ARTSGOGGLE ARTISTS

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IMPORTANT COVID NOTICE

WE’RE MOVING TO THE SPRING. In response to public health concerns and guided by our district’s health professionals, we have decided that we will not move forward with ArtsGoggle on October 16, 2021.


ArtsGoggle now has a NEW DATE: April 23, 2022.


All applications submitted prior to September 10, 2021 for artists, food vendors, venues and entertainers will be honored for the April date. Applications will remain open until February 15, 2022 and we encourage you to apply. With the extra time, we’re setting our sites on making this the best ArtsGoggle yet.

We are closely monitoring COVID conditions and public safety needs to ensure a thoughtful, successful, and safe ArtsGoggle for all as we continue planning. We remain in close contact with our Medical District’s public health experts in assessing conditions and trends as we move towards the spring. We appreciate your patience and partnership as we all navigate these COVID-related challenges. We encourage all to keep yourselves and each other safe by following guidance from your doctors and trusted public health professionals.

PARTICIPATING AS AN ARTIST

Artists are defined as visual artists working in studio arts. Painters, photographers, woodworkers, weavers, printmakers, sculptors, potters, jewelers, illustrators, and artists of all media may register online.


TO QUALIFY FOR ARTSGOGGLE:

  • You must be an artist selling or showcasing artwork that you have made. No MLM or corporate mass production work.

  • Your artwork must be deemed appropriate for a festival environment.

  • You must be in attendance the day of the event.

  • All artists, unless working as "collaborating artists" (see definition below) must apply individually even if you are planning to share a booth space.

  • You need to be aware of the supplies that you are required to bring to the festival, list below.

APPLY TO ARTSGOGGLE

DEADLINES

ARTIST APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2022 at 12PM

FEES

ARTIST APPLICATION FEE: $100

This is a non-refundable application fee and is the only fee to participate in ArtsGoggle if approved.

SLIGHT INCREASE IN ARTIST FEES Why did application fees increase from $90 in 2019 to $100 in 2022? Well, each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event and our efforts to make sure we are meeting the needs of participating artists. In order to keep up with the infrastructure demands of producing a high-quality event, your $100 application fee provides vital funding to support festival infrastructure, adequate security, communications, event promotions, signage, and more. Generators alone cost over $30,000 and the total ArtsGoggle production expenses now exceed $150,000. As a small non-profit, this is a significant cost to our organization. Your registration fee and the support of our sponsors make this day possible.

STUDENT DISCOUNT CODE Students and children may request a discounted application fee of $50. To qualify for this discounted rate, please email natalie@nearsouthsidefw.org with details about the age, schooling, and professional experience of the artist. If we are able to verify that the artist is a student or child, a promo code will be offered via email to discount your application rate to only $50.

INDOOR ARTIST DISCOUNT CODE If you have made private arrangements with an indoor venue for ArtsGoggle, then we are happy to extend a discounted artist registration fee of only $50 since we will not need to provide electricity or other infrastructure to you at the festival. PRIOR TO PURCHASING YOUR APPLICATION, please email megan@nearsouthsidefw.org to receive the Indoor Artist Discount Code by sharing the name of your indoor venue. Once you have the discount code, you can proceed to purchasing your ArtsGoggle application, and when completing your application you'll select "INSIDE A PRIVATE VENUE" when asked about your location preference.

LOCATIONS

ARTSGOGGLE IS PRIMARILY OUTDOORS ON MAGNOLIA AVENUE

Magnolia Avenue is the primary venue for artists at ArtsGoggle. We strongly suggest that you select this location for the festival if you do not already have arrangements for another location. ArtsGoggle closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Avenue to South Main Street, more than a mile in length, and opens the street to host more 1,000 art booths and two stages. This creates an exciting atmosphere that completely transforms the street into a vibrant public space and also provides a premium experience for artists participating outdoors.

ArtsGoggle site plan aligns all of the artists booths in the center of Magnolia Ave., with artist tents placed side-by-side and back-to-back. You may request either a 10' x 10' booth space or an expanded booth space of 10' x 20' for no additional charge. WE DO NOT PROVIDE THE TENT FOR THE ARTIST. Outdoor artists will be given street space and power for lighting, but all other supplies are the responsibility of the artist. Artist will be assigned to a specific block and will be given a scheduled arrival and set up time based on their assigned position on the street. Artists may request a specific block assignment in the application process. We will work to accommodate all artist requests but cannot guarantee that your request for a specific block can be fulfilled. Artists may also request the opportunity to participate on the same block as another registered artist with the festival. We will also work to ensure we fulfill these requests to our best ability.


WANTING TO PARTICIPATE INDOORS? LET'S TALK FIRST!

INDOOR ARTISTS RECEIVE A DISCOUNT WHEN APPLYING BUT MUST CONTACT MANAGEMENT FOR A PROMO CODE BEFORE CHECKING OUT.

If you check out without that promo code, you will not receive the discount after the fact and we will not issue a refund. We strongly encourage all artists to participate outdoors on Magnolia Avenue, as this is the primary event site at ArtsGoggle, unless you have already made arrangements with a private venue in the Near Southside to host your art indoors. Indoor venues that are located along Magnolia Avenue often have great for traffic but participating at that venue means the artist must make all venue arrangements directly with the venue.

