We are so excited that you are interested in applying to be one of our amazing Artisans at the Summer Arts Festival!
The 2018 Call for Artisans is now OPEN until June 27, 2018.
Thank you for your interest in participating in the Summer Arts Festival! Please note that the Summer Arts Festival usually sells out by June 1 and a wait list for jewelry & soap artisans. If you are interested in participating for the 2018 Festival book early. Until full payment for the space rental AND BAC membership you are NOT a confirmed Artisan and may be put on a waiting list.
2018 SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Before you get started please read the General Terms and Conditions as well the FAQs:
General Terms & Conditions
By completing your registration you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. These terms and conditions may be updated from time to time as required and you agree to be bound by any future updates upon delivery of notice of such updates.
*You will not sublease your booth.
*You will not share your booth without approval or all artisans going through the jurying application process.
*You will comply with all local zoning, bylaws, and health and safety rules.
*You will only sell the creations outlined in this application unless prior written approval is obtained from the Festival Coordinator.
*You will only sell products that have been designed and made by you.
*You (or your representative) are required to be present in your booth the entire duration of the show and will not take down your booth until the event is closed.
*You will be respectful to fellow Artisans, Event Coordinators and volunteers.
*You will have fun and promote your participation at the event as much as possible!
*Photos submitted on this application may be used by the Festival Coordinator for promotional purposes without any further permissions or accreditation.
How much does it cost to be an Artisan @ the SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL?
BAC MEMBER table rental – $75 Must be a current member in good standing.
NON MEMBER table rental – $75 + $25 BAC membership.
Artisans have an opportunity to book an entire tent at a discount of an additional $50.
Artisan have the option of supplying their own 10 x 10 tent to utilize all the tent space.
BAC MEMBER- $85
NON-MEMBERS $85 + $25 BAC Membership
All Artisans that participate in the Festival must be BAC member. NEW Artisans – YOU DO NOT NEED to be a BAC member to apply . If you are accepted to the Festival membership can be purchased online at the link here.
What’s included with my space @ the Summer Arts Festival?
Artisan space comes with a 6′ table and 1 chair. (unless specified that you DO NOT WANT a table) One shared 10×10 tent. All artisan will be sharing the tent with another artisan. 2 artisans per tent.
Artisans MUST provide their own table cloth and other display items. All tables MUST be draped with a table cloth to the ground.
The Festival facility set-up is very organic in the sense that we do not set up ‘booths’ with drape and piping. It is an OUTDOOR event. The event happens rain or shine so be prepared. We reserve the right to place you where we think will work for the entire event. We take into consideration your craft, space requirement or location of other similar vendors.
Electricity is NOT available during the event.
How many people attend the Festival?
Our 2018 SUMMER Festival saw more than 1,000 + attendees enjoying the Summer Arts Festival & Park’s Edge Paint Off.
How does the Festival organizer jury applications?
We receive an overwhelming number of applications for the Festival, and narrowing down our choices is always difficult! Our goal is to make sure we have the best collection of artists, designers, and crafters. Each application is considered and juried based on a number of criteria, including the craftsmanship of the products you’re marketing, the creativity of your brand, the quality of your website, and your social media presence.
We always love to have fresh talent at the Festival and highly encourage new artisans to apply!
In 2018 the jurying will occur beginning April 2018 until June 15, 2018. You will be notified of your acceptance via email.
Can I sell a product that I didn’t design myself?
BIG NO! In order to be accepted as an Artisan, everything you sell needs to be designed by you and handmade right here at home. We don’t allow any mass-produced items to be sold, or any products that are manufactured outside of Canada.
I make food products. Are there additional rules I need to follow?
YES! Please contact Fraser Health to find out what the requirements are for the type of food you make. You will be required to upload a copy of your permit (or letter of exemption or inspection report) on your Artisan application. Applications without the required documentation will be discarded without further consideration.
Additional forms will be required of you if you intend to offer samples at the show.
Can I share my space with a friend?
YES, we do allow sharing table space with a friend BUT they must be juried into the show. There is ABSOLUTELY NO SUBLETTING of the space.
I really want to be part of the Festival, but I can’t be there for the entire event. Can I book a booth for just one or two hours?
Sorry not sorry – NO. If you’re accepted to the show, you must commit to participating in all day event. It is an administrative nightmare to pull 1 artisan out.
If I exhibited as an Artisan, do I still have to apply?
Prior participation doesn’t guarantee acceptance to future events; you need to submit an application for every event you’d like to participate in. Although because you are a returning artisan you DO NOT have to pay the jury fee again.
What if I get accepted as an Artisan into the Festival, but I need to cancel?
The table rental is non-refundable. The fee covers our cost for renting the tent on your behalf. This fee is refundable ONLY if the artisan can find a replacement suitable for the event. All artisan’s must be juried to be considered as a replacement.
NAMING YOUR FILES! Before you begin the application please ensure the images you are uploading are named CORRECTLY! They should read either your CompanyNameImage1.jpeg or FirstnameLastNameImage1.jpeg. (ie TeenaMartinImage1.jpeg) ALL files are uploaded to a very large dropbox folder and we do not have the time to sort through 100’s of images to figure out which image belongs to you!!