NOTE: Though this template is from 2012, it outlines sections of information that artists need to have ready for their marketing materials and promotional opportunities.

Artisan Catalogue 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. 

NOTE: Though this template is from 2012, it outlines sections of information that artists need to have ready for their marketing materials and promotional opportunities.

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.   

We recognize the diversity of Aboriginal artisans across BC – so if you are a fashion designer, musician, photographer, singer, storyteller, CD or DVD/video producer, culinary artist/chef, author, carver, drum maker, painter, weaver, or jewelry maker, contact us ASAP.  If you are an artisan of any type, live in BC, and self-identify as Metis, First Nations, Inuit or Aboriginal, help us to celebrate and promote the diversity of Aboriginal artists!

Don't let this opportunity pass you by - contact us ASAP!

To preview the Artisan Catalogue go to:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/57932104/Artisan-Catalogue

 

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 


Tribal Affiliation/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?

         

         NOTE: Though this template is from 2012, it outlines sections of information that artists need to have ready for their marketing materials and promotional opportunities.

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
 Check the boxes below or type yes or no

 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 

(Pictures should be well-lit and taken with an uncluttered plain background, preferably black or white>

I hae complete and up-to-date pictures.

I have pictures but they are out-of-date and/or incomplete.  I am willing to work with CFDC of CIFN.

     NOTE: Though this template is from 2012, it outlines sections of information that artists need to have ready for their marketing materials and promotional opportunities.