Terrain wants to forever destroy the cliche of the “starving artist.” That’s why we’ve created Creative Enterprise, an in-depth, cohort-based training program for artists, makers, and creative entrepreneurs living in, and around, Spokane.

The 14-week program includes weekly classes, one-on-one coaching, peer-to-peer learning, and a proven curriculum that equips participants with the skills to transition their creative endeavors into living-wage small businesses.
We are specifically looking for businesses that engage community, generate exciting neighborhood activity, and help to build Spokane’s vibrancy and creative economy.

In other words, individuals/businesses that sell things they make vs. re-selling mass produced goods, as well as small community groups and special projects that create unique cultural experiences. Folks with a proven track record, but no physical store -- say an Etsy Shop -- are well suited for this project.

FEEDBACK FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS:
Priceless”
“I needed this education to take my business to the next level.”
“Amazing, life-changing.”
The collaborations and relationships I made were awesome. Guest speakers, business coach...Loved all of it.”
“Thank you so much for the heart and soul you bring to this program and small businesses!”

HOW IT WORKS:
Terrain places a Call for Applicants (that's this!) and a jury of local professionals chooses up to 15 businesses to participate.
Chosen participants are provided weekly, in-depth classes (March 2023 - June 2023), one-on-one coaching, and peer-to-peer support designed specifically for the creatively minded. 

Chosen participants must attend all 14 classes.

Each participant walks away with an executable business plan, which is reviewed by a panel of experts at a culminating Graduation/Pitch Party.   

After classes are complete, Terrain, along with our program partners, provide participants with:
1.  Ongoing technical support (i.e. lease and contract reviews, and access to business resources).
2. Access to Terrain's retail storefront From Here.*   
3. Guidance in securing financial capital.

*If the business is viable and subject to availability.

In the case of From Here, the participant will also need to be a good fit for the shop.
PLEASE BE SURE TO READ ABOUT PROGRAM DETAILS BY CLICKING THIS LINK PRIOR TO APPLYING.

QUESTIONS? We will have an informational meeting:

Sign-up here: https://forms.gle/GETEtSMP3SzBNGSr7 and we will send you a link to the meeting.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • February 17th — Call closes
  • February 27th — Notification letters go out
  • Week of March 13th — weekly evening classes begin (held Tuesdays 5:30-8:30PM)
  • Week of June 12th — Classes End
  • Week of June 19th —  Pitch Party

 The entirety of the course will last from March-June including a Pitch Party and Graduation Party celebrating your full completion of the program.

+++ DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 17th AT MIDNIGHT - NO EXCEPTIONS +++

#WEALLBUILDTHIS

Welcome to Bazaar!!

Bazaar is Terrain's annual art market for artists, artisans and craftspeople to sell their work and build relationships with art buyers and people who are passionate about supporting both local and locally made.

  • Bazaar takes place on June 17th, and is held outdoors on Main Ave. in Downtown Spokane.

Bazaar attracts thousands of attendees and typically generate around $150,000 - $175,000 in art sales in a single day.

THIS IS A JURIED SHOW: A panel of local art and retail professionals jury this show and look for the following:
    1. Quality of work
    2. Diversity/variety of work (i.e. we don't want a whole bunch of booths filled with the same kind of thing.)
    3. Quality of booth concept 

Each category will be weighed by a point system 0-20 with 20 being the highest score possible. Those folks who end up with higher scores in all 3 categories, end up making it into the show, so please consider this as you're filling out your application. 

Each vendor will be responsible for making their booth aesthetically pleasing and a space potential buyers want to step into. CLICK HERE for examples of engaging booths. 

In addition, we have limited space to work with — about 100 booths for this event.

DEADLINE: All submissions are due MONDAY, MARCH 13th at Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS.

ADDITIONAL DEETS: 

  • $100 OR LESS. These events are meant to be accessible for most people. Because of this, 50% of a vendor’s items must retail for $100 or less. The remaining 50% of your items can be any price point you want.

