GARTIST EXHIBIT PROPOSALS for The Schoolhouse Café and The Little Gallery
Location: 6203 Highway 217, Sandy Cove
Application Deadline: May 15
The Little Gallery at The Schoolhouse Café
is seeking exhibit proposals from individual artists living in the SouthWest NS region for our cafe and gallery located in Sandy Cove. Preference will be given to permanent residents living on Digby Neck, Long Island or Brier Island, however long term summer residents will also be considered.
The Schoolhouse Cafe is a Social Enterprise, run by a local registered non-profit group: The Digby Neck Collective Society. The mission of the society is to create a purposeful, valued and connected community. We strive to do this by offering a wide variety of opportunities to the residents of and visitors to Digby Neck, both taking advantage of the knowledge and skills existing within our communities, and encouraging and supporting the exploration of new experiences.
As a unique café, run entirely by local volunteers, we are committed to serving locally roasted fairly traded and organic bean coffee, offering excellent espresso and serving delicious food, using locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible. We are located in a community that appreciates and supports the arts. The Schoolhouse Cafe, believes the building blocks of a good life can be brewed with the 4 C’s: community, culture, conversation, and of course good coffee. We are committed to providing a space for artists to display their work in a dedicated gallery space.
A committee will select the artworks to be shown. The summer season is July, August and shows are booked in two week periods. From November through February the Gallery switches gears and becomes The Christmas Store for our local crafters. In May and June shows can vary in length. It should be noted that the Gallery is only open during regular Café hours, or whenever there is a special event. Regular Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturdays 8-2 for July and August, and Saturdays 9-2 from September through June.
Alternatively you may complete an offline application, which must include all areas above. Please email your proposal application and images via: email@example.com
Submission and receipt of your proposal indicates agreement with all terms. You will be notified that the Gallery has received your proposal and again when a decision has been made.
Please use subject line: Little Gallery Exhibit Proposal for all correspondence.
The Little Gallery at The Schoolhouse Cafe A project of the Digby Neck Collective Society Contract Requirements
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXHIBITING ARTISTS:
• artists must commit to 2 weeks
• all art must be ready for display with appropriate hanging apparatus (the café has a hanging system with “S” hooks that easily adjust for different heights so that nails are not placed in the walls
• artists must install their exhibition (some assistance will be provided by the selection committee) during the open hours of the café between 9am-2pm
• artists must supply a full list of sale prices for art (majority of the art must be for sale, with only limited “not for sale”) and indicate whether taxes are to be added or not.
• artists must agree to provide 30% of sales to The Digby Neck Collective. (Gallery will collect sales and calculate).
• artists must provide their own labels and either create a digital poster OR provide text and visuals.
Artist is encouraged to manage their own publicity (Facebook, email, etc.)
Artists are encouraged to provide contact cards.
Artists are encouraged to provide an additional art work or two to replace pieces which sell.
Artists are encouraged to create work on site at the gallery and are encouraged to schedule a ‘Meet the Artist’ event, to be held during the open hours of the Café. Artists may provide their own refreshments for this event or simply have guests purchase drinks/food available in the café.
Work must be removed from the Gallery by 3:30 at the end of the last exhibition day.
The Little Gallery will: • provide a floor plan • provide access to artist to install work on the day prior to opening, during regular Café hours. (9am-2pm) • collect sales and calculate payment to artist (70% to artist, 30% to The Digby Neck Collective Society). HST will be Charged if the artist requires. The Gallery has a guest book and will provide copies of page(s) pertaining to the exhibit, if requested. The Gallery will post on its Facebook page, and share with The Collective and Schoolhouse Cafe pages. • the Gallery will make every effort possible to insure that the exhibited art is secure, and protected from damage. Please note: We encourage exhibitors to ensure that their work is covered by their own insurance policies. • the Gallery will notify the artist of any sales and or concerns.
Exhibits are awarded based on the proposal, not on a first-come first served basis. Should your proposal be selected, the Gallery will endeavour to schedule your exhibit within the dates you have requested, but reserves the right to request alternate dates.