CALL FOR ARTISTS!
The Island Park Show is seeking an artist to create our first ever annual event poster. This 2-day event draws thousands of people to Island Park to explore 125 different booths featuring makers of fine arts and crafts all under the trees of one of the most iconic parks in our community. The event poster should capture the feel of the event and highlight the beautiful setting.
The poster design will be used to build excitement prior to the event through the Fargo Park District website and our social media. We would include an artist bio with the image on the event pages of our website. At the event the design would be recreated on event signage, welcome banners at the four main entry points, and merchandise for sale (tote bags, pins, buttons, posters, etc). Artist information will be prominently displayed at the merchandise sale tent. In addition, during the event we will be selling raffle tickets to benefit youth art programming through the Fargo Park District Foundation where the winning ticket will win the original artwork.
The selected artist or collaborating artists will receive a stipend for purchase of the completed artwork. The purchase will include the rights of the Fargo Park District to reproduce the piece and the ability to sell merchandise with the image.
The selected artist will receive a stipend of $400 plus 10% of profits from the sale of merchandise with their reproduced piece. Upon selection, half of the stipend ($200) will be awarded upon signed contract and the other half ($200) will be paid within two weeks of delivery of the artwork. The percentage of profits will be paid by 9/25/19.
DESIGN GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS
The dimensions of the finished product should be at least 24” wide x 32” high in portrait orientation. Larger dimensions are acceptable as long as the ratio of width to height remains the same. Reproductions will include the Island Park Show logo, the Fargo Park District logo, and the year along the bottom of the image.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS
April 5th, 2019 at midnight
All materials should be sent electronically to Jessica Korynta at firstname.lastname@example.org
SELECTION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
The selection committee (made up of Park District staff and local artists) will choose one art design as the event poster for the 2019 Island Park Show. The selection committee will consider the following when reviewing the applications:
The selected artists will be notified by April 19th, 2019. The selection committee reserves the right to put out another call for artists if necessary.
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Jessica Korynta at email@example.com.