The Harlow Gallery and the Kennebec Valley Art Association are happy to announce the opportunity for area artists to submit proposals offering classes. The Second Sunday program (now 2 years strong) has proven that there is an interested audience for classes and workshops. We are inviting artists as instructors to propose fee-based classes. If you are interested teaching others and sharing your creative medium, please consider proposing an adult level class(es) or workshop at the Harlow Gallery. Visual artists, craftsmen, writers, etc., are invited to pursue a proposal. The parameters of utilizing the gallery space are simple. Please continue reading for more information and to obtain the link to the form.
Please note: Staff from the Harlow will contact you after your proposal has been received. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Proposals should be clear, descriptive, and well-planned. If you have questions about proposing a workshop please contact Gallery staff prior to submitting in order to ensure that your proposal does leave any details to be determined.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
- First read through this entire page
- Complete this form (CLICK HERE)
- Email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read “Workshop proposal from Your Name”
- Give us a call at 622-3813 if you have any questions.
Scheduling – We have a busy schedule at the Harlow Gallery; we will consider your event only if it does not conflict or interfere with our regular programming. Times that are generally available are weekdays and Saturdays after 6pm, mornings before noon (except on Tuesdays) and Sundays before 6pm (except for the second Sunday of the month). Visit our calendar for more info.
Tuition & Commission – Harlow Gallery takes a commission of tuition payments (35% member artists, 50% non-members). When setting tuition rates we request you offer a discounted rate for Harlow Gallery members if possible.
Capacity – We recommend a maximum of between 12 and 24 students, depending on the subject matter and complexity, media, age range and instructor comfort level.
Equipment & Facilities – We have 5 folding tables and more than 30 folding chairs. Stereo with speakers in the gallery can play CDs or plug in your ipod or other device. Projector and screen. The space is air conditioned and you’ll have access to a small kitchen area with sink and microwave plus there is a sink in the bathroom. Diverse and excellent dining options steps away in downtown Hallowell. Street parking for students (or public lots for longer classes) instructor may park behind building.
Limited Storage – The Harlow Gallery has limited storage capacity and cannot provide class instructors with storage for supplies or equipment at this time. Instructors will need to take all supplies with them and have students take their work and or supplies with them as well.
Clean up – Instructors must agree to cleanup the space at the end of the workshop and shut down and lock up the gallery according to simple instructions provided by gallery staff. We will take a $50 clean-up fee out of tuition if the gallery is left in disarray.
Publicity – Once your proposal is accepted, you will need to provide Harlow staff with a press release draft at least two months before your event. This should be a clear, complete description of your event. Your write-up should clearly describe your workshop describing who, what, when, where and why. We require up to three jpg images, around 600- 1200 dpi — it is essential we have AT LEAST ONE image. Please email these to us as attachments. Our email is: email@example.com. Need some help? There’s good primer at artistsnetwork.com >> Write a Press Release in 16 Easy Steps
WHAT HARLOW STAFF WILL DO
- Staff will register students and handle all tuition payments. You will receive a check (tuition minus Harlow commission) within two weeks after the first class.
- Include your event on the Harlow’s website using your write-up and images and send out a press release.
- Orient you in opening and closing the gallery and assign you a key if your event begins or ends outside of regular gallery hours (Wednesday through Saturday 12-6pm) .
HELP PROMOTE YOUR WORKSHOP – try any or all of the following:
- Design and distribute a flyer or poster. Post them in and around Hallowell and in and around your town. Leave a stack at the Harlow for gallery visitors to take.
- Advertise in local newspapers, etc.
- Promote your class on social media – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
- Online calendars. These are some of the best calendars with statewide reach. There are many others, some fee based.
- Maine Arts Commission: mainearts.maine.gov/eventcalender.aspx
- MPBN: events.publicbroadcasting.net/mpbc/events.eventsmain
- Maine Gallery Guide: www.mainegalleryguide.com/contact.aspx
- MaineToday.com: www.mainetoday.com/postevent.html