For Artists

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPEN MAY 1-29, 2017

FOR ARTISTS - Join us for the 21st Annual Culture Crawl!
November 16-19, 2017

 

WHEN

  • November 16-17, Thursday and Friday, 5pm - 10pm
  • November 18-19, Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 6pm

WHERE
In your studio, located within the Eastside Culture Crawl boundaries: Columbia Street to Victoria Drive and First Avenue to the waterfront. 

REGISTRATION DETAILS
Please note: If you are a returning artist your online presence is deactivated as of May 1, 2017. Once you have registered your artist information will be back online.

  • 2017 Early Bird Registration runs May 1 to May 29, 2017 - $135 + GST ($6.75)
  • Register AFTER Monday, May 29th at 5PM - $175 + GST (8.75)
  • Artists registering after September 22 will not be listed in the printed program.  Artists can register up to Nov 16th but will not be able to access any technical support services after November 10th, 2017 at 5pm.

For RETURNING artists:

  • LOGIN to your account to register online 
  • Once you have paid the registration fee you will be able to update your online artist profile

For NEW Artists:

  • CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT then submit a New Artist Application.  Applications can take several days to process
  • If your application is approved you will be able to register as a Culture Crawl artist
  • Once you have paid the registration fee you must fill in your online artist profile
  • PLEASE NOTE:  applications that do not have a studio address in the Crawl area and/or are not artists working in their studios will not be reviewed

Online Payment
If you pay online, your Culture Crawl registration will automatically be activated. Online payment is via PayPal (through PayPal you will also have the option to pay by credit card). 

Paying by cheque
If you pay by cheque it will take a few days to activate your registration.  Please make cheques payable to ECCS.  Cheques may be mailed or dropped of at either of these 2 locations:

     716 E Hastings St
     Vancouver, BC  V6A 1R5
     Please note this is our new office address.  If no one is in the office please put payment through the mail-slot

     #108-1000 Parker St
     Vancouver, BC  V6A 2H2
     Please leave in the locked mailbox outside the office door

Any questions and/or technical difficulties please contact us at:

Tel 778-379-4545
 or Email admin@culturecrawl.ca

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Welcome visitors to your studio.
  • Expand your fan base by introducing your art to festival attendees.
  • Deepen your relationship with fans by telling them about your creative process, work and answering their questions.
  • Create a lasting memory. People are more likely to promote an artist they’ve met and liked.

*Please note that selling your work is an artists' choice and responsibility.

Reach a large audience

  • Get discovered by 50,000 website visitors and numerous event attendees.
  • Benefit from over $100,000 worth of media coverage.
  • Use a discounted rate when advertising in the Georgia Straight.
  • Promotion via 25,000 copies of a professionally designed, printed and distributed program guide.
  • Eligibility for preview shows.
  • Individual artist page on the Crawl website.
  • Send two announcements per year via the Crawl's social media channels (5700 Twitter followers, 6600 Facebook fans, 2400 Instagram followers, and 3000 email subscribers).

Other benefits

  • Membership in the Eastside Culture Crawl Society.
  • Join a community of professional artists who inspire and support each other.
  • Participate in workshops offered throughout the year.
  • Participate in the Studio 101 program for elementary school students.
  • Benefit from the work the Eastside Culture Crawl staff and volunteers do. 

 

KEY DATES FOR 2017

April 30                   

  • Attend the Eastside Culture Crawl Society Annual General Meeting 

May 1 - 29

  • Early Bird Discount Rate Registration for the 2017 Eastside Culture Crawl.

August 26 - 5pm

  • Refund deadline.  You are eligible for a refund up to August 26. There will be a $35 administration processing fee.

September 15 - 5pm

  • Deadline to submit your information to the Crawl's publicity team for media consideration.  You must be registered for 2017 to make a submission

September 22 - 5pm

  • Deadline to be included in the printed program. You can still register after this date and you will still appear in our online artist listings.

October 14

  • Update your profile and images on the Eastside Culture Crawl website.

November 10th - 5pm

  • Final deadline for NEW artists to submit applications.  RETURNING artists may register up until the Culture Crawl weekend, but please note that November 10 is the deadline to receive technical support and/or admin assistance with registration.

 

CRITERIA

Here you will find important information regarding eligibility to participate for 2016. Please take the time to review the details. The Crawl Festival is focused exclusively on professional artists in their own studios, producing unique works of art. The Selection Committee is guided by standards of professionalism similar to, for example, Canadian Artist Representation/Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC), the Canada Council, and the Craft Council of British Columbia (CCBC).

  1. To be a participating artist in the Eastside Culture Crawl your studio must be within our boundaries. (Columbia Street to Victoria Drive & First Ave to the waterfront).
  2. You may not sublet or rent out your studio to others during Crawl hours.  The Eastside Culture Crawl is a public studio visit with artists in their own workspace.
  3. Your artwork must be one of a kind and created by you. Mass produced work, food manufacturers and culinary arts are ineligible.
  4. You can only promote and sell work you have created.
  5. Each artist registers individually regardless of whether the work is a collaboration, collective etc. If you are operating under a business name and/or collective with more then one artist, each artist must register.
  6. See "Artists Agreement" for further details and responsibilities.  This must be read and agreed to before you can register for the Eastside Culture Crawl.
  7. The Eastside Culture Crawl does not allow you to serve alcohol during Crawl hours.
  8. You must be open during the Crawl hours and in your own studio. 

 

NEW ARTISTS:
Create a new account and then fill out the new artist application form

NEW BUILDINGS:
Contact the Eastside Culture Crawl administration. If your studio is in a residential apartment building you will need to obtain permission from the landlord and/or manager of the building.

RETURNING ARTISTS:
Go to register online

REFUNDS: You are eligible for a refund up to August 26. There will be a $35 administration processing fee.

IF YOUR STUDIO IS NOT WITHIN THE CATCHMENT AREA OR YOU DO NOT MEET THE OTHER CRITERIA YOUR PROFILE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE WEBSITE. YOU WILL BE CHARGED A $35 ADMINISTRATION FEE TO COVER THE COST OF PROCESSING. After August 26, there will be no refunds.