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Tempe Festival of the Arts - Spring 2017
Downtown Tempe, Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona (West)
Show Dates: 3/31/17 - 4/2/17
Application Deadline: 10/11/16 Midnight MST
The application deadline has passed.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee (non-refundable)): $35.00
You can submit up to 2 applications for this show.
The Spring Tempe Festival of the Arts, in its 40th year, is among the oldest and best-loved traditions in the Desert Southwest. Held over a 3-day weekend, more than 225,000 visitors attend. The Festival occurs in an urban street fair atmosphere in downtown Tempe, Arizona, centered around Historic Mill Avenue. The Tempe community’s diversity and eclectic nature is an important part of its personality and the Festival is a reflection of those qualities.
This is a juried show and for each festival we utilize a unique set of jurors to select the participating artists, therefore previous participation does not guarantee acceptance. We strive to present a variety of original artwork with all artists, not representatives, on site to engage visitors. The festival producers believe that our success lies in the quality of the artists, and we strive to make the experience one that keeps them coming back. We offer a variety of artists' amenities including a hospitality break room, booth sitting services, a large-art delivery assistance program, social opportunities to engage with other artists, and 24-hour roaming security.
The festival includes live music on three stages, roaming street entertainment, Kids Block where young artists make art and exhibit their works, multiple wine/beer gardens, and the Chalk-A-Lot street mural exhibition and contest. It is truly a community centric event that strives to bring a quality experiece to our residents, tourists, and our visiting...
SPRING FESTIVAL 2017
March 31 - April 2
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
The Tempe Festival of the Arts is a juried art festival in which applications are open to all artists and crafts people within the accepted medium categories. Participation in any previous Tempe Festival of the Arts does not guarantee acceptance, which is determined by an independent jury comprised of a different combination of jury members for each festival.
Images - Selections will be made based on the five images submitted (four images of the work being proposed in each category of art and one image in each category of the booth display). Images are used to determine style, excellence of craftsmanship, and quality appearance of your merchandising/display. Images should be professionally produced whenever possible. The images that you present will determine whether or not you are selected, so your images must be clear, easy to see, and be good representations of the quality and attractiveness of your work.
Application Fees A fee of $35 per category is required at time of application and is payable by Credit Card ONLY through Zapplication. Application fees are not refundable.
Booth Fees - A 10 x10 booth space fee is $535-$575 depending on your location in the show. Cottage Edibles & Crafts (ONLY) booth spaces are 10 x 15 and the fee is $535-$575. 5 X 20 space are $765-$790 (see site map link at the top of this document). Once you are accepted and have been formally notified (October 26, 2016), your Booth Fees may be paid in two ways:
Jury Process - The jury includes up to four jurors and each we engage differnt jurors for each selection panel. This is a blind jury, in which they do not know the identity of any artist. The jury scores each artist individually based soley on their images. The jury’s scores are averaged and the top scoring entrants are accepted based on a percentage of category mix best suited for this show. Similarly, the next ranking artists are placed on a Wait List. Jury members are chosen based upon expertise, experience, and background in the arts. Jury members change for each Festival. No artists can participate in the festival without having been part of the jury process.
Awards - The Tempe Festival of Arts gives away awards in each category as well as a Best in Show. Awards total $10,000. A separate jury from the selection jury visits artist booths Friday and Saturday and awards are announced at the Saturday evening artist happy hour event.
Categories - Artists who wish to apply in one or more than one category must submit separate applications for each category, along with the processing fees and images required for each category. Artists will be selected separately in each category. If an artist is accepted in only one category, then they may only display those items in their booth. Categories are described below:
The following rules and policies are provided to ensure fairness to all participanting artists and to the buying public.
Permitted Age of Artists - All participants must be 18 years or older.
Artist Must Be Present - The artist/artists who sign the contract MUST be present at the show for the entire three day event. Representatives may not attend in place of the artist. Photo I.D. will be required at check-in. This is intended to give our audience an opportunity to engage with the artists themselves, which creates a greater connection to the works.
Collaborators - By signing this application, the exhibitor assures that he or she has direct hands on involvement in the creation and execution of each piece of work to be exhibited. Collaborating artist, if accepted, may show only their collaborative works and their names must be listed as collaborators on the show application. Collaborations are intended to be true artistic collaborations rather than business partners. The creative contribution of each artist in the collaboration must be identified on the application.
No Distributors Allowed - Artists involved in distributing volume production for others are not permitted to exhibit. If the artist himself/herself is a distributor or wholesaler, then only work personally created and made by the exhibiting artist is allowed to be presented in the festival.
Original Work - The Tempe Festival of the Arts has the right to investigate the origins of all artwork presented. If any artwork is found to be not original of the applicant's creation, the Tempe Festival of the Arts has the right to refuse participation without refund.
We have great respect for our participating artists, and therefore we ask that these rules are honored so that quality original artwork is the essence of this event. Any failure to comply with the following Festival Rules will result in immediate removal from the Festival and the Artist will be ineligible to participate in future Tempe Festival of the Arts events.
Only Approved Inventory May Be Included - Work displayed on site must be consistent with the work shown in the digital images submitted. No work outside of your juried category will be allowed. A complete list of your proposed inventory of for-sale items must accompany your application and only those items approved may be included in your on-site booths and sales. All displayed work must have been accepted by the jury process.
Only Original Work Permitted - All work - in every category - must be the original work produced by the exhibiting artist. No "buy/sell," mass-produced component assembly, or other art that is not personally created and produced by the applying artist is permitted. Work which has been produced with commercially-acquired kits ,molds, patterns, plans, prefabricated forms or other commercial methods is not permitted.
No Promotional Additions Are Permitted - Exhibitors are prohibited from selling non-original promotion items (i.e., posters, postcards, calendars, tee shirts, videos, DVD etc) at the Festival. All items exhibited must be submitted for jury approval in their appropriate categories listed on the artists' application inventory.
Disclosure of Licensed Image Sales - If artist has sold or licensed images of his/her original work to commercial concerns and those images which will be displayed at the Festival, the artist must disclose that licensing through on-site public disclaimer signage stating that some of the images being presented have been licensed for reproduction and may be found at commercial sale as reproductions being sold at discounted prices.
On-Site Set-Up/Strike Requirements - All applicants are required to check in prior to setting up. Photo identification is required. Booths must be set-up by 9 a.m., open by 10 a.m. and remain open until the official close all three days. Applicants must claim their assigned booth space no later than 8 a.m. Friday or it will be forfeited. Applicants are responsible for removing debris and ensuring the general cleanliness of the area surrounding their booths throughout the Festival and following its conclusion. No on-site storage is available unless it is arranged during the booth application process.
On-Site Safety & Security - Applicants shall display all work at their own risk. The Tempe Festival of the Arts and Downtown Tempe Foundation, Inc. are not responsible for damage, theft or loss of artwork or display furnishings. All participants are responsible for their own replacement, comprehensive and liability insurance. Applicants must obey all pertinent safety codes and laws, including, but not limited to fire, safety and parking regulations. Canopy tents must be fire retardant. The Tempe Festival of the Arts will take place rain or shine. Canopies/tents must be tied down with a minimum of 40 pounds of weight on each leg at all times.
Rain or Shine Event - Agree to be present despite weather conditions. Though rain is not common in the Desert Southwest, each participant is responsible for preparing their displays to withstand weather fluctuations including rain and wind.
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