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Call Out | Black Arts Market

CALL OUT FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Regional Arts NSW is the proud sponsor of the second Black Arts Market, a key event in the program of Corroboree Sydney 2014.

Intended to showcase the curated works of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and cultural entrepreneurs from across New South Wales, we are now calling for expressions of interest from regional artists. Invited stallholders will be able to display and sell their products, ranging from artworks, home wares and design, to bush foods, body products, and medicines, along with music and literature.

The Market will be held in a prominent Sydney city location over the weekend of Saturday November 29 and Sunday November 30, 2014 as part of the festival which draws together nine of Sydney’s leading arts organisations, including Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, Bangarra Dance Theatre, Blackfella Films, Koori Radio 93.7FM, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, State Library of NSW and the Sydney Opera House.

 

GUIDELINES 

The Black Arts Market is a curated event and Corroboree Sydney is seeking EOI from artists and cultural entrepreneurs in the Sydney region and regional New South Wales. Groups of artists may also consider sharing a stall. As this is a subsidised event, applicants for Corroboree Sydney’s Black Arts Market need to demonstrate that their product is high quality and original and fully complete the EOI. Successful EOI will demonstrate a strong artistic and design aesthetic, with a pricing structure that reflects the context of a market. Products of an innovative nature are encouraged as well as work that focuses on traditional practices unique to NSW communities.

 

SUPPORT FOR STALLHOLDERS

Corroboree Sydney will provide financial assistance towards travel, accommodation and freight, where appropriate and at its discretion. Corroboree Sydney will also assist with insurance and the market stall will be provided at no cost to successful applicants. Corroboree Sydney does not retain any commission from sales. EFTPOS and credit card facilities will be available to assist stallholders with sales.

Expressions of Interest should include background information and contact details. Images for each artist and a description of products, price range and stock levels must accompany all EOI.

Expressions of Interest close on Friday May 16, 2014. Successful applicants will contacted on or before Friday May 30, 2014.

 

ENQUIRIES ONLY

 Anthony Walker

Aboriginal Arts Development Officer, Regional Arts NSW

Phone: 02 9270 2501

 

Email or post your completed EOI to Corroboree Sydney (not RANSW)

email: blackartsmarket@corroboreesydney.com.au

Black Arts Market, Corroboree Sydney

c/- Bangarra Dance Theatre

Pier 4/5, 15 Hickson Road

Walsh Bay NSW 2000