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CRAFTBOSTON Spring 2019
April 11, 2019 to April 14, 2019
Boston, MA
  Application Opens:
Jun 26, 2018

 
Application Dates:
Jun 26, 2018 - Sep 10, 2018
Application Fee:
$40.00
Notification Date:
Oct 30, 2018

CraftBoston is a biannual show and sale of fine contemporary craft and design. Both CraftBoston Spring and CraftBoston Holiday unite talented makers with passionate and knowledgeable shoppers throughout a weekend-long event. The shows are produced by the Society of Arts + Crafts, America’s oldest non-profit craft organization. The Society’s mission is to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and promoting public appreciation of fine craftsmanship. The Society’s mission is the heart of CraftBoston, where the artists’ success and an educational experience for attendees are paramount.

There is only one application, deadline, and fee to apply to both CraftBoston Spring 2019 and CraftBoston Holiday 2019.

 

CRAFTBOSTON SPRING 2019 

CraftBoston Spring is an intimate gathering of just 90 artists with thousands of knowledgeable shoppers in the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. A charming 19th-century brick building in-the-round, the Cyclorama is a well-loved venue, and known in Boston as the premier location of arts and culture events. CraftBoston Spring is a unique and personable showing experience seeking both established and emerging artists of the highest caliber. 

SHOW DATES: April 11-14, 2019

MOVE IN DATES: April 9 & 10

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: April 10

BOOTH PACKAGE INCLUDES:

• 8’ high black pipe and drape

• electricity 

• booth signage

• storage

• dedicated webpage featuring five images, website, City/ST

• two listings in the show program guide

• free digital and print marketing materials

• exhibitor and exhibitor assistant badges

• discounted guest tickets

• additional on-site and pre-show marketing opportunities

BOOTH SIZES AND PRICING 

Booth sizes and fees at CraftBoston Spring vary greatly due to the venue’s round floor plan. Below is a small sample of booth sizes and fees:

6’x8’ -  $780

8’x10’ - $1,180

10’x10’ - $1,430

10’ x 15’ - $2,100

10’x20’ - $2,760

Corners booths are an additional $300.

 

ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

All work must fit within one of the following accepted media categories: baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, or wood. Categories not included: calligraphy, painting, photography, lithography, etc., except when incorporated into an otherwise acceptable craft category. All work must be original and made by hand or with the use of appropriate tools. CraftBoston encourages one-of-a-kind and limited edition work.

No commercial reproductions of any kind are allowed. This includes embellished commercially made objects and works assembled (wholly or in part) from commercially available kits.

Artists that are accepted for participation must be in attendance at their booth during the entire show. No agent, dealer, or representative may attend in place of the artist.

Collaborating artists are permitted, however, any representation other than a true, hands-on artistic collaboration is not permitted.

Artists may only show work in categories selected by the jury. All work exhibited must be of the same body, quality, and category of work that was juried through digital images.

INQUIRES

Please direct all correspondence and inquires to craftboston@societyofcrafts.org.

CraftBoston is produced by the Society of Arts and Crafts, a 120-year old nonprofit organization. The dual mission of the Society is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft.

  Application Opens: Jun 26, 2018

 

 

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