Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Call for Instructors for Fiber Forum 2015

Deadline: July 15, 2013 (ONLINE)

Call for Instructors
Fiber Forum 2015
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN
April 16-19, 2015

Call for Instructors for Fiber Forum 2015 which will be held April 16-19, 2015 at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Fiber Forum is a biennial conference offering educational workshops to fiber artists in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Since 1986, the Southeast Fiber Forum Association (SFFA) has been the umbrella organization coordinating Fiber Forum conferences with the help of host organizations. Fiber Forum 2015 will be hosted by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA.)

We are looking for workshop instructors and are inviting you to submit one or more proposals to teach a 2-1/2 day workshop at the conference. Our goal is to offer a diverse, interesting, and well-balanced slate of workshops that include both new techniques and basic instruction so that all Fiber Forum participants will find workshops that intrigue and challenge them.

Following are important details about Fiber Forum 2015

Schedule: Fiber Forum will begin the afternoon of Thursday, April 16th, and instructors will need to arrive by 7pm for the opening program. Workshops will run from 8:30 am to noon and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 8:30 am to noon on Sunday.

Honorarium: $500 for 2-1/2 days of teaching plus travel costs. Travel expenses for travel to and from Gatlinburg Tennessee, including mileage in your own vehicle at $0.50/mile, round-trip airfare, parking, shipping, and baggage fees. Airfare is for the lowest reasonable coach-class fair. Travel expenses in excess of $300 will require prior approval. Payment for teaching and travel will be made on the last day of the conference after submission of a complete account of travel expenses including receipts. Please note that instructors are independent contractors and are solely responsible for any and all tax payments.

Lodging and Meals: Instructors will be housed in single or double occupancy rooms and all meals will be provided during the conference.

Other: Fiber Forum will include a keynote address, an informal fashion show and other activities, all of which instructors attend for free. Also, all instructors are invited and encouraged to submit a piece for an exhibition at Arrowmont that will run the duration of Fiber Forum 2015.

The Instructor Application Form can be completed and submitted one of two ways:

Online: You can complete the form and upload the required attachments online using any device with a web browser: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=ZHM-5LsPrAvmcgAdOM-*mQ

Offline: Or, you can download a PDF version of the Instructor Application Form, fill it in offline at your convenience, and click the Submit button at the bottom of the form when you have finished entering your information: https://dk-media.s3.amazonaws.com/AA/AH/fiberartsalliance-org/downloads/282401/Instructor_Application_Form.pdf. If you choose this option, you will have to submit the required attachments by email to: info@fiberartsalliance.org or by mail to: SEFAA, 1705 Commerce Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 31014, Attn: SFFA 2015.

Please note that separate applications must be completed for each proposed workshop. And, please do not hesitate to email info@fiberartsalliance.org or to telephone 678-235-4328 if you have any questions about Fiber Forum, the Instructor Application or required attachments, or about SFFA or SEFAA.

Applications must be received by July 15, 2013.

via | email from Suzi Gough