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Joplin Arts Fest 2017
On Historic Route 66 in Downtown Joplin
Joplin, Missouri (Midwest)
Show Dates: 9/16/17 - 9/16/17
Application Deadline: 5/7/17 Midnight CST
42 day(s) and 5 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
The 3rd annual Joplin Arts Fest is Southwest Missouri’s premier fall fine arts festival. This juried event showcases exceptionally talented 2D and 3D artists showcasing their original artwork. The one-day festival is located on Historic Route 66 in Downtown Joplin, MO. The Joplin Kiwanis Club in conjunction with the Joplin Regional Artists Coalition (JRAC), Connect2Culture (C2C) and Spiva Center for the Arts sponsors the festival. In addition to the 100 fine arts booths, there will be a stage for performing arts activities. These performances will take place during the festival to complement the event. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 on Main Street in Downtown Joplin. The art festival will be from 10AM to 6PM with music performances throughout the day.
Booth spaces are 12’W x 12’D and are $75 for first time applicants and $60 for JRAC members and those artists that were in the 2016 festival. Artists are required to provide their own tent or canopy for the festival. Electricity is available for an additional $10 fee.
All funds raised by this festival will be used by the Kiwanis Club of Joplin to support a variety of youth related programs in the Joplin area.
Artists may ONLY exhibit work in their juried category (i.e. jewelry may only be exhibited by juried artists in the Jewelry category). You may submit additional separate applications for each medium you wish to show. Artists wishing to show in more than one medium may receive a coupon code (free applicaton fee) for the additional medium(s) by contacting the festival office at email@example.com after completing and submitting their first application.
Award categories are judged on merit and outstanding achievement, regardless of chosen medium. Awards are given based on the artist’s overall presentation and are determined by on-site judging held on the day of the Joplin Arts Fest. Artists must be present to be considered for the awards. Winners of Joplin Arts Fest 2017 will be automatically accepted to participate in Joplin Arts Fest 2018, unless the artist medium changes. A total of $1,400 in prizes will be awarded at the festival.
February 1, 2017—Open application
May 7, 2017—Application deadline
May 14, 2017—Jury view begins
May 27, 2017—Jury notification
June 18, 2017—Acceptance and Booth Fee Deadline
August 1, 2017—Cancellation deadline for refund
September 16, 2017—Joplin Arts Fest
If you have any comments or questions about the Joplin Arts Fest please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Steve Doerr at 417-529-3730.
Each artist wishing to show at the festival must fill out an application. Each application must be filled out completely and submitted with four COLOR digital photographs depicting the quality and style of artwork to be sold plus one COLOR digital photograph of your booth display. Please make sure that your photographs do not display your name, business name or show you or other individuals in them.
Application may be submitted beginning February 1, 2017 and must be received no later than midnight May 7, 2017. A non-refundable application-processing fee of $25 must be submitted with the application.
All applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection through an e-mail notification by May 27th. If accepted by the jury, you will have until midnight June 27, 2017 to reply to confirm your acceptance/participation in the event. Failure to respond by June 27, 2017 will result in removal and an alternative artist will be selected.
Sales Tax—Each artist will be responsible to collect and pay sales tax of 8.075%. Each artist is responsible for reporting and paying the sales tax to the Missouri Department of Revenue. Additional information concerning the reporting and paying sales tax generated at the festival may be found at: http://dor.mo.gov/faq/business/special.php
City of Joplin Business License—The cost of this one-day license is included with the booth fee. The license will be included in the artist’s packet the day of the festival and must be displayed in the artist’s booth.
Contract—A completed and submitted booth fee and its acceptance by the festival constitute a contract between the festival and the artist to use an assigned space. The festival staff has the right to assign, reassign or change any booth location. Booth spaces are not transferable by the artist. If unable to attend, please notify the festival office immediately at email@example.com.
Cancellation policy—Cancellations made by August 1st will receive a refund less a $25 fee. All cancelations must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outdoor Venue—This is an outdoor venue and will be held rain or shine. Artists are required to provide their own tent or canopy for the festival. A white tent or canopy is preferred. Artists are advised to bring necessary protection to safe guard their art from the elements. The festival is held on a paved street and thus no stacks can be used to secure the tent/canopy. Thus, it will be necessary for each tent/canopy to be securely held in place using weights. No refunds will be made should the festival be cancelled because of extreme weather conditions, any factor that the festival committee has no control over, or any other acts of God.
Electricity—Electricity is available and requires an additional fee. Each space with electricity is limited to 500 watts. Amps x volts (usually 110) equals watts. Most lighting, if it conforms to Fire Marshal guidelines below, is within acceptable limits. Generators are not allowed.
Fire Marshal Guidelines
There will be spaces available for 100 artists to display their original art. Spaces are 12’W x 12’D and are $75 for first time applicants and $60 for JRAC members and those artists that were in the 2016 festival. Included in the application fee is the required City of Joplin business license. Artists are required to provide their own tent or canopy for the festival. For an additional $10 fee, electricity is available. White tents/canopies are preferred. All tents/canopies must be weighted down to ensure the safety of those attending the festival as well as the other artists.
Setup and Take Down—All artists must be setup and ready for customers by 9:30 AM Saturday morning. All artist’s booths and displays must remain in place till 6PM. All booths must be removed from the Main Street area by 7:30 PM.
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