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About

West Coast Craft INTRO is a new program for emerging artist and designer craftspeople influenced by the West Coast.

Open to designers between the ages of 14 and 24, INTRO is an opportunity for up and coming artists to hone their craft, present their work in a professional and creative setting, and build a community. INTRO vendors will prepare their work for exhibit, learn about production, sales, and merchandising, receive mentorship from established artists, and have their work presented to a larger audience.

The West Coast has a long and rich history of craft making. The artists and designers of INTRO continue this tradition and carry it into the future.

INTRO vendors will show their work to over 25,000 attendees alongside the established artists of WCC November 18th and 19th 2017 in the Festival Pavilion at the historic Fort Mason Center on the San Francisco waterfront.

To keep posted and up-to-date on all the comings and goings of WCC INTRO, please join our mailing list.

Applications open
January 2018.

WCC INTRO is looking for artist and designer craftspeople between the ages of 14 and 24 who create handmade and manufactured products inspired by the past, present, and future of the West Coast.



Applications for Summer 2018 will open in January. In the meantime, visit the inaugural INTRO class at West Coast Craft this November 18th and 19th, and see their work here.

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Date of Birth
Parent or Guardian Name*
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Company Name
Website
Instagram
Street Address
City
State
Zipcode
School
Area of Study
Anticipated Date of Graduation
Telephone Number
Tell us about yourself

We will let you know within 30 days if you have been accepted into INTRO. If you are accepted, you will receive an invoice to pay for your booth.

Good luck!

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FAQ

What kind of vendors are you looking for?



WCC INTRO is looking for artist and designer craftspeople between the ages of 14 and 24, who create handmade and manufactured products influenced by the past, present, and future of the West Coast.



What are the booth sizes and cost?



All booths are 6'×10' and cost $250. You are required to pay for your booth once you have been accepted into the show. Each booth is piped and draped and comes with a sign featuring your business. We have done our best to keep the booth fee as low as possible to make INTRO accessible to the younger audience we're striving to support. WCC is committed to supporting the arts in public education. If you are a public high student in the San Francisco Bay Area and are accepted into INTRO, we will waive the $250 booth fee.

In addition to the booth itself, vendors who participate in INTRO receive:

  • Professional development and mentorship by West Coast Craft staff and established artists
  • Support in preparation and throughout the duration of the show
  • Access to formal guidelines including information about permits, fire regulations, a list of local accommodations, and a clear timeline of dates and deadlines, all of which will provide a strong foundation for the participation in future events, WCC-related or otherwise
  • Work presented to an audience of 25,000+ over two days
  • The opportunity to build a community with other artists, designers, and craftspeople throughout the West Coast
  • A link to their website on the INTRO website and promotion on INTRO's social media channels

What does the booth fee cover?



Each booth is piped and draped and comes with a sign. There are additional charges should you choose to rent tables, linens, chairs, and/or electrical and Wi-Fi access. We work very hard to keep these additional costs as low as possible for our vendors.



How soon after I apply will I know if I have been accepted or not?



Once the application and payment is received, you can expect to hear the results of the jurying process within 30 days. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply early to ensure your best chance of being accepted.



How does the jurying process work?



Applications are received and reviewed by the WCC team. We look for the quality, originality, and potential of the work.



Do I need to have a website for my work?



No. A website is preferred because it gives the jury the most well-rounded look at your work, but Instagram and other social media platforms are also accepted.



Does my work have to be DIY or specifically "craft"?



There are no restrictions on items that would be categorized as fine art or fine craft. INTRO seeks to bridge that space between “craft” and “fine art” and welcomes applicants working in all areas.

I'd love to be a sponsor of WCC INTRO! Where can I get more information?



We have many exciting opportunities for sponsors interested in being part of the INTRO experience! Email us for more information.

Is there an application fee?



No! It is free and easy to apply.



VENDORS

The inaugural class of INTRO features some of the best emerging artist and designer craftspeople exhibiting handmade and manufactured products influenced by the cultural and natural histories of the West Coast.


Amanda Seigel Art By Aleisha Bohime Drifter Organics Eloise Ceramics Everett Noel Knives Green Thumb Disco Jenna Bee Handmade Juliana Barton Goods Lump Shop Mel McKinley Mokun Roma trevitrove Trinity Sky