STUDIO TWO THREE presents
THE RICHMOND BOOK ART FAIR: POWER OF THE PRESS

Storytelling is the lens through which reflect on our shared humanity and build community. The Richmond Book Art Fair, invites the public to tell their stories, connect with independent writers and bookmakers and engage with the most pressing issues in our community.  This is the first of what will be an annual event, comprised of a week of community workshops on writing, storytelling, independent publishing, and bookmaking; panel discussions; and storytelling events.

The Richmond Book Art Fair culminates in a day-long fair featuring artists’ book makers, zine makers, and independent publishers. The theme of the 2019 Richmond Book Art Fair is Power of the Press, highlighting the power of the book, printing and publishing to tell previously untold narratives and highlight marginalized voices in our community. The role of the press is at the forefront of our civic dialogue, and this event empowers community members to harness the power of the press and highlight the capacity of individual citizens to create and process media.

The Richmond Book Art Fair: Power of the Press is made possible by a grant from Virginia Humanities.

EVENT INFORMATION

DATES

Sunday, April 14 - Friday, April 19
Workshops, Demonstrations & Panel Discussions

Friday, April 19, 7-10pm
VIP & Exhibitor Preview Party

Saturday, April 20, 10am-5pm
Book Art Fair

TIMELINE

Exhibitor Application Deadline March 22

Exhibitor Jury Selections Announced March 26

Exhibitor Agreements & Fees Due March 29

VIP & Exhibitor Preview Party April 19, 7-10pm

LOCATION

Studio Two Three
3300 W Clay St
Richmond, VA 23230

CONTACT

Ashley Hawkins
Executive Director
ashley@studiotwothree.org


APPLY TO BE AN EXHIBITOR

Exhibitors can set up Friday, April 19th and enjoy the VIP & Exhibitor Pre Party on Friday, April 19th from 7-10pm. Studio Two Three will provide marketing, including paid advertisements, social media, newsletters, posters and flyering and mailed invitations. Our inaugural event in 2018 brought over 1,000 visitors and buyers to the studio and we anticipate an even bigger turn out this year.

Download the full prospectus HERE!

It is our intention to showcase a diverse representation of independent artists and publishers who reflect our values and commitment to the theme Power of the Press. We want to make the fair inclusive and accessible as possible, especially for artists who are who are traditionally underrepresented or marginalized. We have a limited number of reduced-fee and free tables for artists who have financial need. Please indicate if you’d like to be considered for a reduced-fee or free table with your application!

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TABLE FEES & INFORMATION

*We have a limited number of reduced-fee and free tables for artists who have financial need. Please indicate if you’d like to be considered for a reduced-fee or free table with your application!

TABLES 1-3 ($150)
FEE INCLUDES:

  • Use of 74” of built in black table

  • Primary placement in venue

  • Use of two teal bar stools

  • Name on event promotion wall & freestanding sign on table

  • Option to bring bookshelf or freestanding sign behind table

  • 4 Tickets to 4/19 Preview Party

  • 4 Drink Tickets for Book Art Fair bar

  • Vendor profile highlight on Studio Two Three blog

TABLES 4-38
$135 Full Table with Wall Behind
$100 Full Table with No Wall
$75 Half Table with Wall Behind
$50 Half Table with No Wall
FEE INCLUDES:

  • Use of 30”x72” table

  • Use of black table cloth

  • 2 black folding chairs

  • 2 tickets to 4/18 Preview Party

  • 2 drink tickets

  • Vendor profile highlight on Studio Two Three blog

  • Option to split table with another vendor (see pricing)


APPLY TO TEACH OR GIVE A DEMONSTRATION

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Working in bookmaking, media, storytelling, independent publishing or media creation?

Want to offer a workshop, demonstration or other cool program the week of the Book Art Fair (April 14-19, 2019)?

Submit an application here! We’d love to hear your ideas. You will be compensated for your time teaching/demoing.


MAKE THE MAGIC POSSIBLE

Sponsors make the Richmond Book Art Fair: Power of the Press possible. Your sponsorship provides free and reduced-fee spots for exhibitors, pays artists/advocates/publishers/independent press to teach and share their knowledge, promotes the amazing work exhibitors and teachers are doing, and underwrites materials for the full week of programming.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

POWERING THE PRESS $2,500

Lead sponsor of the Richmond Book Art Fair: Power of the Press. For your sponsorship you receive:

  • 6 Tickets to VIP & Exhibitor Preview Party, Friday April 19th, 7-10pm

  • Listing as lead Sponsor on Event Promotion Wall

  • Sponsor credit on website, print and social media promotional materials

  • Table at the Book Art Fair, if desired

  • Free admission to any workshop or program throughout the week leading up to the Richmond Book Art Fair

  • Swag bag of books and ephemera from participating exhibitors

YES! I WANT TO POWER THE PRESS!

SUPPORTING STORYTELLERS $1,000

For your sponsorship you receive:

  • 4 Tickets to VIP & Exhibitor Preview Party, Friday April 19th, 7-10pm

  • Listing on Event Promotion Wall

  • Sponsor credit on website

  • Swag bag of books and ephemera from participating exhibitors

YES! I WANT TO SUPPORT STORYTELLERS!

CONNECTING COMMUNITY $500

  • 2 Tickets to VIP & Exhibitor Preview Party, Friday April 19th, 7-10pm

  • Listing on Event Promotion Wall

  • Sponsor credit on website

YES! I WANT TO CONNECT COMMUNITY!