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Application Form

Basic Information

Example: 304-555-5555
Provide 4 - 12 sentences about yourself as a practicing artist or creative. Write in first person (“I am a painter and illustrator...”). Include information such as: types of creative work you practice; where you are from; where you are today; what motivated you to begin your creative practice or business; relevant education and certifications, training and practice; accolades and awards; and study with well-known creatives. See How to Write the Artist’s Biography by Renee Phillips for additional direction.
Please format as: B.A. Graphic Design (Marshall University), M.F.A. Studio Art (West Virginia University) -or- Certification Name (Institution). Please include any special training, apprenticeships, workshops and classes, etc. as part of your "Biography" above.

Creative Business Information

If your business name is the same as your personal name, leave this field blank.
For Artist Statements: Provide 4 - 12 sentences about your artwork. Write in first person. Include information such as what motivates or inspires your work; a vivid description of your style or the types of work you produce; and overall vision, approach, philosophy or attitude toward your work. See How to Write Your Artist Statement by Renee Phillips for prompt questions and Sample Artist Statements from Artstudy.org.

For Business Descriptions: Provide 4 - 12 sentences about your creative business. Write in third person when referring to your business, and in first person when referring to yourself ("Mountaineer Brand was founded in 2013 when I was searching for a high quality, moderately priced beard oil…").
Example: http://www.tamarackfoundation.org
Example: http://www.facebook.com/TamarackFoundation/
Example: http://twitter.com/TamarackFound
Example: http://www.instagram.com/tamarackfoundation/

Creative Practice & Skills Information

Select the type of art or creative work that you are currently practicing or offering for sale through your creative business.
Select each type of creative practice that you have expertise and training in, regardless of whether or not it is a part of your primary practice today.
Important! Before adding images, click the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the page now. This will ensure your writing and selections thus far are saved in our system.

Images

Please provide 1 - 3 images that accurately depict your work plus 1 image of yourself.

When selecting images, please select the largest file sizes available to you. Images will be resized automatically and will not be displayed at a size that is clearly reproducible in print. Technical requirements provided below.

No photography with text or copy overlaid on top of the image, please (with the exception of small watermarks).
1 product image required. Minimum requirements: 425 pixels high; 300 dpi preferred. Allowed image types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size 8 MB.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Minimum requirements: 425 pixels high; 300 dpi preferred. Allowed image types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size 8 MB.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
Minimum requirements: 425 pixels high; 300 dpi preferred. Allowed image types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size 8 MB.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
1 image of yourself (not including product images) is required. Professional headshot preferred, but not required. Please select a photo where you are the primary subject (no distracting background elements, people, animals, etc.). Minimum requirements: 250 x 250 pixels; 300 dpi, square format preferred. Allowed image types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .gif. Maximum file size 8 MB.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB
If you have large images, it may take a moment for them to upload after you submit or update your profile. Please do not close this page until you are re-directed to the page that confirms your application has been submitted.


Having trouble with a question? Email Operations Manager Domenica Queen at [email protected] with your thoughts.

By submitting your application, you help us to verify that you meet the following basic requirements. You are: 18 years of age or older and a legal West Virginia resident; producing original work in the visual arts (including fine art and craft) or design sectors; and producing aforementioned work in West Virginia. We will keep in touch with you via email regarding your application status.

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