This fall, Handmade and Bound joins Humanities Tennessee and the blockbuster Southern Festival of Books on War Memorial Plaza in Nashville from October 13-15.
The Southern Festival of Books attracts 20,000 bibliophiles annually and is an ideal setting for the focus of Handmade and Bound, which celebrates the art of handcrafted zines, artist books, and all things printed on paper.
Artists are invited to apply to become a part of Handmade and Bound and sell their original book arts. To apply, click on the “Apply” tab above. We look forward to reviewing your work.
To apply to Handmade and Bound 2017, please submit the application form, 3-5 images of work sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a $25 non-refundable application fee by September 1. If your application is accepted, the $25 will be applied toward the total vendor fee of $200. All applications are welcome, but your work must be handmade, and related to book arts, zines, and/or printmaking.
Watkins College of Art will jury Handmade and Bound 2017. Artists will be notified of acceptance into the festival by September 10. Table and chair requests will be finalized only upon receipt of total payment. All applicants will receive an initial confirmation e-mail upon receipt of a completed application, and another e-mail concerning acceptance status once the application is processed.
Payments can be made in one of three ways:
1. We accept checks or money orders made payable to:
Handmade & Bound
2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
2. You may also phone our business office and pay with a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Call Dwayne Breeding at 615.277.7436.
3. Finally, pay online following these instructions:
Go to: watkins.edu/payments. Choose the “Miscellaneous Payment” option. The first page is an informational page. Reference Handmade & Bound (application fee or final payment) in the payment description section. Complete that page and click the “Make Your Payment” button. You will be directed to a second screen where you can use your Paypal account, or just pay with a credit card (that option is over on the lower right).
Sales and Tax Information
During the Festival, all vendors are responsible for taxing items for sale in compliance with Tennessee sales tax codes. Credit card machines will not be available for use, so vendors should plan accordingly to accept cash and checks or bring a manual credit card imprinter or their own credit card processing technology (Square, etc.).
Tables and Chairs
Tables are of standard 6’ and 8’ lengths. Please specify which type of table and how many chairs you would like in the application form. Table requests will be finalized only upon receipt of total payment. Any business/artist signage, tablecloths, etc. will be the responsibility of the vendor, but they should not conflict with the Watkins banners that will mark the tent for Festival passersby.
Vendors are responsible for load in/out, and parking. Times for loading in and out will be provided as the event draws near.
There will be Watkins College personnel and volunteers on site during festival hours. If you would like to volunteer for Handmade and Bound 2017, we welcome your contacting us to do so.
Please note that photographs taken during the event may be used in future promotional materials.
If you have questions regarding the festival and the application process, please contact Community Education at email@example.com or 615.277.7455.