CALL TO ARTISANS
Deadline for submissions: Friday, July 9
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3S Artspace invites applications from qualified artisans to apply for the 3rd Form + Function artisan fair.

Form + Function will be held Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH.

For this intimate and selective two-day event, 3S Artspace presents original work by 25 unique and talented craftspeople to the greater Seacoast community. Our past events were met with great enthusiasm from the public, from participating artisans (re: event management, attendance, audience engagement, and sales) and we are already fielding many inquiries about the show's return.

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Criteria: Work will be considered from all major arts and crafts categories. Artisans will be selected based on originality, quality, fit with the Seacoast market, and availability of space. Only original, hand-crafted work by the exhibitor will be considered. Artisans must be present at fair.

About the venue: Booths will be present throughout 3S in the Performance Space, Gallery, and lobby. Live music will be featured at this free event, and our bar will have brunch-style cocktails, beer, and wine on offer. On-site restaurant, Barrio, serving tacos for brunch and dinner will add to the festivity.

Selection/Jury Process: The jury will notify all applicants of their status no later than July 23.

Application Requirements: One image of your complete display and three images representing the works for sale at the show.

Submission Fee: A $10.00 submission fee is required for those wishing to apply. This is non-refundable and supports our non-profit arts center.

Spaces: 6 x 10' booth space.

Space Fees: Space fees will be $225/weekend and will be due within one week of an acceptance notice.

Sales: Artisans process and retain 100% of sales.

Expected Attendance: This is our 3rd Form + Function fair, and the first since the AC Marriott Portsmouth opened next door. Prior to the development of our neighborhood, we hosted over 2,000 attendees and we expect this number to increase. The AC hotel is operating at full capacity, and travel demand has increased since the relaxing of restrictions related to the pandemic, and Portsmouth continues to be a major center of cultural tourism. We are within walking distance of new public parking facilities (and updated sidewalks), the heart of downtown Portsmouth, and many additional hotels. We present to over 25,000 audience members each year and you can count on us to market this event for success.

More information can be found on the submissions page.
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