I applied for the Arkansas Arts Council Arts on Tour Roster. I was contacted to interview to be an Arts on Tour artist. I put together a sample packet for the interview as well as a presentation.
Included in the sample packet:
Artist Business Card
CD of Artworks
Portfolio Contact Sheet (a page with the art images as thumbnails)
Exhibition Postcard (Sample)
Exhibition Agreement (Sample)
A list of the local galleries and community spaces to exhibit
The first 5-10 minutes of the interview was an informal demonstration with the rest of the time used to discuss programming ideas and marketing/promotional plans. Based on the presentation and the responses in the interview, the review panel decided whether or not I would be a candidate for the Arkansas Arts Council to sponsor through the Arts on Tour roster beginning July 2015.
I met with the Arkansas Arts Council Review Panel for an artist interview. I put together a PowerPoint presentation of my work. However, the panel interviews were held on the first floor of the same building that my work was already being shown. Instead of using the PowerPoint presentation, we all went upstairs to the Attorney General’s Office and I gave a walking tour presentation of the work.
I was contacted by the Arkansas Arts Council Grant Programs Manager that a consensus vote by the panelists determined that I should be included as one of the Arts on Tour Roster artist for 2015-2016. The Arts on Tour program offers grant money to reimburse galleries part of the payed exhibitions.