2023 Applications are OPEN until April 8

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Deadline: April 8, 2023

The Doylestown Arts Festival is seeking partnerships with local art and cultural institutions that are interested in being on site at the annual event. The Doylestown Arts Festival is proud to promote Doylestown and Bucks County on a national level, including putting a spotlight on our art and cultural district. To enable these partnerships, the festival is dedicating a limited number of booths to non-profit art and cultural focused organizations at a discounted booth cost. In addition, no jury fee is required for this application. In exchange, the festival will look to our partners to help promote the event to new audiences.

This application is limited to non-profit, art and cultural focused organizations who are seeking a presence at the festival. All applicants who do not meet this criteria will be declined. Consider applying for a sponsorship or art activity instead.

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:: Application Process

The Doylestown Arts Festival is a juried event. Each partnership application is juried by a volunteer committee. This ensures that the festival features organizations that best align with the vision and goals of the festial to support the local arts community and inspire young artists. Applications must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission. Applicants will be informed of their application status typically within 3 weeks of the application closing.

:: Cultural Partner Booths

Non-profit art and cultural focused organizations who are seeking a presence at the festival may apply for this special partnership. If accepted, cultural partner booths are $280 each. Vendors are responsible for their own tent and materials. No electric or water is provided. Sound systems are not permitted. The festival will seek to partner with these organizations to help spread the word about the event to new audiences.

:: Activities

We strongly recommend including an activity or demonstration as part of your application. Not only do demonstrations and activities help your booth fit into the atmosphere of our event, they also drive engagement for your organization.

:: Guidelines

Because our event draws thousands of families, we do expect all our partners to be family-friendly and acceptable for a public space. Initiatives that contribute to fundraisers, public good, or community improvement are always welcomed.

:: Rules & Regulations

  • Booth Details

    We provide an empty 10x10 space for you to setup as needed. We encourage tents for protection from the sun, heat, and any other weather. There are no rules on tent color or style, so long as your setup fits within your allotted space. All tents must be weighed down.

  • Space Requests

    We do not accept space requests or reservations. The show layout is designed primarily to create a variety of styles and genres through the festival.

  • Setup Rules

    Displays must not block sidewalks and all tables must be covered to the ground with packing materials neatly out of sight. No electric is available for artists. Booths may not be shared unless you applied together. Vendors are not permitted to change spaces or move their setup without permission from the festival directors.

  • Expectations of Conduct

    We expect all of our vendors to be kindand courteous to each other, attendees, and our volunteers. Vendors are not permited to walk the streets with products or samples. Any disputes between vendors should be brought to the attention of a volunteer so it can be resolved quickly and fairly. Failure to observe these basic requests is grounds for removal and disqualification from current and future shows.

  • Weather Policy

    Our festival goes on, rain or shine! In the rare and unfortunate case of extreme weather we would cancel the affected day(s). We are not able to have a rain date due to the location and permits of our festival.

  • Refund Policy

    All fees are non-refundable. This includes booth fees, application fees, reservations and add-ons, even in the unlikely case of a show cancellation.

  • Liability Statement

    The Applicant hereby agrees to allow the Doylestown Arts Festival, as well as its partners and volunteers, to use supplied and published information and/or artwork to promote the festival. The Applicant understands that no refunds are available. The Applicant agrees to follow the terms and rules supplied by the organizers leading up to the event. Failure to meet any of these terms will result in withdrawal from the festival. The Applicant agrees to assume all liability for and indemnify Doylestown Business and Community Alliance DBA Discover Doylestown, the Doylestown Arts Festival, and their respective members/volunteers/partners from and against any and all claims, with loss of life, personal injury, and or property damage, theft, arising from or out of installation, setup, operation and dismantling of exhibit. This release applies to all employees, partners, and volunteers associated with the stated organizations.