Open Call for Product Proposals for UrbanGlass|ware

This is an announcement of our Winter edition of our bi-annual call for submissions from artists who would like to sell their designs at UrbanGlass|ware.

We are looking for objects for the store which represents what is being made in the Brooklyn community and the glass community at large. We have an emphasis on handmade housewares and jewelry which we would like to expand. The UrbanGlass|ware store has grown since it’s opening 4 years ago, and continues to gain momentum in sales as the community starts to notice what we have  in our store. So, please apply! We’d love to see what you've been making!

*Artists from the UrbanGlass community are encouraged to apply. 

*Artists who are currently selling in the store need not apply, unless they would like to propose a new collection that varies dramatically from a current collection in UrbanGlass|ware. 

Sales in UrbanGlass|ware: All items selected through the Product Proposal are sold on consignment and at the retail price listed by the maker. In the following month after the sale is made, the artist will be paid 50% of their listed price. Please make sure to price your products accordingly! If the MSRP suggested by the artist does not relate to the pricing in UrbanGlass|ware of similar items, there may be a discussion between the active manager and the artist about price adjustment, (this tends to be in the case of artists pricing items below market value).

The deadline for this opportunity January 18th, 2019.

How to submit an application: Send an email to opportunities@urbanglass.org with subject line "UrbanGlass Open Call for UrbanGlass|ware." In the body of the email please include your name, email address, and phone number and please attach the following (any proposals written in the body of the email will not be accepted):

  • A 1-2 page PDF, each page being the size of a standard letter document (8.5” x 11”) that is no larger than 5MB and contains the following (See the attached sample as an example of the format required):
  • Your name, business name (if you have one), your website (if you have one), your email address and phone number.
  • A short Bio: A maximum of 4 sentences describing a brief introduction to who you are as a maker including the technique that you use.
  • Maximum of 5 images that represent your products.
  • Description of each product including: title, size, material and description if you would like to add one.

*See sample proposal.

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The Selection Process: UrbanGlass|ware will have a panel meet comprised of a group of buyers and designers with retail expertise from outside of the UrbanGlass facility, to discuss the applications.  All applicants will be notified about the decision made by the jury by February 22nd, 2019, and asked to either bring in (or send in) their products to UrbanGlass|ware April 5th, 2019 unless other arrangements are made.

Refer all questions about this opportunity to Rachel Rader, the UrbanGlass|ware manager, to: r.rader@urbanglass.org or call 718-625-3685 ext.200