All participating venues must also register using the "venue application" in order to host an artist and be listed in the ArtsGoggle program. Participating as an official ArtsGoggle venue is free for Near Southside, Inc. Members and is $100 for non-member venues. Please make sure your venue is aware of this when discussing participation with them. Please make sure your venue is also registered for the festival prior to February 15, 2022 when registration closes.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: ARTIST APPLICATION

STEP 1

Click HERE to enter the Near Southside User Portal.

  • For new users, create a login and password for our Near Southside portal. You will receive an email to activate your account. You can then return to the User Portal to get started.
  • For 2019 returning artists, please use the same email and password you have used in previous years.
  • If you are not sure if you have an account, try submitting your email and password. If your username isn't found, you have not registered with our system. If it is found but your password is incorrect, you may need to reset your password and can do so following the instructions provided. Or if your username is recognized and your password entered is correct, you'll automatically be logged in and taken to the User Portal Dashboard.


STEP 2

Purchase the ArtsGoggle Artist Application using our safe online payment system. Please note, your ArtsGoggle application payment will show up on your statement as HISTORIC SOUTHSIDE, INC. (the original name of our company before we began using the dba Near Southside Arts).

  • You'll be asked to give very brief contact information details prior to checking out that will ensure your purchased application is connected to your user account.
  • Reminder, if you are using a student discount code or indoor artist discount code you'll want to enter it and update your cart before checking out. Please make sure the price is correct before completing your transaction.
  • Reminder, this is a non-refundable application fee and is the only fee to participate in ArtsGoggle if approved unless you are requesting a space larger than 20' x 10'.


STEP 3

Complete your ArtsGoggle Artist Application before February 15, 2022 at Noon. The earlier, the better.

Now that you have purchased the application, it will always be accessible to you from your user portal. You'll be able to return to your ArtsGoggle Artist Application at your convenience to finalize the details of your ArtsGoggle participation so long as you submit it prior to February 15, 2022 at noon.

Using the application, we'll ask you for:

  • Your contact information for administrative use
  • Your information to be published in the official ArtsGoggle digital program
  • A well written but BRIEF artist statement that helps the public understand and gain interest in your work
  • Work sample images in .jpeg format, minimum of 6 and a maximum of 11

Using the application, you'll be able to:

  • Request a specific block preference
  • Let us know if you are being hosted by an indoor venue
  • Request a 10' x 10' or 20' x 10' space reservation
  • Let us know if you are planning to share a booth with another artist
  • Request to be located near another participating artist
  • Request a specific arrival time (either Group A 8:00am or Group B 9:30am)
  • Request to face north or south, which we should note will determine your arrival time
  • Tell us about your power needs

Artists who do not complete their application prior to February 15, 2022 at noon will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

COLLABORATING VS. SHARING


ALL ARTISTS MUST REGISTER, regardless if you are sharing a booth.


COLLABORATING ARTISTS CAN APPLY TOGETHER USING ONE APPLICATION WITH BOTH NAMES LISTED - If the artwork shown is the EQUAL collaborative effort of two artists, you may apply only once using both names so long as each of the artists are not representing artworks made independent of the other artist. For example, if your artwork is knives and one artist makes the metal blade and the other artists makes the wooden handle, you are considered collaborators and can use a single application. Basically, do you both contribute to each individual piece of work shown? If so, register using one application with both names. If not, both artists must register separately. If you are artists who show together regularly (such as partners often do) where one artist makes wooden bowls and the other artist makes metal sculptures, then you must register separately even if you are planning to share a booth. We do not charge "booth fees" but instead only charges "application fees" that are required for each participating artist regardless of how much space they take up at the festival. There is no additional fee to participate if accepted. We are representing artists, not space.


SHARING A BOOTH? APPLY SEPARATELY AND SHOW TOGETHER - We welcome artists to share a booth/tent space if you wish. When filling out your application you will be able to indicate that you would like to share a booth and you can also tell us which artist you are planning on sharing with. We promise we will pair the two sharing artists together so that you receive the same block assignment, arrival time, and single reserved space so that there is no confusion for your arrival and set up instructions. To make this possible, it is critical that both artists should indicate the same “sharing” plans on their individual applications. We require that both participating artists, regardless of sharing, register for the event. We do not charge "booth fees" but instead only charges "application fees" that are required for each participating artist regardless of how much space they take up at the festival. There is no additional fee to participate if accepted. We are representing artists, not space.

THE FINE PRINT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be completed and submitted for review by noon on February 15, 2022. There will be NO EXTENSION offered and artists who do not complete their application on time will forfeit their position at ArtsGoggle with no refund.

DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2022

HOURS: Noon to 10pm

SET UP: Artist set up begins as early as 8:00am, depending on your assigned block.


