MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


We are now accepting
Membership Applications
Basic Team Description:
We are a global interest 
based team wherein we promote, share and encourage each others' creative work through a positive team environment utilizing the goals we set through our private community and team meetings.


A Little More Information About Our Team:
Beyond this we are a group of Etsy shop owners who have come together through a caring and positive team environment to support and encourage each other. This is the core aspect of our team and one of the most important guides we use in selecting potential members.  For this reason we utilize blogs and communication with prospective members as a guide to assist us in getting to know the person behind the artist.
If you need additional information before filling out our application please feel free to contact us through our email at: inspirationavenue@yahoo.com

You can now fill out a copy of our application directly on the Etsy Team Page, or you can still copy the application here and email it to us. Hint: we might see it a little sooner if it's done on the team page :) (Hardly anyone emails us anymore, and we tend to be forgetful about our email account lol!)
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Inspiration Avenue Membership Application

Would you like to be part of a fun and active, yet small, Etsy team with an emphasis on visual arts?

Read through the following application questions, and if you feel that you and the team are a good fit, email us your completed application to inspirationavenue@yahoo.com.


The three most important things that are required:

1. An Etsy shop for at least 6 months.

2. An active blog, preferably of at least 6 months duration. Your personal blog can be on any of the platforms (blogger, wordpress, typepad, etc.) but you must be comfortable using Blogger since both our public and private blogs use Blogger, and we do require active participation on both blogs. If you enjoy (or would love to become more involved in) the blogging world, most of our team activities revolve around blogging, so it's a plus if you enjoy it!

3. A great attitude! Since we are by choice a small team, and we have weekly art challenges as well as blog parties, giveaways, auctions etc., we require active participation and a fun team spirit to keep things going. We know that there are some Etsy teams with thousands of members, many of whom do not (and are not expected to) participate regularly. We are not like those teams! We need your active participation!
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So on to the part where you can tell us a little bit about yourself:



Your First and Last Name:
Your Email:
Country you live in:
Shop Name:  
Shop Address:
Blog Address:

Do you create some form of art, primarily visual art? (That is, art which is mostly visual in nature, such as drawing, painting, mixed media, assemblage, sculpture, printmaking, digital design, crafts, photography, scrapbooking, journaling, collage, etc.)


Tell us a little bit about your art. (Why you create, what you like about it, your favorite piece…anything you'd like people to know!)


(One member each week hosts our art challenge on the Inspiration Avenue blog. You can take a look at it here: IA FRONT ROOM . It's easy and fun to host if you are familiar with Blogger!) 
Would you agree to host a challenge once every 6 weeks or so (depending upon how many members we have)?


(We become great friends within our team. We support each others' blogs and Etsy shops by posting members' buttons on our blogs, commenting on blog posts, making treasuries, giving encouragement… ) Do you agree to provide support for other members in this way?

(We have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a public blog with over 550 followers, and a private blog where we conduct team business, chat with each other, organize events like blog parties, and just generally visit and catch up with one another.) Would you be able to be present at least several times a week, mainly on our private blog?
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If you are interested in joining our team please email your completed application to inspirationavenue@yahoo.com 


Once you send us your completed application it will be submitted to our team for review.  Should you fit within the mediums and criteria we are currently seeking for membership your application will be reviewed by our members and voted on.  The voting process takes approximately one week and once a final decision has been reached you will be contacted.
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A Little About Our Etsy Team
Our team members are comprised of a diversified selection of artists totaling no more than 25 – 30 actively participating members who work in a wide range of artistic mediums including but not limited to painting, collage art, paper arts, jewelry design, fabric & fiber arts, digital design, photography, etc.

Our goal is to assist our members in increasing visibility for their handmade creations. We accomplish this by mutually sharing helpful online tools with each other, promoting artisan creations through our weekly inspirational blog challenges, and participating in annual blog parties and charitable events.

Given the small size of our team, all of our members are encouraged to participate by helping out with the upkeep of our team Twitter, Facebook, and blog activities, and by joining our administrative team when a position comes available.

So if you’re looking to get involved with a small, fun, and active team that encourages positive relationships through an environment of artistic inspiration, look not further.


Who Can Join Our Etsy Team?
The Inspiration Avenue Etsy Team is a moderated team with the following requirements:
1. Prospective team members are expected to maintain an active Etsy Shop and Blog for a minimum of 6 months. The blog helps us get to know the person behind the art.

2. When membership allows, we look to add artists who work with other mediums outside those we currently offer, so we can continue to offer a diversified selection of creations through one team.

3. Membership is through this blog application process and all active team members vote on prospective membership applications. If you are accepted into our Inspiration Avenue Blog Team you are automatically accepted into our Etsy Team also. If you are interested in joining our team please fill out the membership application above.

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