LINDSAY STEAD
FEATURED MEMBER

Lindsay’s work is heavily influenced by traditional quilts, both in design and process. Her work is based on traditional patterns that she adapts by scale, asymmetry, solid colours, and the use of negative space to create contemporary pieces.

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Craft Ontario + SMAQ Application

Craft Ontario is thrilled to provide an opportunity for four craft professional members to participate in the 2019 Salon des Metiers d'Art Quebec, from December 6th to 15th at the Place Bonaventure in Montreal!

Craft Ontario will be at SMAQ to promote professional craft in Ontario, and the four selected applicants will have their work sold through the Craft Ontario-branded booth!

Participation in SMAQ, the largest exhibition and sale of professional craft in Canada, will allow members to broaden their audience and reach a clientele outside of Ontario. We have heard from members that they are looking for ways to expand their markets, and we are excited to take first steps with the Salon in exploring these kinds of opportunities.

Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support through a Market Development Project grant. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, September 20, 2019, 11:59 EST

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following criteria:

- Maintain a professional craft practice in Ontario
- Have an active Craft Ontario Professional membership
- Be able to adhere to the timeline below
- Be able to provide enough inventory of market-ready work for a 10-day exhibition
- Be willing to provide input on a collaborative booth design

We are asking applicants to submit a coherent body of work that represents their professional practice and that is market-ready. This can include production work, one-of-a-kind work, or a combination of both. Works in all craft media are encouraged.

Applications will be juried according to quality of technique and creative expression, alongside the strength of submitted work as a coherent body representing the applicant's current practice. Craft Ontario welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities, with diverse cultural backgrounds, and with locations of work that are outside the Greater Toronto Area.

FEES

There is no application fee, and Craft Ontario will cover the expenses of booth fees and design, shipping, sales processing, staffing and promotion. Selected applicants will also have the opportunity to participate onsite during the show, with a portion of travel and accommodation expenses covered. Selected applicants will be asked to agree to a 15% commission for any work sold during the exhibition.

TIMELINE

  • Application deadline: Friday, September 20th, 11:59 pm EST.
  • Successful applicants will be notified on Friday, October 11, 2019.
  • Applicants will be required to provide input on the booth design in late October.
  • All work must be completed, packed and delivered to Craft Ontario by December 1, 2019. We understand the timing on this application is tight, but please ensure that you can meet the deadlines and merchandise criteria when you apply.
  • The Salon booth will take place December 6th-15th. Selected applicants are not required to be on site.

APPLICATION FORM

Craft Ontario & SMAQ

 

Please contact Liz Durden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about this opportunity or application process!

Who We Are

Formerly the Ontario Crafts Council, Craft Ontario is a not-for-profit service organization that works to have craft recognized as a valuable part of life. We promote and celebrate professional craft through providing member opportunities, and advocate for craft practice by educating and empowering diverse audiences.