Typically, Vendors who master this balance tend to do better during the event.

ELIGIBLE ITEMS: Please submit wall art, sculpture, pottery, glass, photography, leather goods, paper goods, handmade furniture, upcycled furniture, handmade and upcycled clothing, handmade and upcycled accessories and handmade consumable goods like soaps and candles.

That’s what we’re looking for, but we love being surprised. If you made it with your hands, you think it’s awesome, and you want to sell it, share it with us!

Please keep in mind, we do not accept vendors selling imported products, or non-profits representing crafters who will not be present at the show. All products that you are applying for must be regionally-made. We also don't accept those applying to represent a collection of overseas artisans.

BOOTH FEES:
If accepted, the cost to participate is as follows:

  • *10' x 10' spaces are $200 each
  • Subject to availability, additional booth space may be purchased (for example: if you want two booth spaces the fee would be $400, if you want three it's $600, and so on).
  • Up to 4 artists can share a single booth. There is an additional fee of $50 per additional artist.

ACCEPTANCE LETTERS:

You will be notified through Submittable by MONDAY, MARCH 20th if you have been accepted or not. If you do not hear from us by end of day MARCH 20th, please contact us at team@terrainspokane.com.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 13th, 2023 at MIDNIGHT (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • NOTIFICATIONS EMAILS: MARCH 20th, 2023
  • BAZAAR (date of event): JUNE 17th, 2023, 11AM - 8PM

#weallbuildthis #howbazaar #howbrrrzaar

$20.00

From now until March 20th (submissions deadline) Terrain is accepting exhibit ideas for our permanent gallery space during the 2024-2025 exhibition schedule.

The Terrain Gallery is approximately 1,500 square feet and is located at 628 N. Monroes St.. The building is a beautiful turn of a century space that has been updated will still maintaining its original character - such as the original tin ceilings, beautiful brick walls peaking out around the white gallery walls. Pictures of the gallery as well as gallery renderings can be found here.

We are looking for an array of proposals including two dimensional, sculptural, installation, video, audio (artist must supply equipment), interactive, or experimental artworks.

There will be special consideration for proposals that have built in programming and/or are easily programmable. I.e. community events that can be tied into an exhibit theme, be it a reading, a workshop, or any other kind of community-centered gathering.

Individual artists, artists teams, or proposals for curated themes are all eligible. We put a special emphasis on local artists (i.e. the Inland Northwest region), but are accepting and will consider proposals from beyond our immediate area.

Selected applicants will work with Terrain's Exhibit Preparator to successfully install the show. Each show has a small installation budget to cover things like artist labels, title walls, and informational rack cards.

Most exhibitions will be one-month in duration following our First Friday schedule, however we may extend exhibitions depending on where they land in the exhibit cycle. Depending on what's submitted, we may also pair two different proposals together.

If work is accepted, artist is responsible for providing all necessary display and viewing equipment, including, but not limited to: tv/display monitor, projector(s), media player, USB drive, mounting hardware, remote controls, batteries.

For out of town artists:
Artists are responsible for round trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label or shipping charge account number and be shipped in a container appropriate for reuse in return shipping.

Always on the First Friday in October, TERRAIN is an annual, juried multimedia art and music event celebrating artists in the Spokane area. Featuring new works by hundreds of artists, and attracting thousands of attendees, it is a celebration of new energy and fresh ideas from all over the artistic spectrum. From painting to poetry to interactive art and film, we try to showcase a little of everything that’s happening to make the Inland Empire a more vibrant, cultural and beautiful place. 

