Haviland Stark Dawson
          Andrew Haviland        Jenifer Stark                       Heather Dawson

The Society of Arts and Crafts 2016 Mentor Program

Mentor Application Deadline: April 4, 2016 (Application is now closed.)
Free to apply: Applicants will be notified of acceptance by April 12, 2016.

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 will be selected to participate in the Mentor Program. Participants attend a series of training meetings at SAC and work with each other, artist mentors, and show management to design a shared, subsided 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.

Applications for our 2017 show year will be posted in January 2017 and announced mid-April.