Frequently Asked Questions
* How much will this cost me?
* Have you done this before?
* Why are you doing this?
* What do I submit?
* How much will the book cost?
* When will it be done?
* Do you have a Facebook page so I can get updates without having to ask?
* Who is funding all this?
* What is your time budget for this project?
* I want to get paid!!!
* I am afraid you are taking my art and running away with it!
* Can I watch a funny movie explaining this instead?
How much will this cost me?
There is no entry free, and no royalties paid. I sponsor the book myself and with a grant from Region of Waterloo – Artsfund.
Have you done this before?
We had a successful launch of the book for the Waterloo and Area artists in November 2010.
Why are you doing this?
Because I can, and you deserve it right?
What do I submit?
How much will the book cost?
The last book was 20-33 dollars depending on how you delivered it.
When will it be done?
I want both books done in lots of time for Christmas 2011. The faster you submit, the faster it is done. If I get enough quality entries before the deadline I will publish. People who submit EARLY will be rewarded. The last book many many lost out waiting until the last minute (literally). I do not look fondly on excuses like “I was busy”. Those people are kicking themselves back in Waterloo because their friends were in and they were too busy for TWO MONTHS to send me 1 email. I am not asking for the world, just an email with 3 pictures, a paragraph about yourself and a title. If enough awesome work is submitted this week I will go ahead and publish, the Cambridge, Guelph and Area Book has a deadline of Sept 30, 2011 or sooner. I haven’t put a proper deadline on the KW and Area Volume 2 book yet, but it will be close to that deadline also. I have an extensive mailing list from last year, so submit early – I expect it to be popular.
Do you have a Facebook page so I can get updates without having to ask?
Yes! My Facebook page for the book is: “TalentNextDoor Book” feel free to friend it and post sample art pieces and get critiques. click here
Who is funding for all this?
The Cambridge, Guelph and Area book is not currently funded by anyone but me, but Volume 2, of the KW and Area book, is being funded by REGION OF WATERLOO – ARTSFUND who gave me a grant based on the success of volume ONE. (Yay – I get to eat this year! – if it goes well)
What is your time budget for this project?
600 hours (and counting) each book
I want to get paid!!!
I will send you 3 pictures and my bio, and when you put ME in a book you spend 10 forty hour weeks making we will be even. My grant covers materials only and no adminstrative costs, so I am still not in a position to hand out big wads of money to 150 people. The book has been very successful in attracting business to many of the participating artists, so I will leave the decision up to you. It is also a great community building opportunity.
I am afraid you are taking my art and running away with it!
I am making the book and will generate all the publicity for it that we can. I am not opening a store to make tshirts and other merchandise. Contact any of the 142 artists in the previous books for references. Think about it. Has anyone ELSE offered to put you in a book for free? Take the opportunity and run, I have a whole mailing list for Waterloo of people who I begged and pleaded for 3 months to enter the first book and turned me down that are now begging ME. Don’t be them. Submit EARLY and submit right the first time. Make my life easy and I can do more with less time.
Can I watch a funny movie explaining this instead?
This recruiting movie is for something similar but answers lots of questions similar to above.