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Call for Submissions: Art Book Bag

June 28, 2013Submissions
above: Judi Burgess' winning submission for the 2012 HPL Art Book Bag

above: Judi Burgess’ winning submission for the 2012 HPL Art Book Bag

Project Description

The Hamilton Public Library in partnership with the Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to request submissions for the Art Book Bag project, to commence in the fall of 2013. Artists are encouraged to submit images which can be printed on upwards of 500 totes by August 3, 2013.

The Art Book Bag project hopes to receive submissions that creatively interpret the library, reading, community, etc. Examples could be, but are not limited to, books, authors, or the library itself as a community space. The Hamilton Public Library is committed to supporting and promoting the work of artists

Submissions should be 2D images, and be able to be reproduced digitally via a high resolution digital image in order to accommodate printing.

An artist fee of $500.00 will be payable upon completion of the project in October 2013.

Images will only be reproduced for the purposes of the Art Book Bag project, and relevant promotional materials relating to the project.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals are due August 3, 2013

Submissions should include:

  • Artist Statement or proposal description
  • CV or artist resume
  • 1-5 images (jpeg or pdf)


Supplemental images of other work are welcomed, but should not exceed the 5 image limit.

In progress images will be accepted, but the final product must be deliverable by August 31, 2013.

The dimensions of the bag are as follows: 30 Height x 36 Width x 18 Gussets cm custom Two-Tone (Cream & Black) Polyfabric Enviro carry bag; 2.5 x 45 cm Polyfabric handles

A final high resolution image will be required for printing purposes should your submission be chosen by the jury.  At that time we will contact you with image specifications.

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Send submissions to:

Caitlin Sutherland [Programming Assistant]
programmingassistant@theinc.ca

Submissions will only be accepted via email. Please include “ART BOOK BAG” in the subject line of your email.

The Hamilton Artists Inc. and the Hamilton Public Library are committed to diversity within their community and would like to thank you for your submission.

Notifications of successful proposals will be sent out in September of 2013.

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