PROGRAM DETAILS & TERMS
The Studio Workshop Program is an initiative by Bethel Arts and downtown property owners to provide active, creative spaces for Bethel artists and the community. The studio workshop will promote economic development and help to stimulate downtown Bethel, and will consist of an artist studio, gallery and classroom.
Artists will work in the space, interact with the community, exhibit and sell their work, work with high school interns, and be responsible for general care and cleaning of the space. The artists will donate 35% of their sales to Bethel Arts.
In order to participate in the studio workshop program, prospective artists must complete this application and submit a portfolio of their work and a proposal that includes:
- proposal for use of space (3-4 paragraphs max)
- four references
- curriculum vitae that includes any shows, museums, and galleries; and
- Because our internship program is a major initiative, the proposal must include a draft curriculum that incorporates intern participation.
Willingness to teach and to work within the context of Bethel Arts’ mission is regarded more highly than career achievement.
The selection process will be conducted by a separate panel consisting of members of the Bethel Arts Committee, the high school art faculty, and of the Bethel community. It will be anonymous, removing biases of race, age, and sex. Successful applicants must consent to and complete a background check, including finger printing.
In return, Bethel Arts will:
- provide free studio space with complete access,
- market the artists through local media, and
- sponsor a three-week showing of their work.
Artists selected to participate must insure their artwork or, if they elect not to insure it, agree to hold Bethel Arts harmless for any loss or damage. Bethel Arts reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time.