Bazaart 2024

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Information for Artisans

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE AN ARTISAN?

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is accepting applications from artists, and artisans for our 51st Annual Event! Artisans, food vendors, and community organizations interested in participating in 2024 Bazaart must submit a completed application form and corresponding fees using the links provided.

  • EARLY BIRD DEADLINE – Thursday, 15 February, 2024
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE – Thursday, 29 February, 2024
*Artisans who submit their application after the deadline will be subject to an additional charge of $50 for late administration fees.

Rules and Regulations for Vendors

  • Bazaart accepts applications from a wide range of established and emerging Canadian artists and craftspeople employing both traditional and experimental art forms.
  • Bazaart is a juried show, meaning that submitted applications will undergo a careful review by a panel of experts who will evaluate and select participants based on originality, technical skill and quality, and cultural competency. You can find information on the assessment criteria here.
  • Jury members and their immediate family are not eligible to apply.
  • Artisans must electronically submit three high quality images of their work along with the application. If no photos are submitted, the application will be considered incomplete.
  • Artists interested in participating in Bazaart must submit a completed application form by Thursday, 29 February, 2024. Our jury will review your application, return their selections to the Gallery, who will then notify the successful applicants. See
  • Application Fees and Deadlines and Notification for more information.
  • Artisans who submit their application after the deadline will be subject to an additional charge of $50 for late administration fees.

The MacKenzie is committed to maintaining a high standard of work at Bazaart and therefore reserves the right to decline applications regardless of past participation.

All works exhibited should be the intellectual property of the maker. As such, mass-produced and re-sale products that have not been created by the applicant (either solo or in collaboration with another artist) do not meet our criteria for display and sale. All works must be an original creation.

It is an expectation of the MacKenzie Art Gallery that the creation, sale, and marketing of your work reflects an understanding and adherence to CARFAC’s ‘Think Before You Appropriate’ guidelines; a tool to assist makers in ensuring that their designs are sensitive to issues of misappropriation. Please read the full guide here. 

If your project is Indigenous-led or is in collaboration with an Indigenous artist, we ask that you identify that information on your application. This information helps to ensure these guidelines are
met during the adjudication process.

The exhibited work must correspond with the quality and style of the digital images submitted.

All completed applications received by the MacKenzie Art Gallery on or before Thursday, 29 February, 2024, will be reviewed by the 2024 Bazaart Jury. Artists will be notified of the status of their application by 25 March, 2024. Notification will be via e-mail unless a preference for notification by phone or post is indicated.

Unsuccessful applicants will have their fee refunds processed on 26 March, 2024.

Note: It can take up to 7 business days for financial institutions to deposit funds after the Gallery processes the refund. Please contact Carrie Smith at csmith@mackenzie.art for more information.

Please note: Booth sharing is NOT permitted.

ARTISAN BOOTH REGISTRATION

  • Early bird price: $250 – application must be submitted on or before Thursday, 15 February, 2024.
  • Regular price: $275 – application must be submitted on or before Thursday 29 February, 2024.
  • Artisans who submit their application after the deadline will be subject to an additional charge of $50 for late administration fees.
  • Booth size: 10 FT W x 15 FT D.
  • Electricity to booths is an additional $30. Power is available in booths 73-154 only.

FOOD VENDOR REGISTRATION

  • $415 (includes power and Wascana Authority fees) – application must be submitted on or before Thursday 29 February, 2024.
  • Artisans who submit their application after the deadline will be subject to an additional charge of $50 for late administration fees.
  • Booth size: 10 FT W x 20 FT D.
  • Any vendors operating a food concession or selling food products for consumption off-site need to follow SHA Guidelines–please see Health & Safety Permits.

We ask all those applying to participate as a juror, vendor, or volunteer for Bazaart, to please take a moment to read our Vision, Values, Equity, and Accessibility Statements.

We believe that artists and their engagement with our visitors are essential to the success of the MacKenzie, and the success of Bazaart as both a fundraiser for our programming and an opportunity for artists to connect with one another and the broader community.

We are so excited to celebrate our successes together and work toward the shared goal of creating a meaningful and engaging event. As such, we recognize the value of every vendor and volunteer who participates in Bazaart, and we strive to ensure that we provide a respectful and inclusive event with the highest standards of hospitality. We know that as vendors, you share our passion for the arts with creativity and innovation, and that you support our initiatives by always representing
yourself and the Mackenzie Art Gallery to the best of our shared abilities.

Accordingly, we have a zero-tolerance stance on racially charged, ableist, transphobic, or other discriminatory statements or incidents, and reserve the right to remove from our events any vendor, volunteer, or participant that exhibits behaviour inconsistent with our vision and values Attendees, vendors, and/or volunteers who insult, harass, or otherwise interfere with staff and other participants (including volunteers and vendors) may be kindly asked to leave the Gallery and surrounding property. People who are asked to leave on these grounds, are not entitled to a refund of their admission or fees associated with Bazaart. If you experience or witness any issues, please contact the nearest MacKenzie staff member.

Artisan Vendors accepted to participate in Bazaart are assigned a booth space of approximately 10 feet wide x 15 feet deep on the grounds surrounding the MacKenzie Art Gallery or in the parking area of the T. C. Douglas Building.

Food Vendors accepted to participate are assigned a booth space of approximately 10 feet by 20 feet. Food vendors with trailers are required to indicate the size of their trailer on their application.

All spaces available are indicated on the Bazaart Vendor Map. Applicants are asked to indicate their top three preferred booth locations when applying. While the MacKenzie will try to accommodate all requests, booth display spaces are allotted on a first come, first served basis (based on the date of application). The map is subject to change.

