IF APPROVED: applicants will be responsible for the installation and removal of art, exhibition signs and art labels, and all necessary materials for the exhibition of artworks and repairs to gallery walls. In addition, approved partners must establish regular gallery hours (recommended Thursday through Sunday) and provide staffing when the gallery is open. Approved partners will also be responsible for the planning, promotion, and staffing of one opening and one closing event. If your proposal is approved for exhibition at The Pool, a formal contract will be provided with the full terms of gallery use.
FEES AND REVENUE SHARING EXPECTATIONS
Fees and revenue-sharing agreements will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Contracts will be provided to all users of The Pool to ensure all terms are clearly outlined and both the user and The Pool’s management are in full agreement prior to the partnership’s confirmation. As a general rule of thumb, the key terms of that contract are as follows:
SALES: All work will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary and the artwork is clearly marked as “Not For Sale”. Unless other agreements are made in writing between the artist/curator and The Pool, a standard 30% of proceeds from sales will go to The Pool and the remaining 70% will go to the artists or curator to disperse to artists per their own sales agreements. The Pool will require a list of all artworks, artists represented and prices as part of the application.
FEES: For those wishing to reserve the gallery to host arts programming at The Pool, unless other agreements are made in writing between the artist/curator and The Pool, a standard rental fee of $100 per day will be required and detailed in the contract signed by both parties.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: Approved applicants agree to pay The Pool a security deposit of $100 per day of use. The security deposit will be held by The Pool until the completion of the contracted partnership agreed to by both parties. The Pool may apply all or part of the security deposit as full or partial compensation. If any portion of the security deposit is applied, approved applicants shall be notified within 5 days by The Pool. If damages and necessary compensation owed to The Pool exceed the amount provided by the security deposit, artists or curators must make payment to The Pool in an amount sufficient to fulfill the financial obligation as required by the signed contract.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS AND BASIS FOR AGREEMENT BELOW:
Submissions will be reviewed as they are submitted. If you are selected to exhibit, you will need to provide precise specifications of what you plan to display. While we will respect your original artistic vision, we retain the final right to edit the exhibition.
SUBMISSION: Images must be JPEGs with a minimum width/height of 800 pixels, and a maximum size of 2MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in image file names. Near Southside Arts reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete submissions.
PRESENTATION: Artists and curators are responsible for the installation of all artworks. Artwork should be installed in a professional manner, in keeping with the expectations of a gallery setting. For example, suitably framed or with sides cleanly finished and ready for hanging. If art is intended to be installed in a more casual or unconventional manner, there must be a consistent curatorial point of view for installation that feels purposeful as opposed to unfinished.
USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
APPROPRIATENESS: User shall not display or permit to be displayed artwork and other materials containing sexual imagery, nudity, graphic depictions of violence, the use of illicit substances, or any artwork or materials that are offensive or create a hostile environment for visitors to The Pool or residents of Everly Plaza. User shall at no time discriminate against an artist or artist group on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, or sexual orientation. All artworks displayed by User must meet the Miller Test and are not considered obscene (works that are lacking in serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value), per the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Miller v. California. This agreement shall be subject to review and approval by The Pool Manager. The Pool Manager is also responsible for seeking all necessary reviews and approvals from Everly Plaza Landlord.
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: Users, and the exhibiting artists and curators they represent, are highly encouraged to create a public engagement component in conjunction with their exhibition. Users should work to present, as a key component of their exhibition and with assistance as requested from Manager, interesting community programs such as artist talks, workshops, panel discussions, public receptions, or other experiences for visitors from the community. When sharing your exhibition and events on social media, tag @thepool_nearsouthside to help us promote your partnership.