Participant Criteria, Guidelines and Application

There are a limited number of Participant spaces available near area businesses.

Artist Studio Jury Selection Criteria

  • Active Louisiana Graft Guild members are automatically juried in to the Corridor des Arts Studio Tour upon availability.
  • Although not required for LCG members, sending images will increase the possibility of including work in media releases.
  • All studios must be located within the Corridor des Arts boundaries. Artists with studios outside the designated area are welcome to submit, but are required to use a host space (provided by businesses, empty store fronts, etc.) located within the boundaries in which to work and display during the tour
  • Each artist must submit 3, professionally presented pieces for jury by the selection committee
  • Entries may be submitted for review in the following formats (Quality images, Please!): Photos (4 x 6), CD (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi) or jpegs (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi)
  • Each image must include the ARTIST’S NAME, TITLE of the ART, DESCRIPTION, ART MEDIUM and BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
  • Artwork should be professionally presented
  • Artwork must be handmade, original to the artist and of the artist’s concept
  • Artist to provide at least one photo or jpeg of proposed studio tour site with completed application

Gallery Jury Selection Criteria

  • All Galleries must be located within the Corridor des Arts boundaries. Galleries outside the designated area are welcome to submit, but are required to use a host space (provided by businesses, empty store fronts, etc.) located within the boundaries in which to work and display during the tou
  • Each Gallery must submit 3, professionally presented pieces by a featured artist for the jury by the selection committee. Entries may be submitted for review in the following formats (Quality images, Please!): Photos (4 x 6), CD (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi) or jpegs (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi)
  • Each image must include the ARTIST’S NAME, TITLE of the ART, DESCRIPTION, ART MEDIUM and BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
  • Artwork should be professionally presented on a featured artist wall
  • Artwork must be handmade, original to the artist and of the artist’s concept
  • Gallery to provide at least one photo or jpeg of proposed studio tour site with completed application

Shop/Gallery Selection Criteria

  • All Shops must be located within the Corridor des Arts boundaries. Shops outside the designated area are welcome to submit, but are required to use a host space (provided by businesses, empty store fronts, etc.) located within the boundaries in which to work and display during the tour
  • Each Shop must submit 3, professionally presented pieces by a featured artist for jury by the selection committee
  • Entries may be submitted for review in the following formats (Quality images, Please!): Photos (4 x 6), CD (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi) or jpegs (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi).  Each image must include the ARTIST’S NAME, TITLE of the ART, DESCRIPTION, ART MEDIUM and BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
  • Artwork should be professionally presented on a featured artist wall containing no less than 80% original art as determined by official Louisiana Cultural Districts rules
  • Artwork must be handmade, original to the artist and of the artist’s concept
  • Shop to provide at least one photo or jpeg of proposed studio tour site with completed application


Alternative Art Venue Selection Criteria

  • All Venues must be located within the Corridor des Arts boundaries. Venues outside the designated area are welcome to submit, but are required to use a host space (provided by businesses, empty store fronts, etc.) located within the boundaries in which to work and display during the tour.  The CA Committee will make every effort to assist in that.
  • Each Venue must submit 3, professionally presented pieces by a featured artist for the jury by the selection committee. Entries may be submitted for review in the following formats (Quality images, Please!): Photos (4 x 6), CD (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi) or jpegs (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi)
  • Each image must include the ARTIST’S NAME, TITLE of the ART, DESCRIPTION, ART MEDIUM and BRIEF BIOGRAPHY.
  • Artwork should be professionally presented on a featured artist wall containing no less than 80% original art as determined by official Louisiana Cultural Districts rules.
  • Artwork must be handmade, original to the artist and of the artist’s concept.
  • Venue to provide at least one photo or jpeg of proposed studio tour site with completed application. 

  
Art Related Studio Selection Criteria

  • All Art Related Studios must be located within the Corridor des Arts boundaries. Venues outside the designated area are welcome to submit, but are required to use a host space (provided by businesses, empty store fronts, etc.) located within the boundaries in which to work and display during the tour.  The CdA Committee will make every effort to assist in that.
  • Each Venue must submit 3, professionally presented pieces of work that serve to support the work of artists for the jury by the selection committee. Entries may be submitted for review in the following formats (Quality images, Please!): Photos (4 x 6), CD (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi) or jpegs (4 x 6 images, min. 300dpi)
  • Each image must include the ARTIST’S NAME, TITLE of the ART, DESCRIPTION, ART MEDIUM and BRIEF BIOGRAPHY.
  • Items should be professionally presented on a featured wall containing no less than 80% original art as determined by official Louisiana Cultural Districts rules.
  • Items must be handmade, original to the maker and of the maker's concept.
  • Venue to provide at least one photo or jpeg of proposed site with completed application.   Maker agrees to be present during the studio tour published times.