Never heard of, or been to the event before? A few things to note:

  • All work is juried by a panel of professionals working in Spokane’s creative scene. Be sure to submit your strongest work, with clear images, in good lighting. We typically get about 400 artists who submit to the show, so think about what will make your work standout and easily discernible by the jury. 
  • You can submit up to 5 artworks for FREE. The jury looks at each submission individually (vs. as a body of work), so if you're juried into the show, some of your pieces might be accepted while others might not.
  • If you'd like to submit more than 5 pieces, you can! However, we charge an additional $4 fee per submission. We also cap extra submissions at 5 ($20 total). It takes each juror approximately 25-30 hours to look through applications. This fee helps to compensate them for their extra time.
  • This is NOT meant to be an example of your work. The pieces you submit are what will be juried into the show. Each submission MUST be available at the time of the event. No substitutions can be made. No exceptions.
  • This is a raw-space show taking over about 40,000 square feet in an empty building in downtown, Spokane.
  • This is NOT our art markets. If you're interested in those look for the Bazaar (summer) and BrrrZAAR (winter) applications in our Call for Artists link. 
  • Terrain is a FREE community event put on by a non-profit organization. This event was created to build community, make connections, and give exposure to those who participate. We do not pay people to participate, however, there are opportunities to sell your work including original artworks + prints, band merchandise, books, etc.

Best of luck, we're excited to discover your work!  

IMPORTANT DATES

  • CALL OPENS: JANUARY 18th, 2023
  • CALL CLOSES:  JULY 10th, 2023
  • ACCEPTANCE LETTERS: JULY 31st, 2023
  • PREVIEW NIGHT: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 6-9PM
  • MAIN EVENT: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6th, 5PM-MIDNIGHT

#weallbuildthis

Welcome to Terrain's Winter BrrrZAAR 2023!!!

Like our annual summer Bazaar, Winter BrrrZAAR is a marketplace for local artists, artisans and craftspeople to sell work and build relationships with people who care about where they purchase their goods from...but this time, for the holidays!  

The event will takes place inside of River Park Square (Y’ALL think of all that holiday foot traffic), on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year (December 16th).

THIS IS A JURIED EVENT:
A panel of local art and retail professionals jury this show. In addition to the work itself, vendor variety and quality/concept of display space will be considered during vendor selection.

Click here to see examples of engaging booths.

DEADLINE:
All submissions are due Monday, AUGUST 28th at Midnight. NO EXCEPTIONS. The event is SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th from 11AM-8PM.

ADDITIONAL DEETS:

  • $100 OR LESS. These events are meant to be accessible to all people. Because of this, 50% of a vendor’s items must retail for $100 or less. The remaining 50% of your items can be any price point you want.

The most successful booths master this balance.

ELIGIBLE ITEMS:
Please submit wall art, sculpture, pottery, glass, photography, leather goods, paper goods, handmade furniture, upcycled furniture, handmade and upcycled clothing, handmade and upcycled accessories and handmade consumable goods like soaps and candles.

That’s what we’re looking for, but we love being surprised. If you made it with your hands, you think it’s awesome, and you want to sell it, share it with us!

Please keep in mind, we do not accept vendors selling imported products, or non-profits representing crafters who will not be present at the show. All products that you are applying for must be regionally-made. We also don't accept those applying to represent a collection of overseas artisans.

VENDOR STALLS:
While River Park Square is a great location it also brings challenges due to fire code and layout constraints - booth spaces will be a little wonky. We will try our best to provide as many 8'x10' booth spaces as possible, there will be smaller booth spaces as well (see question regarding booth spaces).

Each vendor will be responsible for making their booth aesthetically pleasing and a space potential buyers want to step into. CLICK HERE for examples of engaging booths. Booth spaces are $200 each. PLEASE NOTE: We're working with a non-traditional space and each booth size may vary from 8'x10' to 7'x10' depending on location.

Up to 4 artists can share a booth. There is an additional fee of $50 per additional artist.

With limited booth space for this event we are not be able to provide more than one booth space.

ACCEPTANCE LETTERS:
You will be notified through Submittable by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th if you have been accepted or not. If you do not hear from us by end of day SEPTEMBER 6th, please contact us at team@terrainspokane.com.

LOCATION:
River Park Square (inside of the building in the hallways), 808 W. Main Ave. 

