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2022 Arts at the Armory
Call to Artists!
The deadline for this application is Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 11:59 pm.
Hello, Artists and Creatives!
Arts at the Armory is an arts market for Tacoma-based artists and creatives who would like to share and/or sell their work with the community, side by side with other creatives, all under the roof of the Tacoma Armory. This event is sponsored by Tacoma Arts Live.
The event will be held Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, inside the spacious 20,000 square foot Tacoma Armory (1001 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405). Artists and creatives can choose to participate on Saturday, Sunday, or both days. This event is free and family friendly.
Tacoma artists and creatives, working in all artistic disciplines and mediums, are invited to apply for this unique interactive arts experience. Artistic disciplines and mediums include, but are not limited to: music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, literary, video, design, digital, and dance.
Participating artists and creatives will be assigned a maximum of a 10’x10’ space (table and chair provided, if requested in advance), where they can share/demonstrate their work and talk about their creative practice with the general public. While not required, artists and creatives can have work for sale; no commission will be taken on any sales and artists and creatives will handle any sale of their work directly. Each participating artist and creative is required to actively promote Arts at the Armory to their own contacts; we will provide publicity materials for this use. Artists and creatives are not required to provide a hands-on experience or demonstration at this event. There is no fee to apply and/or participate in Arts at the Armory.
Each artist and creative will be responsible for setting up, being present, staffing, and tearing down their own space. All displays and set ups must be freestanding (no wall attachments allowed) and fit within the allotted space. No open flames are allowed. Artists and creatives are not allowed to provide and/or sell food or beverages to the public.
To help keep our community healthy, masks are required for all participating artists, creatives, staff, and attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
Deadline for applications is Sunday, October 23, 2022, by 11:59pm. All applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Tacoma Arts Commission and selected based on the quality of artwork and the overall variety of artistic disciplines and work represented. By applying for Arts at the Armory, and if accepted, you are making a commitment to participate in the event for the day(s) you signed up for, short of extreme life circumstances.
Creatives and artists who identify as members of the Global Majority, Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BBIPOC), African, Latinx, Arab, Asian, Native-American (ALAANA) communities; economically or socio-economically marginalized communities; LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligible artists and creatives interested in this opportunity must fill out the online application form and attach the following items via Submittable: https://tacomaarts.submittable.com/submithttps://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/tacomaarts.submittable.com/submit__;!!CRCbkf1f!SmTgEwGWx2sQGarA3BQGWzpfXcRd1ZG3v68pmFeF3TjdxDZxUibl-Ypg0l-52zKy3VTYLpye_drVi2-12LdET7Z5Y_Z1yKM$
Questions? Contact Chevi Chung, firstname.lastname@example.org:email@example.com?subject=Question%3A%202022%20Arts%20at%20the%20Armory, 253.591.5171
The Tacoma Arts Commission is striving toward social justice. We are committed to supporting equitable opportunities to broaden artistic expression while encouraging inter-sectional communities through inclusive relationships and outreach. Arts and culture are uniquely positioned to touch every person and every part of Tacoma. We are committed to supporting the entirety of our community.
ʔuk’ʷədiitəb ʔuhigʷətəb čəɫ txʷəl tiiɫ ʔa čəɫ ʔal tə swatxʷixʷtxʷəd ʔə tiiɫ puyaləpabš dxʷəsɫaɫlils gʷəl ʔutxʷəlšucidəbs həlgʷəʔ.
We gratefully acknowledge that we rest on the traditional lands of the Puyallup People where they make their home and speak the Lushootseed language.
Contact us at:
747 Market Street, Room 900, Tacoma, WA 98402