Tables are available to creators of artists’ books or other printed media; independent publishers of zines, mini-comics, chapbooks, etc.; small distributors of zines or other printed media.; and producers of book arts, handmade journals, and one-of-a-kind book objects. Last year’s most successful vendors attracted customers with demonstrations, affordable materials and objects, and big smiles.
Because Handmade & Bound Nashville is highlighting the small press and independent creators, please do not register if you have a professional magazine/comic/newspaper/book, or if you only sell crafts. If you aren’t sure whether we’re the right fit (you probably are!), or if you have any questions, email us.
Handmade & Bound Nashville 2013 is the third edition of our annual festival celebrating the art of handcrafted zines, artists’ books, and all things book arts. The committee for this festival is composed of librarians, zine makers, book artists, and enthusiasts of the printed word and the medium of the book. The festival will feature vendors, speakers, demonstrations, a gallery exhibition, and of course, food.
Depending on weather, vendors will set-up indoors at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, with the option of setting up in designated areas outside, adjacent to the building. Demonstrations and participatory activities will take place both inside and out, with food trucks providing nourishment. The festival date is Saturday, October 5, 2013 preceded by opening events Friday, October 4.
Handmade & Bound Nashville has citywide advertising for the event and, in addition to sponsors the Library at Watkins and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Community Education, past supporters included local businesses and the William N. Rollins Fund for the Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. We are all really excited about this event and working hard to make the second annual Handmade & Bound Nashville even bigger than the first edition. We look forward to working with interested local and regional artists and vendors and welcome all applications. We view this festival as a true opportunity to develop camaraderie within the artists’ book/zine community and hope you will consider participating in this event.
The deadline for all vendor requests is Monday September 23. Applications can be made online, with payment made separately, or printed and sent via snail mail, in which case the application should be postmarked by September 23. Late applications will only be considered providing space is still available. Vendor table requests will be finalized only upon receipt of payment. All applicants will receive an initial confirmation e-mail upon receipt of application, and another e-mail concerning acceptance status once the application is processed.We accept personal checks or money orders made payable to:
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film/Handmade & Bound.
Address: 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228
Sales and Tax Information
All vendors are responsible for taxing items for sale in compliance with Tennessee sales tax codes. Credit card machines will not be available for use, so vendors should plan accordingly to accept cash and checks or bring a manual credit card imprinter.
Table Rental Fees
Vendor tables are of standard 6’ x 30” and are available on a first come, first serve basis. The charge for each table is $35. There is a 3-table limit for all vendor applicants. Any signage, tablecloths, etc. will be the responsibility of the vendor.
Please note that photographs taken during the event may be used in future promotional materials.