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 28th, 2023 at MIDNIGHT (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • NOTIFICATIONS EMAILS: SEPTEMBER 5th, 2023
  • BRRRZAAR (date of event): DECEMBER 16th, 2023, 11AM - 8PM

    #howbazaar #weallbuildthis #riverparksquare #spokavore 

Thank you so much for your interest in helping support culture creators in our region. We rely on our volunteers to cover a number of different activities throughout the day to make the event a success!  

Bazaar 2023 will be held on June 17th, from 11:00am to 8:00pm. We ask that you please show up about 10 minutes prior to your shift so we are able to swiftly shift from one volunteer to another.

First-time users of Submittable will be prompted to create an account below. Once created, you can log in at any time to view your previously submitted forms/volunteer commitments.

For questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@terrainspokane.com.

Thank you for volunteering with Terrain! #weallbuildthis

THANK YOU so much for your interest in volunteering for Terrain 14! Running this event is a massive undertaking and could not be accomplished without the support of our incredible volunteers like you! 

Terrain 14 will take place on Thursday, October 5th (Preview Night, ticketed) and Friday, October 6th (Main Event, free to the public), 2023. 

Since expanding to a 2-day event, we've doubled our volunteer need and require even more volunteer support than ever before. Please consider joining us for more than one shift and inviting friends, family or co-workers to volunteer with you! 

From the bottom of our hearts, we truly appreciate all of our past and present volunteers – thank you for your help in hosting the greatest arts events each year. <3

First-time users of Submittable will be prompted to create an account below. Once created, you can log in at any time to view your previously submitted forms/volunteer commitments.

For questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@terrainspokane.com

Thank you for volunteering with Terrain! #weallbuildthis

Thank you so much for your interest in helping us support culture creators in our region. We rely on our volunteers to cover a number of different activities throughout the day to make the event a success!  

BrrrZAAR 2023 will be held on Saturday, December 16th from 10:00am to 8:00pm. We ask that you please show up 10 minutes prior to your shift so we are able to swiftly shift from one volunteer to another.


First-time users of Submittable will be prompted to create an account below. Once created, you can log in at any time to view your previously submitted forms/volunteer commitments.

For questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@terrainspokane.com.

Thank you for volunteering with Terrain! #weallbuildthis

Thanks so much for your interest in selling at From Here! Please keep in mind that the shop is growing and we are receiving more and more applications to participate. We do our best to review and respond to applications in a timely manner, but with the current volume of applications, it could take several months for our team to be in touch.

In addition, the shop is pretty full at the moment. That means if you are juried in, you may be put on a waitlist until a spot opens up.

From Here exists as a practical means of furthering Terrain’s mission of working to ensure artists thrive in our region and to spark the creative economy. 

When looking for new items to carry we consider the following:

  1. Quality of work.
  2. Are there similar items already in the shop?
  3. Collaboration vs. competition. Is the work already available at other local stores? 
  4. Production. Is the artist/maker able to keep up with items turning over quickly?
  5. Community-building. Is the artist/maker able to be an active participant in the shop?

The last point is an important distinction between our shop and other retail locations. We’re not merely interested in selling locally made goods. We want to develop an ecosystem of creativity, camaraderie and a place where businesses grow. As a result, we create opportunities in which artists can dive in and participate in the happenings of the shop. 

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please click submit.


Thanks so much for your interest in participating in From Here!
From Here exists as a practical means of furthering Terrain’s mission of working to ensure artists thrive in our region and to spark the creative economy. 

When looking for new items to carry we consider the following:

  1. Quality of work.
  2. Are there similar items already in the shop?
  3. Collaboration vs. competition. Is the work already available at other local stores? 
  4. Production. Is the artist/maker able to keep up with items turning over quickly?
  5. Community-building. Is the artist/maker able to be an active participant in the shop?

The last point is an important distinction between our shop and other retail locations. We’re not merely interested in selling locally made goods. We want to develop an ecosystem of creativity, camaraderie and a place where businesses grow. As a result, we create opportunities in which artists can dive in and participate in the happenings of the shop.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please click submit.

Terrain