Downtown Berkley Art & About Artist Application 2017

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Now accepting applications for the 2017 Downtown Berkley Art & About season!

About Art & About

Art & About is a free, self-guided walking/trolley tour of Downtown Berkley's art venues, restaurants, and businesses on the second Friday of each month, June - October.

During Art & About, participating business will host an artist, musician or performer inside their store or along the sidewalk. Artists will be rotated each month.

There is no charge for participation.

* Required Fields

Name *
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Type of art or performance
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Interest/Availability *
Art & About is the SECOND FRIDAY of each month below (June - October). Please check the months are you available for Art & About. Please note: by selecting the dates below, you indicate your best guess of availability and interest. This DOES NOT GUARANTEE your participation in each event.
Indemnity Agreement *
I hereby release and hold harmless the Downtown Berkley Art & About, the Berkley Downtown Development Authority (DDA), its staff, its volunteers, representatives and/or agents, participating venues, from all liabilities and any mishaps that may befall me, my artworks, instruments or equipment during Downtown Berkley Art & About events. All submission materials, as well as photographs taken before, during, or after Art & About are property of the Berkley DDA and may be used for promotional purposes.

Submissions

All artistic media, music and performance considered. Art & About is a producer-only event; all pieces MUST BE ORIGINAL and handcrafted by the artist.

A committee reviews every applicant for acceptance or denial prior to each event. Artists need only apply once per year. Accepted artists will be invited to the Art & About via email and provided with further instruction.Confirmed artists will be assigned to a selected merchant and given further direction. If selected for more than one Art & About, artists will be rotated to a different venue each month.

Please Note: We are ONLY accepting digital applications. NO PAPER APPLICATIONS.

STEP 1. COMPLETE this application and check the Indemnity Agreement box below.
STEP 2. EMAIL 3-5 JPG images to vcarmody@berkleymich.net with "Art & About Application" in subject line
STEP 3. Wait to hear back about your acceptance. Decisions will be provided via email from vcarmody@berkleymich.net.

Applications are incomplete and will not be reviewed until the steps above are complete.

MUSICIANS AND PERFORMANCE ART

  • Please EMAIL a link to video and/or audio files that are representative of your work. Also detail the size of your setup (how many people in band, instruments, sound equipment, etc.). This is a sidewalk event; you will not have a stage, but will be set up on the sidewalk in front of a merchant.
  • Size limitations and quantity specifications are determined by the limitations of each venue.

More About Image Submission

  • Email 3-5 JPG images that are representative of your work that you plan to show at the event.
  • In the email subject heading please include Artist’s FIRST and LAST name and ART & ABOUT APPLICATION. i.e: “EMILY SMITH ART WALK APPLICATION”
  • Please adhere to the following file naming convention:
    • LastNameFirstInitial_Title.jpg
    • Example: SmithS_PortraitofGrandma.jpg

Photography Tips

  • Photograph outside in a shaded (solid, not dappled) area, such as under an awning, porch, or garage. Consider the time of day and work when the light is nice.
  • Place works on a solid-colored background (black, white, grey)
  • Do not use a flash (causes glare)
  • Use a tripod or some level surface
  • Align your camera to your art to lessen distortion.
  • Do not shoot your work too closely (will cause distortion). Rather, step back and zoom in OR crop after the fact.
  • Take several photos of each piece and examine to choose the best, most accurate representation of your work.
  • GOOGLE: "How to photograph art"
  • Hire (bribe) a more experienced person to help!

For more information, please email vcarmody@berkleymich.net.