If you are a venue (gallery, museum, alternative art space etc) and you would like to participate in the ACP festival, here is some information to get you started:
Q: What are the benefits of participating in the ACP festival?
A: Participation in the ACP festival has many benefits in addition to having your venue publicized to tens of thousands of people through our printed and online festival guide. During the festival, we send a weekly email blast that lists events for the coming week, in which your event will be promoted. Also, as an ACP participating venue, you can keep us informed of your events throughout the year and we will announce them on our acclaimed blog ACP Now! (the most comprehensive photography blog in Atlanta).
Q: What dates are acceptable?
A: The festival guides are distributed early to mid-September, so it does not make sense to have an event before mid-September. We stop coverage of the weekly events after the first week of November. To make sure your event gets the coverage it deserves, it's best to schedule it between September 15th and November 1st.
Q: What if we are planning a group show?
A: Group shows are great! There are some additional charges to list more than four artists, but it is worth the effort, because all of the artists names will be cross-referenced in both the printed guide and the online guide, and all will refer back to your venue. You will need to select one image to accompany your listing. If you don't have an image from the show, an installation shot of your venue works well, or you may use your venue logo.
Q: Can we plan a lecture, book signing or special event along with our exhibition?
A: Absolutely! There is a way to list extra events associated with your exhibition in the festival guide.
Q: How do we list our events in the Festival Guide?
A: In May, ACP will have an online submission tool for submitting your listing. For starters, you will need a large jpg, sized at 1000 to 3000 pixels wide (or long), at 72dpi. Keep in mind that you must have permission to use the image (if you did not take it yourself) and that ACP may use the image on our website.
(top photo credit: Burnaway & John Ramspott)