North Devon Arts Sponsors a New Arts Award!

North Devon Arts Sponsors a New Arts Award!

NDA has been liaising with ArtMakers and the North Devon Business Awards, to create two new artistic business categories, The 2024 Artistic Business Awards: one for Artists and Makers, another for Arts Businesses and Arts Organisations. More information HERE>.
It was felt that artists and creatives were not being represented within the existing North Devon Business Awards, deserving appreciation for the huge efforts they put into creating successful art careers and businesses which can also bring benefits to the area.
See below criteria for each category:

Category 1. The Best Artist Business
We’re looking for North Devon artist businesses that have successfully balanced the pursuit of their artistic and aesthetic aims with success as a viable commercial business. Any branch of art is eligible, from painting and sculpture to digital, photography, video or performance art. We welcome entries from individual artists, groups or companies.
Criteria
The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of the criteria below. You don’t have to meet all – just use them as a guide for your entry:
• Produces original art that attracts critical appreciation from viewers and buyers
• Achieves a level of sales that maintains a viable business
• Sells through own premises, third party galleries, agents, at events or online
• Attracts customers through effective marketing activities, from face-to-face to social media, web site store or other digital channels
• Supports and/or co-operates/collaborates with other local art businesses
• Promotes and raises awareness of North Devon art businesses to other business sectors and to the wider public outside the area
Operates using efficient business processes, eg cloud computing, accounts software, payment processing services
Entry Deadline 12 noon, Tuesday 20th February.

Category 2. The Best Artist Support Business
We’re looking for North Devon businesses that play a vital role in nurturing and supporting artist businesses in the area. They can support any form of art from painting and sculpture to digital, photography, video or performance art. We welcome entries from galleries, venues, agents, tutors, trainers, business advisers, etc.
Criteria
The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of the criteria below. You don’t have to meet all – just use them as a guide for your entry:
• Supports artists by advising/helping them develop and maintain viable businesses
• Helps artists achieve sales through marketing, promotion and selling
• Achieves this via their premises, galleries, events or web sites
• Establishes a network in art communities locally, nationally or globally to promote North Devon artists
Promotes and raises awareness of North Devon art businesses to other business sectors and to the wider public outside the area.
Deadline for entries, 12 noon, Tuesday 20th February:

For more details and entry form, please contact: https://www.business-action.co.uk/awards

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