One more week to apply to be an Artist in Residence for Imagine!

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A sampling of just a few of our products mixed in with other craft supplies as well as artwork created by some of our many talented Artists in Residence this year.

Only one week before the deadline for your Artist in Residence 2017 application is due. We have so much fun with our Artists and wanted to get across to you really how fun, educational and rewarding it is to be an AIR. So, we thought you should hear it from them!

“I’m having a wonderful time with it, and I’m learning a lot too!”
−Alison Heikkila

“I have really enjoyed working with all of the Imagine products and look forward to the new ones that may be in development. I see only good things ahead for Artist in Residence and Imagine!”
−Neva Cole

“I sincerely love the products and enjoy trying to come up with fresh and unique ways to incorporate Imagine products into various projects. I’ve never been a good salesman at selling myself but I give 110% to all of the companies I work for and I may give a bit more to Imagine because it feels like a family.”
−Roni Johnson

We can’t wait to see what all you creative people come up with! We encourage you to apply so you can join in all the fun with us. (Plus, think of how many years it will be before you have to ever buy another ink pad! Did we mention we partner with other companies like Echo Park Paper, CAS-ual Fridays, and Xyron which give you more freebies for your stash? Not to mention the fact that we will promote your artwork all over the place!) Click on the badge below for information on how to apply to be one of Imagine’s 2017 Artists in Residence.

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Are You Our Next Artist in Residence?

I love being part of the Imagine Crafts AIR’s family of artists where it’s okay to be you! There’s no pressure to be artsy clones trying to copy a particular style or aesthetic, it’s okay to think and create outside of the box.

Roni Johnson, Current Artist in Residence

Our 2015-2016 Design Team Open Call is live and waiting for you!This year we are looking for DIYers, Card Makers, Memory Keepers, Mixed Media and Video artists. From CAS to retro and vibrant, we welcome all varieties of aesthetics. Learn more on our blog!

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See what more of our Artist in Residence have to say about being a part of the Imagine Crafts team!

I love being a part of this [Design Team]! Not only are you supplied with high end, fun products before the rest of the art world sees them but you are encouraged to use the products in your own creative way. As a member of the team you watch yourself stretch and grow creatively without even realizing it. The support from [Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko] is amazing; you’re encouraged to let the company know whatever your needs are and they meet those needs quickly! This is truly one of the great design teams out there, I appreciate having been a part of it.

Renee Zarate, Current Artist in Residence


It’s not a team, its a family with support at every step of the journey.

Clare Horner, Current Artist in Residence


Join the Imagine Crafts 2015-2016 Design Team!

The 2015 – 2016 Artist in Residence Design Team OPEN CALL is here Imagine Crafters! We are looking for makers like yourselves who exude creativity and are ready to share that creativity with the world. If you or someone you know loves to paper craft, DIY from top to bottom, mixes all sorts of media or loves to demonstrate crafting inspiration through video. Look no further, you’ve found your home.

This year we are looking for DIYers, Card Makers, Memory Keepers, Mixed Media and Video artists. From CAS to retro and vibrant, we welcome all varieties of aesthetics.

Artist in Residence Perks

  • You will receive advance samples of all new products.
  • You will be supplied with Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko products, along with partner companies and manufacturers.
  • Global exposure through all Imagine Crafts social media channels including but not limited to email blasts, Facebook and the Imagine Crafts Blog.
  • The opportunity for your artwork to be used in both online and print advertising, as well as trade shows.

Artist in Residence Expectations:

  • Use Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko products in your projects and link to our website and or blog whenever possible.
  • Actively promote Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko products – including social media activity.
  • For project artists – submit a minimum of 3 projects per month.
  • For video artists – submit a minimum of 2 projects per month.
  • Link to Imagine Crafts Blog on your own blog or website.
  • Follow Imagine Crafts on all social media channels where possible (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, WordPress, etc.).

Selection & Deadlines

The selection process will happen in two rounds. The first round will be your chance to demonstrate who you are as an artist by submitting one to three pieces. Projects for the first round are due October 5, 2015. Should you be selected for the second round we will provide you with product to create a piece that not only exemplifies your aesthetic and skill set, while also highlighting the quality and proper use of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko products.

  • Round One Project Due Date: October 5, 2015 >>> Entries received after October 5, 2015 will not be accepted.
  • Round One Selection Notification: October 23, 2015
  • Round Two Project Due Date: November 2, 2015
  • Final Selection Notification: November 11, 2015

Artist in Residence membership lasts for one year.
Term: Dec 1, 2015  –  Dec 1, 2016


Entry Information
* all fields required

Please submit the following information to AIRS@imaginecrafts.com

Name (First, Last):
Email Address:
Blog & Social Media Links:

In one paragraph tell us about yourself, including: where you live, your crafting history and why you want to be an Artist in Residence

What team/category are you applying for?

  • DIY
  • Video
  • Card Maker
  • Memory Keepers
  • Mixed Media

For this first round please attach multiple photos of one to three projects that showcase your unique style and aesthetic. (we highly encourage you to use Imagine Crafts featuring Tsukineko products, but not required)