The Society of Arts and Crafts’ Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for participation in premiere craft shows via CraftBoston Holiday. CraftBoston Holiday is a competitive retail show comprised of over 175 exhibitors selling fine craft within twelve media categories at the Hynes Convention Center. Central to the Mentor Program is a multi-year association with CraftBoston Holiday.
Three to four artists are selected to participate in the Mentor Program each year. Participants attend a series of training meetings at the Society of Arts and Crafts and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsidized booth at CraftBoston Holiday. Training topics include: booth design, marketing, pricing and selling of work, legal and insurance issues, and portfolio development.
After completion of their first year, Mentor Program participants are eligible to apply for a subsidized independent 10x10' booth at CraftBoston Holiday the following year as a second-year participant.
APPLY FOR THE 2017 MENTOR PROGRAM
Applications are due April 7.
Our 2016 Mentees are highlighted below: