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Following the success of the Refresh Now Retail open call and commissions in 2021 Shetland Arts are looking for proposals for a new range of mid-priced products to be sold at Bonhoga and Mareel.

Following the success of the Refresh Now Retail open call and commissions in 2021 Shetland Arts are looking for proposals for a new range of mid-priced products to be sold at Bonhoga and Mareel.

There is funding available to enable artists and makers to develop prototypes for limited edition products that can be retailed at between £10 and £30 (wholesale £5 to £15).

Each successful applicant will receive £500 funding to develop a design that Shetland Arts may commission for a production run, to be sold through their retail outlets.

Shetland Arts are looking for applications from artists and makers in Shetland, or with a strong Shetland connection, that: 

  • Can demonstrate the quality of previous work.

  • Are keen to explore the potential of limited-edition production runs.

  • Can design a product to be wholesaled at between £5 to £15 per unit.

  • Are happy to grant exclusive rights to Shetland Arts for an initial period of 12 months, plus 12 months from production being commissioned. After which the artist can make the product available through all your usual sources. If we decide not to commission your product for any reason the rights will revert to the artist immediately.

Shetland Arts will provide: 

  • A payment of £500

  • Two group sessions between successful applicants for mutual support.

  • A project initiation and a mid-project meeting with the Shetland Arts retail team to discuss ideas.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 6th March.

Image (c) Jenny Sturgeon

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