FEE: $100 PER ARTIST non-refundable application fee. This is the only fee to participate in ArtsGoggle. Each year as ArtsGoggle grows, so do the operating costs of the event. The event has grown from 62 artists in 2013 to hosting more than 1,000 artists across more than 20 blocks and two miles of street closed to traffic in 2019. In order to keep up with the infrastructure demands of producing a high-quality event, your $90 application/participation fee provides vital funding to support for festival infrastructure, adequate security, communications, event promotions, signage, and more. In 2019, generators alone cost over $30,000 and the total ArtsGoggle production expenses to now exceed $150,000. The 2019 ArtsGoggle attracted more than 70,000 patrons and we anticipate an equally large crowd this year. Your $100 helps us make this possible. Help us, help you have a great show.



THE ART SHOWN MUST BE MADE BY THE ARTIST PRESENT
Please do not apply if you are selling factory-made or mass-produced items. No direct sales or multi-level marketing companies allowed. Applications such as these will be rejected without refund. Art that is clearly not the original work of the artist, that is imported or purchased from a wholesaler or artwork that is deemed inappropriate (example: discriminatory or offensive) by Management will not be considered, and if it is identified during the festival the artist/booth attendant will be asked to leave without refund. There is no minimum or maximum for the number of works shown. Please use good judgement in providing enough artwork to have a strong presence but not so much that it overwhelms our booth, venue or the patrons. Simply put, ArtsGoggle only allows for the sale of artwork made by the artist presenting it at the festival. Reproductions of your own artwork, such as prints or giclée, are accepted.

TO QUALIFY FOR ARTSGOGGLE:

· You must be an artist selling or showcasing artwork that you have made. No MLM or corporate mass-production work.

  • Your artwork must be deemed appropriate for a festival environment.
  • You must be in attendance the day of the event.
  • All artists must apply individually even if you are planning to share a booth space.
  • You need to be aware of the supplies that you are required to bring to the festival that will be provided in writing if your application is approved for participation.


ELECTRICITY: ArtsGoggle provides generators throughout the Magnolia Avenue OUTDOOR festival site for and will coordinate a power connection for each artist during set up. We are able to provide a sufficient amount of power for each artist to have LED booth lights (we strongly recommend using LED lights if possible) and to charge ONE small electronic device. Our power supply is not sufficient for items with motors, fans or for booths needing a substantial amount of lighting. If you would like to discuss additional power accommodations, please make sure to detail this request on your application. Artists participating at ArtsGoggle at an indoor venue should discuss power arrangements directly with the venue.



ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING TENT AND ALL DISPLAY ITEMS NEEDED. This includes tents, tables, chairs, lights, hanging surfaces, etc. We do not provide tents, tables or chairs to artists. You will be responsible for bringing your own lighting, power strips and extension cords as well.


CULINARY ARTISTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELL FOOD FOR CONSUMPTION AT ARTSGOGGLE. All food items must be packaged for consumption AFTER the event. For example, homemade jam, packaged spice rubs, or bottled sauces are allowed to register as Culinary Artists. Homemade cookies, toffee, or popcorns are NOT allowed to register as Culinary Artist because they can be easily eaten on site and should instead register as Food Vendors using a different application. Food sales for consumption at the event are the exclusive right of the ArtsGoggle food vendors who pay $250 to participate. If you would like to participate as an ArtsGoggle food vendor, please apply using that application.


NO SUBSTITUTIONS
Artist positions cannot be transferred, sublet, franchised or sold to any other person, nor can they be shared with another independent artist without written approval.


APPLICATION APPROVAL
Acceptance and non-acceptance of applications will be at the sole discretion of ArtsGoggle Management and will be based on the information given by the applicant on their application, meeting with approval the expectation for quality, diversity and artistic merit.

CREDIT CARD STATEMENT Please note, your ArtsGoggle application payment will show up on your statement as HISTORIC SOUTHSIDE, INC. (the original name of our company before we began using the dba Near Southside Arts)


CANCELLATIONS Notification of non-attendance is required. If no notification is given the artist will be prohibited from participating in all future events. Your $100 application fee will not be refunded, as this is not a participation fee but instead an application fee, so even with notice of cancellation we cannot provide refunds.

WEATHER POLICY Management is not responsible for adverse weather conditions so there are NO REFUNDS FOR THIS REASON. The event will operate in varying weather conditions and artist must be prepared for adverse weather. Depending on the severity of the weather forecast, ArtsGoggle Management reserves the right to delay the event opening, close early, cancel the event, or postpone to another date for the safety of all involved. If ArtsGoggle is delayed, cancelled, or postponed due to weather all artists will be notified via email with as much advanced notice as possible. We understand the amount of time, effort and money that is required to participate in an event such as ArtsGoggle and greatly appreciate your commitment. All decisions will be made keeping in mind the substantial investments that are made by participating artist, food vendors, sponsors, entertainers, venues and volunteers. PLEASE, we cannot stress this enough, please keep your phone or other devices charged and handy so that you are able to monitor your email beginning 72 hours prior to ArtsGoggle and during the event. Artists who have work that is especially vulnerable to weather must use their best judgment about the risks of participating in an outdoor event. If an artist should choose not to participate due to adverse weather conditions, we request that the artist notify management via email. Management will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury whatsoever resulting from adverse weather conditions.

QUESTIONS?

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