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VIRTUAL: ARTrepreneurship: Holiday Markets

Thu, Sep 29, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Learn the best practices to get accepted into art and craft fairs, markets, exhibits, and for art grants.

When you apply to a juried show, market, or grant opportunity, you’re competing with dozens of other small artists, so your application must be on-point. What are some practices and techniques you can incorporate into your submission or application to increase your chances of making the cut?

Join us in conversation with regional market organizers and planners to learn their top tips for acceptance success.

Presented in partnership with 40 North.

About the Panelists: 

Anna Gutsch is the co-owner of NORDEN German Design Studio and Pipapo, a whimsical and sustainable jewelry design business. She is a co-organizer of the Mistletoe Market CU.

Joan Jach has been making and selling products for markets since 2010. She is the Farmer's Market Manager at The Land Connection and manages the Champaign Farmer's Market and the Champaign-Urbana Winter's Market. She would love to answer questions about how to present your best application for markets/fairs and share some "what not to do" scenarios.

Jordan Zech is the Retreat Center Manager at Allerton Park and Retreat Center where a variety of events and programs are offered to the public. Allerton utilizes artisans for a variety of our events, but Jordan’s favorite by far is the annual Holiday Showcase!

Mark David is the President of The Craft League of Champaign-Urbana. In addition to developing public awareness of the arts, the League encourages the exchange of information and ideas among local artists. They organize the Annual Craft League Art Fair.

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