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ArtsApp Criteria and Application

 

 Participation in the Arts App includes:

•    An individual landing page with text and a picture
•    Links to your business/personal website, phone number, directions through Google Maps (or other mapping          program)
•    Directory listings by name and medium
•    A QR code for your individual landing page, and a marker showing your business site on the main map
•    Participants are guaranteed postings in the events calendar, as well as the opportunity to submit special             events that involve more than one studio or gallery
•    We will be posting news from participants in the New and Noteworthy section
•    The Arts App allows for information to be changed on the landing page, such as hours, initially by program          staff and eventually by the participants


The criteria for participation in the Arts App:

1. The focus is on authenticity and quality. Priority is given to promoting work created on Martha’s Vineyard.  Participants must emphasize locally made art and products.  For galleries, American made art can be featured.  Sites that feature 20% or more foreign imports (number of items, not worth) will not be included.

2. Participants should provide interpretation that gives the visitor an experience through exhibits, written materials, demonstrations, ability to view the working studio, conversations with customers, etc. 

3. Locations must be easy to access and visitor-friendly. If the participant is a residence, it must have a separate business entrance that is well-marked, and street numbers must be on the mailbox or house. All sites must be safe, clean and tidy. For example: business with pets must be conscientious about visitors’ sensitivities; work areas where injury may occur should be made safe for visitors/observers by screening off area or providing safety goggles, etc. We encourage business owners to carry adequate liability insurance.

4.  Participants are expected to keep the information on their landing page current.  We ask that the information be reviewed monthly at a minimum.  Special events and other activities that should be listed in the news or upcoming events section need to be submitted in a timely way.  This will be determined as the app becomes live.

5.  Participants are requested to include the provided QR codes on any printed materials developed and to include a link to your Arts App landing page on your business website.

6.  Participants are encouraged to attend the seminar series this winter on an array of technology strategies that can be used to expand your marketing. 

The deadline for initial enrollment is November 30th, 2012.


Cost for Martha’s Vineyard participants:

•    For active members of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce the cost is $75 in addition to their paid membership dues.  Year two rates will be the standard rates for their business type and will include app maintenance. 

•    For those not currently Martha’s Vineyard Chamber members but interested in both the app and marketing benefits of Chamber membership the costs are:


o    $150 Listing Membership is a limited membership that includes participation in the app through December 31, 2013, a bold listing in the Island Book, a listing in the Travel Guide and on the Chamber’s website.  Eligible participants include: individual artists, not for profit venues, centers, associations, artist coops, galleries and shops 

o    $299 + $75 Full Membership includes participation in the app, and a complete benefit package, live links, referrals, promotion and advertising opportunities with the Chamber.

If you would like additional information on the benefits of membership with the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, please email Ellen Gaskill Ellen@mvy.com.










Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 1698, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568  Tel:  508.693.0085



 

2013 APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION

Business Name*: __________________________________________________

Name of Artist(s)*: _________________________________________________

Contact Name*: _¬__________________________________________________

Street Address*:

______________________________________________________________________

Mailing Address:  (if different)

______________________________________________________________________

For the purpose of MCC Grant reporting, how many people are employed at your business*? _____

Phone 1*: ____________________________Phone 2:__________________________

Email*: ________________________________________

Fax: ______________________________

Website: ____________________________________________________________________

Are you open year round?  ___Yes   ___No

Please Indicate your business hours for your landing page (must be no more than two lines)

______________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

Twitter link (If applicable): _______________________________________________________ 

Facebook link (If applicable): ______________________________________________________

1.     Where do you display and sell your work? (Check all that apply):
__ Gallery         __ Personal Studio        __ Personal Website   
__ Home        __ Art/Craft Shows        __Commercial Shop
       
2.     Types of Art Displayed and/or Sold at Your Site:
__ Clay            __ Painting         __ Photography        __ Sculpture
__ Jewelry        __ Wood        __ Glass             __ Fiber
__ Maritime Arts    __ Metal        __ Printmaking            __Furniture                __ Decorative Arts    __ Performance Arts    __ Museum            __Arts Center

For Individual Artists:

3.    Do you have a physical space where people can come to view your work?
    ___ Yes         ___ No

4.     If your studio or shop is a home business, does it have a separate entrance from your residence?
___ Yes         ___ No

5.     Can people see you create your art where you sell it?  ___Yes         ___No

6.     If you sell your art at a local gallery, which one(s)?  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will guide the final peer review process. For that, it is helpful for us to know if your art has been juried for any show or exhibit.  Please indicate what year and what organization.  (One example is sufficient)¬¬¬¬¬

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For Galleries: 
7.    Please write below the names of artists represented at your site. 

________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________

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8.    What percentage of art displayed and sold is made locally (If applicable)?
___20%           ___40%        ___60%      ___80%          ___100%

For Centers: 

9.    What services do you offer for visitors? (Check all that apply):
___ Special Events         ___ Classes            ___ Tours   
___ Gallery Space        ___ Art/Craft Shows        ___ Gift Shop

___ Other (Please Elaborate) _____________________________________________________________

Do you charge admission (If applicable)? ___ No ___ Yes.  How much? ________

10. Please provide a clear and concise description of your work for your profile page.*
Please limit to 150 words. We suggest 3 small paragraphs (1-3 sentences each); one about the artist/gallery, one about the mediums used/type of art shown, and one about any unique aspect to your site that you feel should be highlighted.

Past participants in the Arts and Artisans Trails Guide, if you would like to use your current description, please leave a note below stating so.

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Photographs

Pictures will be included on the app for each participating artist/organization.  Please send up to 6 photos of your art or site to nick@capecodchamber.org – include your location/artist name in the subject line.

It is recommended that pictures be between 800x800px and 2048x2048px. Jpg format is preferred, but png and gif are also acceptable.

A Profile/Main Picture will be used as a header on your landing page, so a wide flat image is recommended with a ratio of about 320px wide by 105px high.

We understand that it may be difficult for some to send pictures with these dimensional requirements, so please send what you have -- the higher resolution the better.

Participation Statement

I have read the Criteria and Cost and believe that my business meets the criteria for inclusion in the ArtsApp. If it is determined that my business does not meet the required criteria, I understand my fee will be refunded in a timely manner. Further, I understand that by signing this form I am agreeing to participate in the mobile ArtsApp.  I also understand that, if deemed necessary, I will be contacted by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce to schedule a site visit and answer any outstanding questions they may have.

The sponsors (Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Coastal Community Capital, the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce)  reserve the right to make the final determination of sites for the app, therefore I understand my willingness to participate does not guarantee selection in the app.

¬¬¬By signing, I agree to the criteria, payment and participation as outlined above:

___________________________________________ Date ________________

Payment

Please submit your payment with your completed application. 

_______I am currently a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce and my cost is $75 in addition to my paid membership dues.  
I am not a member of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, but would like to join:
________ $150 Listing Membership is a limited membership that includes participation in the app through December 31, 2013, a bold listing in the Island Book, a listing in the Travel Guide and on the Chamber’s website.  Eligible participants include: individual artists, not for profit venues, centers, associations, artist coops, galleries and shops 
_________$299 + $75 Full Membership includes participation in the app, and a complete benefit package, live links, referrals, promotion and advertising opportunities with the Chamber.
 
Ellen Gaskill at the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce 508.693.0085 ext. 10 or  Nick Mavroides at  nick@capecodchamber.org with any questions.





 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1698, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568  Tel:  508.693.0085


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