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Are you interested in selling your work with the Edmonton Arts Council Shop & Services? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions below to determine if you and your products or artwork are a good fit.

Do I need to live in Edmonton to be featured or to sell my work through the Edmonton Arts Council Shop?

We are owned and operated by the Edmonton Arts Council. All vendors must practice and/​or reside in the Greater/​Metropolitan Edmonton Area. EAC strives to support local artists and makers who are actively producing new work.

Do my products or artwork need to be made in Edmonton?

Artwork, products or collections must be made or designed in the Greater Edmonton Area. We understand that printing and other manufacturing may happen outside of Edmonton. No second-hand or resold items will be accepted. Upcycled items will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

What types of items are sold and displayed at The Edmonton Arts Council Shop?

We currently represent: 

  • Visual artists (art prints, photography, greeting cards, postcards) 
  • Jewelers (necklaces, earrings, rings) 
  • Apparel designers (hats, t‑shirts, sweatshirts, scarves) 
  • Ceramicists and Potters (dinnerware, vessels, decorative items, sculpture) 
  • Soap-makers and bath & body product producers 
  • Woodworkers (bowls, serving boards, décor items) 
  • Industrial Designers (manufacturing home décor and other small work) 
  • Authors, Poets (books, zines, anthologies, magazines and similar) 

What types of items and artwork is EAC Shop currently looking for?

We are currently accepting work from the following art and design categories: 

  • Ceramic art, including kitchen items, small décor or artistic items and other home goods 
  • Local Indigenous art and craft 
  • Jewelry

The Edmonton Arts Council Shop is not currently accepting the following items or work from new artists: 

  • Photographic or illustrated prints 
  • Original or one-off painting, illustration or similar two-dimensional works 
  • Candles
  • Pins and stickers 
  • Cosmetics 
  • Bath & body products

How do I apply to be a new vendor?

If you feel like you would be a great addition to the Edmonton Arts Council Shop roster, we encourage you to reach out to our team. In your message, please include your website or applicable social media handles, a short biography, a description of your practice as well as 2 – 5 images of your work. Please submit this information via email to Danny Ross, dross@​edmontonarts.​ca and Victoria Modine, vmodine@​edmontonarts.​ca. Alternatively, call the Edmonton Arts Council Shop at 7804201757 to request a meeting with our team. Due to the volume of applications received, not all work can be accepted. 

As a part of the Edmonton Arts Council, the EAC Shop strives to highlight a broad cross-section of artists, designers and makers from the Edmonton arts community. Emerging, mid-career and established artists are encouraged to submit artwork and products for sale. 

How will I be paid as an EAC Shop artist?

Our Shop operates on a consignment basis, with a commission split of 70% to the artist, and 30% to EAC. Commission payments are made via bank account transfer. The Edmonton Arts Council does not participate in pre-paid wholesale retail arrangements.

What is expected of me as an EAC artist?

The Edmonton Arts Council team takes pride in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our artist and arts-loving community. We strive to keep regular communication channels open with our 200+ local artists, designers and artisans regarding event opportunities, calls for participation, grant and investment opportunities and applicable news from the Edmonton Arts Council office. Similarly, we ask that our participating artists communicate that their work is available through the Edmonton Arts Council Shop.