Handmade & Bound Nashville 2016 is the sixth edition of our annual festival celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artists’ books, and all things print, paper and book. The festival features vendors, demonstrations, a gallery exhibition, and of course, food. Vendors will set-up indoors at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, with the option of setting up in designated areas outside, adjacent to the building. Demonstrations and participatory activities will take place both inside and out. The festival date is Saturday, October 1, 2016 preceded by opening events Friday, September 30.
Handmade & Bound Nashville has citywide advertising for the event and, in addition to sponsors, the Library at Watkins and Watkins Community Education, supporters include local businesses, the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and The National Endowment for the Arts. We are all really excited about this event and working hard to make the fifth annual Handmade & Bound Nashville the biggest yet. We look forward to working with interested local and regional book artists, zinesters, paper and print makers and other vendors of bookish things. This festival is a true opportunity to develop camaraderie within the artists’ book/zine community and we hope you will consider participating. The concentration of the festival is in book arts and small presses. All applications are welcome, but 75% of your work should be related to book arts or printmaking in some capacity. If you have questions regarding the festival and the application process please contact Anna McKeown.
The deadline for all vendor requests is Tuesday August 30. Applications can be made on the bottom of this page, with payment made separately. Late applications will only be considered providing space is still available. Vendor table requests will be finalized only upon receipt of payment. All applicants will receive an initial confirmation e-mail upon receipt of application, and another e-mail concerning acceptance status once the application is processed.We accept personal checks or money orders made payable to:
Handmade & Bound
2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
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. Finally, pay online following these instructions:
Go to: www.watkins.edu/payments. Choose the “Miscellaneous Payment” option. The first page is an informational page. Reference Handmade & Bound in the Payment Description section. Complete that page and click the “Make Your Payment” button. You will be directed to a 2nd 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 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…). Guest wifi is available to vendors.
Table Rental Fees Vendor tables are of standard 6’ x 30” and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Some tables may vary from that size. The charge for each table is $35. Any signage, tablecloths, etc. will be the responsibility of the vendor.
Photos Please note that photographs taken during the event may be used in future promotional materials.
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