expression of interest to provide a craft demonstration

5 June to 2 August, 2015
April 2015
The National Wool Museum wants you!
We are calling on expressions of interest from those interested in presenting craft demonstrations or
workshops during the annual Scarf Festival© from 5 June to 2 August, 2015. This year’s theme is:
Last year’s festival was a great success, with more scarves entered than ever before. The involvement
of our volunteer demonstrators is a great asset to our exhibition program, a draw for many visitors and
a great way to introduce our visitors to a broad range of arts and craft techniques and materials. We
aim to have at least one demonstrator or demonstration group scheduled for each day of the week (the
Museum is open 7 days), from approx 10am to 4pm, ensuring there is always something for visitors to
see and learn during their visit to the festival. Our visitors love watching our artisans and crafters at
work and enjoy speaking with you about your craft.
The demonstration space will be located inside the ground floor gallery, as part of the Scarf exhibition.
We ask for a minimum one-month commitment from demonstrating individuals and/or groups. If you are
unable to make this commitment, but would like to be involved in the Festival please contact me to
discuss scheduling. For craft groups, for example, consider involving members on a rotating basis with
different group representatives each week. Participation is done on a voluntary basis.
The demonstration program will be promoted extensively. Festival demonstrators have the option to
sell their goods and/or services, for which the Museum takes no commission, but demonstrators are
responsible for all sales and cash handling.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from those interested in leading craft workshops. We
are looking for artists and crafters interesting in leading either a single or a series of textile inspired
workshops; you do not have to work with wool. The workshops are offered Saturday afternoons for 2
hours for a maximum of 12 participants. Selected workshop dates are available from June to August.
Associated tutor fees and costs will be discussed with selected instructors. Contact me for more
If you would like to be involved, please fill out the “expression of interest” form below and indicate
which day/s would be most suitable for you. Forms can be returned by email, mail or in person. If
you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at the details below.
Kind regards,
Sara Gillies
Education & Public Programs Officer
National Wool Museum
5272 4706
[email protected]
5 June to 2 August, 2015
Conditions of Entry:
The Scarf Festival© Craft Demonstration program aims to provide a range of interesting and diverse
craft demonstrations for visitors throughout the Scarf Festival© exhibition, from 5 June to 2 August (a
total of 8 weeks). Festival demonstrators are expected to commit to a weekly shift for a minimum of 4
weeks (min. 4 day commitment).
An area in which to host your craft demonstrations or workshops at the National Wool Museum will be
included at no cost to the presenter/s. Please note, no payment is available and all demonstrations
must be held on a voluntary basis. The Museum is happy to allow participating demonstrators to sell
their craft goods and/or services and will promote the craft demonstration program extensively.
Name of applicant ________________________________________________________________
Name of group (if applicable) ________________________________________________________
Contact person (if group) ___________________________________________________________
Phone _________________________________
Email _________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________________________
Name and brief description of display _________________________________________________
What would be your preferred day (or days) to hold your working display? (please circle)
What period of time are you available for on the day/s? __________________________________
If you or your group will not be available for a minimum of 4 weeks of the Festival please contact the
Education & Public Programs Officer to discuss availability.
5 June to 2 August, 2015
Will you have craft products available for sale during your demonstrations? If so, please include
details of the products below (if insufficient space please attach a detailed list to your application)
N.B. Please note, all responsibility for sales and cash handling lies with the individual or group
organising the display.
Does the presenter hold current public liability insurance cover? (please circle)
Yes / No
Please provide a paragraph about your work suitable for advertising purposes (Max 50 words)
Please attach a CV of previous experience and photographs of examples of work if available. Do you
give permission to reproduce these images for advertising and promotional purposes? (please sign)
Signature: _____________________________ Date: _____________________________
Please return your completed form by mail to Sara Gillies, Education & Public Programs Officer,
National Wool Museum, PO Box 104, Geelong Vic 3220, or by scanning and emailing to
[email protected] with the subject heading “Craft Demonstrations”, or by fax to
(03) 5222 1118.
Deadline for submission is Friday 1st May, 2015
*Please note that applications are subject to review and not all submissions may be selected.
Conditions of Entry read
Expression of Interest Form completed
Provided a photograph of a sample of the works which will be created or on display on the day.