SAC Mentor Program info

SAC Mentor Program Application Deadline

September 29, 2008:  Stage 2 & 3 Mentors
December 31, 2008:  Stage 1 Artist Assistants

The SAC Mentor Program, launched in 2005, offers assistance and training for emerging artists in marketing, legal and insurance issues, portfolio development, pricing, selling, and booth design. Central to the program is a multi-year association with CRAFTBOSTON.

Applications are currently being accepted for Stage 1, 2 and 3 of the Mentor Program. The deadline for Stage 1 is December 31, 2008, while the deadline for Stage 2 and 3 is September 29, 2008.

Stage 1: Artist Assistant
Eligibility:  Seniors enrolled in a BFA program; graduate students; or artists out of school less than four years.  Stage 1 can accept 4-6 participants.

Description:  This optional first stage of the mentor program is designed to introduce craft artists to a retail craft show and the SAC Mentor Program as an observer and assistant before committing to the exhibitor stages of the program. Stage 1 participants will attend a private studio visit with a CB exhibiting artist;  assist the artist with set-up, load out and some show hours
at CRAFTBOSTON; and attend select Mentor Program stage 2 &3  meetings.  Artist Assistants may also apply for an SAC or CB internship.

Stage 2: Mentor I
Eligibility:  Participants from Artist Assistant stage; and/or artists out of school less than five years.

Description:  Mentor I participants will learn how to prepare for a retail craft show by designing and implementing a cooperative SAC subsidized booth at CRAFTBOSTON 2009.  Each Mentor I participant will be required to pay $250 to participate; attend 2-4 meetings (in person or conference calls) to participate in training with professionals in the field on marketing, legal, insurance issues, portfolio development, pricing, selling and booth design.

Stage 3: Mentor II
Eligibility
:  Participated in the Mentor I program

Description:  Mentor II participants will be provided a solo subsidized 10' x 10' booth.  Each Mentor II participants will be required to pay $475 to participate.  Mentor II participants are required to attend 2-4 meetings (in person or conference calls) and assist Mentor I participants in the program.

To learn more and apply:
http://www.societyofcrafts.org/programs.asp

Please contact Sarah Cunningham with questions at
617-266-1810 or show@craftboston.org
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