Eligible Media

  • Visual arts and crafts, including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, ceramics, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, wood, or mixed media; and
  • Limited, numbered editions (up to 100) of lithographs, photography, silk screen, intaglios, etchings, graphic design

Types of Venues

  • Studio--primary focus is creating one-of a kind art
  • Gallery--primary focus is displaying and selling one-of-a kind original art
  • Shop/Gallery--secondary focus is displaying and selling one-of-a kind art
  • Art Venue--secondary focus is selling, displaying and/or creating one-of a kind art
  • Art Related Studio--primary focus is creating and/or selling objects needed for the creation of art
  • Alternative Venue--primary focus is anything but the creation and/or selling of one-of-a kind original art

Original Art (defined by Louisiana Cultural Districts legislation)
  • Original
  • One-of-kind
  • Visual art
  • Conceived and made by hand of the artist or under his direction
  • Not intended for mass production

PDF Application

Application


CHECK ONE (see description of each under ‘examples of common language/definitions)

STUDIO_____GALLERY_____SHOP/GALLERY_____ART VENUE_____
ART RELATED STUDIO______ALTERNATIVE VENUE______ OUTSIDE BOOTH __________

Participant Fee $30
Open Studio Tour - April 20, 2013


Participant fees cover inclusion in the Spring Studio Tour, listing on the official website and inclusion in all marketing. Please forward your application as soon as possible to be included on the Corridor des Arts website and Facebook.  Application fee without payment will not be considered. Checks or money order only. 
 

NAME_______________________________________________________________________________
CONTACT_________________________________________PHONE________________________________
PHYSICAL ADDRESS________________________________CELL_________________________________
CTY_____________________________________________ZIP_____
FAX________________________
WEB_____________________________________________EMAIL_____________________________
VENUE NAME______________________________________VENUE WEB___________________________
VENUE PHYSICAL ADDRESS__________________________VENUE FAX___________________________
CITY_______________________STATE________________ZIP _____________________
VENUE PHONE____________
 
Active Louisiana Crafts Guild members are automatically juried in to the Corridor des Arts Studio Tour upon availability. Although not required for LCG members, sending images will increase the possibility of including work in media releases.

(Title / Description and/or Medium)

Submission #1____________________________________________________________
Submission #2________________________________________________________
Submission #3__________________________________________________________

*Please note that “member status” is available only to artists, galleries, shop/galleries, art venues, art related studios and alternative venues on the designated Corridor des Arts trail or within established cultural districts within perspective communities.
 
LAGNIAPPE QUESTION:       I am a French speakerYes__________No_____

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT 

  • Participant agrees to be present in their studio or host studio from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. during the Open Studio Tour.
  • Participant agrees to exhibit artwork of their own original design.
  • Participant is encouraged to work on art during the tour.
  • Participant agrees to (where applicable) help promote the event, distribute postcards, forward emails/announcements, etc.
  • If you are an artist, make an attempt to be present during the studio tour
  • If you are not an artist, request that featured artists be present during the studio tour
  • Make an attempt to speak French, secure or hire a French immersion student to greet patrons
  • Pay relative fee with application
  • For outside booth space, participant agrees to provide a 10x10 tent, tables, chairs, any setup necessary.
  • Electricity is not provided.

HOLD HARMLESS:  As a condition of participation, the above named participant(s) and/or individuals agree to indemnify and hold harmless NUNU Arts, its officers, directors, committee members (including Corridor des Arts Committee), volunteers, sponsors, property owners and/or their respective agents, business owners and or their respective agents, from any and all claims, actions, suits, loss. 

Although we can not guarantee placement, please check your community of preference: 
Cecilia____   Arnaudville____  Grand Coteau____   Sunset____ 

Participant's Signature_____________________________________________________

Date_________________________
__________________________
Send completed application plus fee.  Include a disc of 3 images of artwork.
Mail to:  Corridor des Arts, Charla Guidry, P.O. Box 202, Sunset, LA 70584




April 12, 2014                                             10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spring - Open Studio Tour

Free and open to the public, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore creative spaces along the back roads of rural Acadiana while enjoying one of the most exciting aspects of contemporary art—the chance to discuss art with the artists themselves.

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