Quarterly Updates: April 2016

Author: ZAPP Team
Date: April 27, 2016

The ZAPP® team has several updates for you this spring, from important changes to new system features and other offerings. Also, don’t forget to connect with us socially! We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and we even have a YouTube channel for help videos!

Here’s what’s going on in ZAPPland…

Three Reasons to Upgrade Your Browser
We know constant browser updates can be pesky or downright annoying, but before you opt out of updating, here are three reasons why you should always make sure the Internet browser you’re using is the latest version.

  1. Starting June 20, 2016, users with outdated browsers may not be able to access ZAPP®. To ensure you have continued access to ZAPP® and all the features you need on the site, update your browser. LEARN MORE.
  1. Outdated browsers may contain vulnerabilities. Browser updates can resolve security flaws or patch known loopholes that may put you at risk while you’re browsing the Internet.
  1. Keeping your browser up-to-date is an important part of safely browsing the Internet, especially if you’re sending sensitive data, such as credit card information, online.

BONUS: Updated browsers sometimes feature changes or cool tweaks based on user feedback. Using the latest version of your browser will keep you savvy to those offerings.

You can check your browser version or learn how to update at

ZAPP Leader Board Banner 2016

What Do You Want to Learn at the 2016 Arts Festival Conference?
We’re working on sessions and speakers for this year’s Arts Festival Conference, Oct. 6-7, 2016, in Houston, Texas, and we want your opinion! This conference was designed as a professional development opportunity for you, the key players in the art fair and festival industry, so we want to know what topics you find most relevant.

Share your ideas for the 2016 Conference!

NEW FEATURE: Requesting Artist Images
After receiving great feedback from administrators, we are happy to deliver a new, easy-to-manage format for your artist images that you use for publicity. Now, when you request a disc of artist images, you will see the following for more efficient organization:

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TIP: If you’re using a newer machine without a disc drive, let us know, and we can send you a link to download your images instead.

Purchasing Booths in ZAPP®
Now that jury season is wrapping up, it’s time to start purchasing booths and preparing for your participation in the show. You can watch our video How to Purchase a Booth if you need a refresher. Don’t forget to check out our other resources in the ZAPP® Help Center.

ZAPP® Artist Featured in NEA 50th Anniversary Video
ZAPP’s parent company, WESTAF, helped the National Endowment for the Arts Celebrate its 50th Anniversary with this video tribute featuring ZAPP® artist and Oversight Committee Member, Will Armstrong. WESTAF is a leader in services and technology solutions for the arts.

That’s all for now. Until next time…