How to apply

We are here to help! Please book your 30 min workshop appointment using the booking button below.

Workshops : Sat 4 July The Summit Hall;  Wed 8 July Ballandean Hall, Sat 18 July Dalveen Hall, Wed 29 July Glen Aplin Hall.

NFP Community Groups please contact us as your process may be different.

We must close applications 30 July, time is tight and no late applications can be considered.

Do not start online application until you have completed your workshop.  Please do not apply via a mobile device.


Application information

What is GBART? It is the short name for The Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail.

A booklet with a map showing information about artisans and venues including their locations so visitors can plan their own “adventure”.
The idea is for people to use this booklet to create their own adventure across the advertised days/times in October.
The ‘Open Studio’ EVENT is when Artisans “ON THE TRAIL” commit to inviting the public into their studios to experience
their art or craft process by way of a demonstration, workshop or practise of their art or craft.
Groups of Artisans/Crafters (Collectives) can collaborate to offer a group event, an example might be Boomerang Bags or Stanthorpe
Potters. Tourist venues or other businesses can ‘Adopt an Artisan’ where they take up residence at a local business (eg winery or café
etc) over the weekend. Our key point of difference is that the artisans offer something for visitors to see/do across the advertised
hours/dates – workshops, meet the maker, talks, behind the scenes tours etc. It is not an art exhibition but an “engagement event”.

PAST OR CURRENT GRANITE BELT LOCAL Artisans (including performing artisans). There are four types:

  1. INDIVIDUAL – Artisan opening their own private studio/workspace.
  2. NFP Community Organisations (examples – Stanthorpe Museum, Amiens History Assoc., Stanthorpe Pottery Club).
  3. ARTISAN IN RESIDENCE – Artisan at a venue (eg restaurant, winery, business, small hall etc), other than their own venue.
  4. COLLECTIVE – Group of Artisans sharing space either at a business venue OR community hall (or similar) as their collective

An Artisan must be in attendance and “demonstrating” or “performing” or providing a talk, meet the maker or other engagement
experience for visitors with their art/craft, during the hours advertised on the dates agreed on two weekends at a location on the Granite

Artisans can make their own arrangements to source or provide a suitable venue/business for this event; or contact GBART to book
space at a small hall.

Certificates of current public liability insurance and COVID compliance are required from each venue (except small halls which GBART will collect).
Except for Small Halls, GBART does not organize venues for artisans or artisans for businesses.

The objective of this event is to provide visitors with an engaging experience and insight into the process of your chosen
media/genre – it is not an art exhibition! It is an engagement event! Visitors expect to experience meeting you, talking with you,
or some activity or process rather than a passive display. Please take this in to account before you apply.

ASSESSMENT is by GBART inc. sub-committee and decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into.


Selection requirements will include:

  • Like and Follow GBARTtrail facebook page, actively sharing posts, and subscribing to our newsletters.
  • Standard of work, and adequate body of work to display
  • Authentic studio experience offering and program preparedness
  • Current Public Liability certificate of insurance from either your own business or the property where you will be demonstrating Flying is one option but you need to make your own commercial/risk decision.
  • Ability to manage COVID requirements – we recommend a booking application that looks after visitor records and numbers for your space such as TryBooking, Eventbrite, Rezdy (note small halls will be centrally managed)
  • Basic social media presence (facebook, Instagram etc) so visitors can plan their adventure.

WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO PREBOOK AND ATTEND A WORKSHOP BEFORE FILLING IN YOUR APPLICATION.  PLEASE BRING 3 PIECES OF YOUR WORK FOR PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY WHICH WE WILL PROVIDE.  (note photographs taken will be the property of GBART for marketing purposes but you may make arrangements with the official photographers if you wish to use them elsewhere). 


These dates are subject to change due to COVID-19

1 July 2020 – Applications open.

Applicant Workshops are planned for 10am-1pm on Sat 4 July, Wed 8 July, Sat 18 July and Wed 29 July.

Artisans will receive a free 30 min professional photography session.

  • Please bring 3 pieces of your work.
  • We will help you to finalise getting “GBART ready”

30 July 2020 – All application steps must be completed including photography at one of our four workshops.

August  – Trail Booklets & Programme are prepared/proofed and sent to printer.
September  – Trail Booklets & Programme distributed.
October 30, 31 – 1Nov – GBART Open Studios Event – 10am to 4pm – ONE HUGE LONG WEEKEND!

Please print off and prepare a draft of your application – do not begin the online application until you have attended a photography session. If you need help with anything relating to your application, please call Rosy on 0417 727 997 so we can do our best to help everyone be “GBART ready”.    If you are not using your
own venue or a small hall please obtain venue owner’s permission before you apply.  Note all venues must confirm they can accommodate the COVID19 Stage 3 Stepdown requirements which include 4 square metres per person and do not exceed maximum capacity.

Step 1 – Select Application Type

Individual w/ Private Studio/Workspace
Not for Profit Community Organisation
Artisan in Residence at Small Hall or a Business