How to Become a BBTCAC Artist
First, all BBTCAC artists must live in one of the nineteen counties that we serve: Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Monroe, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox.
Secondly, we ask all potential artists to call or email us to set up an interview. We are always looking for new artists, mediums, and styles from across Alabama's Black Belt.
Acceptance into BBTCAC's Gallery is a juried process. Not all artists are accepted on their first try, and sometimes only a portion of an artist's work is accepted, but we always work with our artists to grow and advance their art.
What should I bring for my interview?
Once you have set up an interview date, please bring the following with you:
1. At least three good examples of your work that you would like to sell through Black Belt Treasures. You are welcome to bring more.
2. If you have a written biography, publicity, press about your work, please bring a copy for our use in promoting you and your work. If accepted, we will ask you to complete a written interview so we may offer a biographical sketch to customers who purchase your artwork.
3. If you have professional digital images of your artwork, please bring on CD or thumb drive, or forward to email@example.com.
4. Be prepared with prices for each work of art. If you are unsure of this information, we will be glad to work with you to determine a beginning selling price.
To schedule your interview, please contact us at (334) 682-9878 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual conversations are available on how to price your work, best display practices, and other tips to successfully sell your work, in addition to our ArtsCultivate program for artists.
ArtsCultivate is a series of classes and workshops developed by BBTCAC, along with their partners at the University of West Alabama, the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development, and the University of Alabama Small Business Development Center. The mission of ARTS CULTIVATE is to make available business training and artistic development opportunities which prepare artists to establish successful creative businesses while growing the quality of and marketability of their work; leading to an enhanced image of the creative culture of Alabama’s Black Belt region. If you are an artist, and interested in joining these classes and workshops, please contact our staff at (334) 682-9878 or email@example.com.