The MacKenzie makes the final decision on allocation of display space.

Artists are responsible for their booth display set-up and take-down and must supply their own tents, tables, chairs, display equipment, hanging supplies, etc. “Knockdown” display systems are recommended for ease of set-up and take-down. Artists are encouraged to have a sign clearly indicating their name. Some booths are on uneven ground; therefore, we require all shelves and display units to be secured and anchored to ensure safety for all participants. Concerns or questions regarding set-up should be directed to the MacKenzie Art Gallery prior to the show’s opening.

Any vendors operating a food concession or selling food products for consumption off-site, please follow this link for the Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Vendor Package – Temporary Permit and email your fully completed application to Carrie Smith by email: csmith@mackenzie.art

Food Vendors with licensed trailers are not required to complete the Temporary Permit form, instead, please provide a copy of your license to Carrie Smith by email: csmith@mackenzie.art

Any food vendors that generate grease laden vapor, for example by deep fat frying, cooking meat on stove tops/flat tops, cooking with oil on stove tops/flat tops and charbroiling, must be inspected by Regina Fire Service at least two weeks prior to the event. Email fast@regina.ca or call (306) 777-7830.

The show goes on, rain or shine! Please note that the event is outside—vendors accepted should have plans for sun/heat management (i.e.: shade structures, water, a fan in the case of booths with electrical), as well as for wind, rain, and/or cooler weather. Artists are responsible for their displays regardless of the weather.

The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel Bazaart due to inclement weather or any other unforeseen circumstances which pose a safety risk.

Artists accepted to participate in Bazaart but who cannot attend must provide a written notice of cancellation to the Gallery, on or before 15 May, 2024, to receive a refund of their registration fee less a $100 administration fee. Refunds are not available for cancellations made after 15 May, 2024.

The MacKenzie reserves the right to cancel the event at any time, at which point registration fees will be returned in full to vendors. The MacKenzie Art Gallery is not responsible for any fees incurred by vendors related to travel, lodgings, or set-up for the event.

Registration and booth set-up begins at 6:30 AM on Saturday, 15 June, 2024. You must register with our staff upon arrival to receive directions for parking, participant ID, and vendor passes. Booths must be completely set up and ALL vehicles moved out of Lot 1 and the surrounding booth areas to the designated parking area by 9:30 AM. Booth displays MUST remain set up until 5 PM. Parking is available in Lot 2. View the Vendor Map.

The MacKenzie Art Gallery will develop and implement a strategic marketing plan to promote Bazaart. The MacKenzie’s website will showcase Bazaart and the participating artisans. The MacKenzie Art Gallery reserves the right to use images submitted by accepted artists for promotional purposes, both in print and online.

All participating artisans will be listed in the onsite Bazaart directory; listing includes artistic category, name, booth number, website and/or e-mail address. Please ensure you provide all necessary information on the application form. The Bazaart directory provides guests with an overview of all participating vendors and assists them to navigate the Bazaart grounds.

Bazaart is filled with activities for everyone! Live performances, activities for children and families, and free admission to the Gallery invites visitors to stay, play, and shop both inside and outside the Gallery.

For information regarding hotels, motels, restaurants, and attractions, please visit Tourism Regina. If you will need hotel accommodations, we encourage you to contact Carrie Smith for more information about reduced rates and availability with our hospitality partners. 

Carrie Smith, Development Associate, (306) 584-4250 ext. 4254 csmith@mackenzie.art

Information for Jurors

Open Call for Bazaart 2024 Jurors – Deadline to Apply is 15 February

Become a vital part of Regina’s vibrant artistic scene by participating in the jury selection of the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s Bazaart vendors. Bazaart is an art, craft, and design fair that showcases the practices of Canadian and local artisans who excel in their chosen medium. Each year over 5,000 attendees support independent makers, artists, and craftspeople by purchasing their work. The MacKenzie Art Gallery is seeking individuals passionate about the arts to join a panel of knowledgeable jurors. This Jury will play a crucial role in providing independent and informed advice on artist applications – ensuring transparency, integrity, and professionalism in the selection of vendors.  

Please note: Bazaart 2024 Jurors and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate as vendors at Bazaart 2024.

Apply to be a juror

Juror assessment criteria

We are dedicated to building a jury that mirrors the diversity of Regina’s population. We aim to include individuals of various ages, backgrounds, identities, and abilities. The MacKenzie Art Gallery believes in creating an inclusive space for all, and the diversity of our jury members is essential in achieving this goal. 

By joining our jury, you contribute to building an immersive centre for art focusing on visitors and artists, Indigenous culture, and diversity while also engaging people in transformative experiences of the world through art. 

We are actively searching for jury members with diverse expertise and experiences, including: 

  • Arts and design professionals with knowledge in fine art and/or craft (e.g., fine-crafts people, makers, artists, curators). 
  • Community members familiar with Regina’s social and cultural climate, demonstrating local awareness (e.g., volunteers, board advisors, grassroots or non-profit community organizers). 

Submissions will be accepted until 15 February at 11:59 PM CST, with Jurors selected to serve in 2024 being notified by 29 February.  

As a form of gratitude and compensation, those chosen to serve as jurors will receive a complimentary Gallery membership and admission passes to Bazaart 2024 events.  

Apply now! 

For more information or for help with your application, kindly contact Carrie Smith via email at csmith@mackenzie.art or phone at 306 584 4250 | ext. 4254