTANCE:

Once the deadline has passed, artists will be notified as soon as possible.

ARTIST RESPONSIBILITIES:

Artists are responsible for the transportation, set up and tear down of their demo/exhibit.

Demonstrating artists will be given set up times  and tear down times that correspond with their chosen dates.

Artists are responsible for providing their own supplies and materials. KIAC may be able to assist in some cases with small items (i.e. scissors), please mention this when detailing your set up requirements.

Artwork cannot be sold on site. If demonstrating artists wish to sell their work, they may do so through booking a table in the Art Market. Please contact admin@kiac.ca to book.

Artists may bring printed items promoting their works and/or practice, such as business cards.

Participants are responsible for their own accommodations while visiting Dawson City for the festival. There are hotels, B&B’s, campgrounds and RV parks in the Dawson area. The best way to find out information about accommodations is through the Visitor Information Centre @ 867-993-5566. We recommend booking as early as you can, since it is a very busy weekend in Dawson.

REGARDING HANDS ON ACTIVITIES

A small drop-in fee may be charged to recover the cost of materials used by the public. KIAC provides an honorarium to artists for their time, so any charge should be for materials only. It is recommended to keep fees under $10. Artists are responsible for collecting their own fees (and providing a float if necessary).

KIAC suggests that hands-on activities be held on a drop-in basis as some participants in the past have found that people like to “try” things but not necessarily complete or attend for any length of time. This is part of the interactive festival atmosphere and we’d encourage it.

ARTIST BENEFITS

Participating Artists will receive an honorarium to-be-discussed upon acceptance.

Participating artist will be provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks on the days they are scheduled to demonstrate/perform/exhibit. All artists are encouraged to attend the welcome breakfast, which will be held on____(tbd)___.

For artists who choose to demo more than one day, there will be overnight security for their set up and supplies.

APPLICATION

Please indicate the medium of your artwork/project
Please provide a short artist biography of yourself.
Why would you like to participate in the 2018 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival?
The Yukon Riverside Arts Festival is primarily located on front street, between the gazebo and the art market. While most demonstrations and installations are to take place in or near the established Demo Tent, on festival grounds, we are open to considering installations that are a short (1-2mins) walk from the main site.
If you would like your demonstration/installation to be in a location that has not been listed, please give us the name of the location and the reason you've chosen it.
A clear and concise paragraph describing what you propose to demonstrate. *This description will be used (in part or in full) in the Arts Fest promo, should you be selected*
Please augment your application with images- you can either enter a link to your online portfolio, Facebook page, Instagram, Tumblr, an online image-sharing website (such as Dropbox), or somewhere we can see your work. Alternatively, you can send images to the KIAC Programs Manager at programs@kiac.ca, if you prefer to share your work this way. Indicate in this field if you will follow up this application with emailed images.
Please check off any and all dates that you would like to apply for.
KIAC suggests that hands-on activities be held on a drop-in basis as some artists in the past have found that people like to ‘try’ things but not necessarily complete or attend for any length of time. This is part of the interactive festival atmosphere and we'd encourage it. Should you wish to offer participants to make a complete project, please indicate how long it would take and whether or not you believe you'll need to charge a small drop-in fee to cover supplies.
A small drop-in fee may be charged to recover the cost of materials used by the public. KIAC provides an honorarium to artists for their time, so any charge should be for materials only. Please try to keep fees somewhere under $10. You are responsible for collecting your own fees and providing your own float, if necessary.
Please check off all ages that apply
If yes, please indicate how much in the following field.

If you have any questions regarding this application, please email programs@kiac.ca