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American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - 36th Annual 2012
Show Dates: 6/9/12 - 6/17/12
Application Deadline: 4/30/12

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REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

General Information
The 36th Annual American Crafts Festival takes place at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, one of the most prestigious arts centers in the world. That association has always connoted the highest level of craftsmanship which attracts, year after year, a very large, astute, and enthusiastic audience capable of supporting beautiful work at all price points.

The show takes place on two consecutive weekends, June 9,10 and June 16, 17, 2012. You can apply to either or both weekends.

The annual American Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center traditionally host over 100,000 visitors each and are consistently the best crafts festivals in the New York City and tri-state metropolitan area. In addition to robust sales, often-exceeding $15,000 per weekend per capita, significant wholesale purchases have also been made at this event. Record sales due to visitors from the entire Megalopolis have made this the event of choice in the New York Area. New Yorkers, suburbanites, tourists and theater constituents all contribute to these banner sales. In addition, presents for weddings, graduation and Father's Day are timely contributions.

In addition to our own enormous mailing list of metropolitan area qualified crafts customers, there are thousands of theatre goers that afford expensive tickets, tourists from all over the world that, due to the weak dollar, and Lincoln Center being a tourist must see destination, buy an abundance of unique American crafts. All of this is in a neighborhood where apartments cost millions of dollars.

Participation is limited to approximately 185 craft-artists per weekend. The number of participants in each craft area will be carefully balanced so as to afford all participants their fair share of this rich market.
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Dear Friend:
As always, we value your participation and recognize your need for shows that are profitable and well organized. We recognize your personal need to be treated with courtesy and to have all of your concerns not only heard, but also resolved quickly and to your satisfaction. Thus, we are again including our Statement of Values and Ethics as part of our commitment to you. In addition, we reiterate our pledge to the following:
a) Shows will be held in dignified and secure settings where all booths can remain set up overnight.
b) We will hold down and even reduce booth fees.
Fees for these events will not be raised except to cover increases in expenses.
c) We promise professional, accessible and sympathetic relations with each and every participant.
We hope you will consider these events for the year 2012. We promise to make every effort to be worthy of your trust. We know how hard you work and we are committed to being a partner in prosperity. We look forward to speaking with you if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
ACAC Staff
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STATEMENT OF ETHICS AND VALUE

SERVICE: We will never forget that what we do and how we do it has an important effect on the hundreds of crafts people who count on us to perform our service and that we also need you. We know you want results (i. e. - a high return, good contacts, and growth).
HONESTY: We will conduct our professional relationships with honesty, and integrity. We will foster trust and emphasize our commitment to a professional approach that does not exclude human considerations and humane treatment.
CONCERN: We will show concern for the welfare of our clients and constituents, the people we work with, the facilities that we use, the environment and the men and women who put their trust in us.
COURTESY: We will be courteous to our clients, to each other and to all those whose lives we touch. We will consider how we would like to be treated when interacting with our patrons and clients.
EXCELLENCE: We will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do. We will find satisfaction only in the highest level of performance and in the best possible results.
TEAMWORK: We will see the crafts world as a community working as a team. We will attempt to engender harmonious interaction within this enterprise by recognizing our interdependence and combining our best thinking and efforts towards making the American Crafts Festivals , Autumn Crafts Festivals and The Spring Crafts and Fine Art Fair among the best Crafts Festivals in the Nation.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

STANDARDS
Work must be original, hand-crafted and expertly executed. Manufactured products, products assembled from kits, products made outside North America are all unacceptable to these standards and should not be submitted for screening. BUY-SELL VENDORS WILL BE Removed With NO Refund. Categories NOT accepted: items made primarily of dried flowers, shells and items that are commercially manufactured and then embellished, such as T-shirts. Manufacturers, importers and agents other than craft artists should not apply.

BOOTH SPACE
An individual may have more than one booth space. One and a half booth spaces are available-see various booth space sizes. Two craftspeople may not share one space. This is an outdoor event, but booth displays may be left up overnight. One booth space will either be 10' long x 7' deep or 10' x 10'. (A 10' x 10' canopy will fit into a 10' x7' space.) Larger booths are available.

Booth Fees for the Lincoln Center show are as follows (per weekend):
10x7 ($680)
15x7 ($1020)
20x7 ($1360)
10x10 ($740)
15x10 ($1110)
20x10 ($1480)
Electricity is available ($80) for 250 Watts
Corner booths are $100 more.

COMMISSION There is a 6% commission on gross sales utilizing the honor system collected at the end of each show day.

ADVERTISING
A comprehensive promotion campaign will incorporate all media including T.V., radio and full color posters. Free printed programs and full color postcard invitations for your customers will also be available.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Complete instructions plus hotel accommodations will be sent with acceptance notifications. Festival will take place rain or shine.
The Festivals at the Nassau County Museum of Art are under tents.

SECURITY
Security will be maintained 24 hours a day. Booths may stay up overnight. Nighttime security utilizes former NYC police officers.

CANCELLATION If upon acceptance an artist is forced to cancel his or her participation, 100% of booth fees minus the $175 deposit per weekend will be returned upon written receipt of cancellation before April 1st (for the Spring Crafts & Fine Art Fair) and May 1st (for the American Crafts Festival and Autumn Crafts Festival)

PLEASE NOTE: The American Concern for Artistry and Craftsmanship exclusively produces the craft events at the Lincoln Center Complex and the Nassau County Museum of Art, and is not affiliated in any way with events at any other locations.


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