Artisan Portfolio Form

Community Futures Development Corporation of

Central Interior First Nations

215-345 Yellowhead Highway, Kamloops BC   V2H 1H1

Artisan Promotional Portfolio Information Form 

The information provided on this form will be used by CFDC of CIFN to include the artist in an Aboriginal Artisan Catalogue as well as help the artist prepare a professional portfolio for use in the BC Aboriginal Market Place website and Facebook blog.  The catalogue will include information about the artisan, his or her background, and art experience.  It will also include a mini-biography, an artist statement, a photo of the artisan and four samples of the artisans work.

Please fill out this form and submit it, along with the photo of yourself and four samples of your work.  The photos can be submitted with this form to the above address, or emailed electronically to joseph@cfdcofcifn.com   If you have any questions please call or email Joey @ 250-828-9753 or Jackie @ 250-828-9727.  

The Aboriginal BEST team is also helping to support this initiative for all BC-based artists; contact Kristin 604-783-8304 (Kristin@spiritlinking.com) or Flavio 604-837-0431 (Flavio@aboriginaldirections.com) for assistance in completing this form, getting professional pictures, etc. 

Section 1:  Contact/Background Information

 

 

First Name                       Initial              Last Name 

 Birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)     

Sex

Street Address                                                 

City/Town                                                     

Province                                 Postal Code

Telephone                                          

Email address


Website /Facebook sites:

 Tribal Affiliation/Aboriginal Ancestry


Hometown

 

Section 2:  Art Experience Information

    I have a photo that I would like used in the artisan catalogue.          Yes         No

Art Education (in 25 words or less (including self-taught and apprenticeships)

 




Do you accept Commissions?

Yes        No   

 

Describe your style (check which applies) 

 

Traditional                         Contemporary                      Abstract                          Other (specify)

Exhibit History (choose your two best, or most recent exhibitions)

1.                                                                                       

2.

If applicable, Awards received (choose your two best, or most recent awards)

1.                                                                                         

2.

Affiliations (galleries, arts councils, arts societies, groups, etc.)

 

 

Section 3:  Artist Biography

Your artist biography will be a "narrative" version of your beliefs and journey as an artist.  Please use the space provided to answer the following questions and add anything you would like to see included in your biography.

Introduce yourself, your traditional name (s), English Name

 

 

What type(s) of art work do you create?

 

 

How long have you been creating your art works?

 

 

How did you first become involved in creating art works?

 

 

What do you hope to achieve by creating your art work?  Your Intent. What are your beliefs or philosophies around the work you do?

 

 

What are some of your art-career highlights and accomplishments to date?

 

 

If you do more than one type of art, which is your favorite and why?

 

 

Who influences your work and why?  Who is your role model?

 

 

What initially sparked your interest in your art?

 

 

Where do your ideas come from?

 

 

Section 4:  Artist Statement

Your artist statement is your unique perspective about the work you do and process you go through when creating your work - - your journey.  Please use the space provided to answer the following questions and add anything you would like to see included in your artist statement.  Extra paper may be used.

What inspires you to create the work you do?

 

 

What "rules" of "standards" do you follow & how did you learn these rules and standards?

 

 

What events, people or other influences have affected your work?

 

 

Are your tribal traditions & language part of the work you do?  How so?

 

 

What materials and methods do you use and why?

 

 

Do you consider your work traditional, contemporary or other?  How so?

 

 

Why?

 

 

Section 5:  Work Samples

Sample 1   Title:                       Price:                          Medium:                                   Dimensions:

Description:

 

 

(_____)     I have a photo of this sample

(_____)     I need a photo taken of this sample before I can submit it for the artisan catalogue

(_____)     I can have the sample photographed.

Sample 2   Title:                       Price:                          Medium:                                   Dimensions:

Description:

 

 

(_____)     I have a photo of this sample

(_____)     I need a photo taken of this sample before I can submit it for the artisan catalogue

(_____)      I can have the sample photographed.

Sample 3   Title:                       Price:                          Medium:                                   Dimensions:

Description:

 

 

(_____)     I have a photo of this sample

(_____)     I need a photo taken of this sample before I can submit it for the artisan catalogue

(_____)     I can have the sample photographed.

Sample 4   Title:                       Price:                          Medium:                                   Dimensions:

Description:

 

 

(_____)     I have a photo of this sample

(_____)     I need a photo taken of this sample before I can submit it for the artisan catalogue

(_____)     I can have the sample photographed.

Section 6:  Artist's Bio

 I have a complete and up-to-date artist bio.

I have an artist bio but it is out-of-date and/or incomplete and am willing to work with CFDC of CIFN.

 I do not have an artist bio, but am willing to provide the necessary information to CFDC of CIFN.

   I do not require CFDC of CIFN's help in completing my artist bio.

 

 

Section 7:  Artist's Statement

I have a complete and up-to-date artist statement.

I have an artist statement but it is out-of-date and/or incomplete.  I am willing to work with CFDC of CIFN.

I do not have an artist statement but am willing to provide the necessary information to CFDC of CIFN.

I do not require CFDC of CIFN's help in completing my artist statement.

Section 8:  Pictures of Your Work