Artist Application

Application Guidelines

  1. This is the first round of applications. Advancing to the next round will be dependent on the answers and materials supplied within this application.
  2. Please be detailed in your answers below. Our ability to auction off your art bra, promote you as an artist, and hold a successful event is HIGHLY dependent on the quality and thoughtfulness of your responses. 
  3. You will be asked to complete a bra that fits into one of our five collections (please review these collection inspirations in the 'Collection' portion of this application). Please keep this in mind when designing and creating your piece of wearable art.

Artist Contact Information

If you are submitting your Art Bra as a group, please provide the names, contact information, and individual photos of all members of your group in the 'Additional Artist' sections below. 


Artist Information

Tell us a little bit more about you!


Work Examples

Please upload any pieces of work that you would like to share with us to showcase your artistry.


Collections

This year we are asking our Artist to submit a bra inspired by and meant for one of the below collections. Please see the below information on our five Art Bra Austin: Days of Haute collections:

  1. Architectural Artistry: Geometric and structured pieces. Examples here.
  2. Gothic Romance: A dark look at romantic dress. Examples here.
  3. Regency Couture: A modern take 17th-century British courts fashion. Examples here. 
  4. Monochrome: Black and white monochromatic designs. Examples here.  
  5. Austin-Tatious CAMP: Inspired by the opulent Drag Balls of the 80s and 90s. Examples here.

About Your Art Bra

Please be as detailed and thorough in your answers as possible.


Supporting Materials

Please share any additional materials that will help us understand your design. This could include sketches, fabric swatches, preliminary designs, inspiration pieces, etc.


Artist Agreement

Thank you for your investing your time and talent as an artist for  BCRC's Art Bra 2022. The expectations associated with being an Art Bra Austin Artist are listed below. Please review each statement carefully and include your signature and date at the end to indicate you have read and accepted the terms. We also suggest you download a printable version of this agreement from the Art Bra Austin website and keep it for your records.

  1. Art Bra Austin is the signature fundraiser for Breast Cancer Resources Centers (BCRC), a non-profit organization providing services to area women diagnosed with breast cancer. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit BCRC, and in turn, women throughout Central Texas who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The event and all functions related to it are intended as a benefit.
  2. In order to participate in Art Bra Austin, you must agree to these Rules and Guidelines, which consist of (i) the terms and conditions on these pages; and (ii) the Entry Form. If you are a minor, you must obtain the prior permission of your parent and/or legal guardian, who must agree to these Rules and Guidelines on his/her and your behalf. Submission of an entry in this fundraiser constitutes your agreement to these Rules and Guidelines.
  3. You certify that you understand the application process as outlined below:
    - October 11th @ 5PM: The first round electronic application must be submitted
    - October 15 @ 5 PM: Artists will be informed that they are invited to submit a full bra.
    - December 17 @ 5:00 PM: Completed Art Bras must be submitted and delivered in person. Submission may be delivered in-person to BCRC's Administrative Office, or sent by mail or by courier service (FedEx, UPS, etc.) to the following address: Breast Cancer Resource Centers, 4807 Spicewood Springs Road, Bldg 1, Suite 1100. Austin, TX, 78759.
  4. Works will be considered in-kind, charitable donations, and therefore the property of BCRC. BCRC is a 501(c)(3) and all contributions to it are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. BCRC accepts no responsibility for submissions that are lost, delayed, damaged, altered, mislaid, howsoever caused.
  5. All Art Bras that are NOT chosen for the show, must be picked up no later than April 1, 2022. Failure to pick up your bra at this time releases the Art Bra to BCRC for its discretion.
  6. BCRC does not guarantee that the bra that you create will be worn by yourself or an individual you dictate. 
  7. Art Bra Austin is a professionally choreographed runway show. BCRC will attempt to remain true to the design intentions of the artist but retains the right to deviate from these conceptions to maintain and/or achieve cohesiveness within the show.
  8. By participating in the fundraiser, you agree and hereby grant BCRC permission to use, copy, modify, distribute, and publicly display your submission for any purpose, such as but not limited to, press and media communications, without any compensation to you. You also agree that BCRC may use your name and likeness to administer and promote the fundraiser and any additional promotional events related to the fundraiser. BCRC will hold the rights to any photographs made of the submissions and may use them to create merchandise for sale at a future date. Entrants will not be compensated for the inclusion of their entries in such merchandise.
  9. This fundraiser is governed by the laws of the State of Texas. By participating, you agree to be bound by the terms of these Rules and Guidelines and by BCRC's decisions, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this fundraiser. Each entrant agrees not to act in any manner that might: (i) infringe any third-party proprietary, intellectual property, industrial property, personal rights, or other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or confidentiality obligation. To the extent permitted by the law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief, or to any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or in connection to this fundraiser are hereby excluded, and you expressly waive any and all such rights.
  10. By submitting an entry to the fundraiser you agree explicitly that all components of your artwork and supporting statement are indeed original creations. Any intellectual property infringement, misuse, or plagiarism of another's work in any form or state will result in immediate disqualification of the submission from the fundraiser.
  11. All Art Bra Artists are required to fundraise for BCRC through BCRC's online personal fundraising platform. You will be assisted in the creation of this page. BCRC will also provide training and ongoing support to ensure your personal fundraising success. All fundraising pages will be created on Artist Information Night, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2021.

You've reached the end! 
Please review your answers and ensure you have completed all of the required fields. Once completed, click the 'Submit' button and a copy of your responses will be emailed to the email address you provided above.

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