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General FAQs

FestivalNet publishes a wide variety of newsletters as listed below.
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  • Bi-Monthly Deadline Reminder - Lists hundreds of events with upcoming deadlines. This is a must have list!
  • Weekly Calls for Artists, Event Updates & Additions - Events with recent changes, updates or cancellations and all events in the current Call For Artists Newsletter and our CFA Web Page.
  • Pro Member Info & Updates - Pro Member announcements, news, contests, and more.
  • Affiliates - Sent periodically, receive helpful tips, news, and promotions on FestivalNet's Affiliate referral program.
These Monthly Newsletters offer tips, information and new ideas related to working in the festival market.
  • Artist & Crafters - Helpful advice & tips dedicated to all aspects of being an artist, crafter, or other vendor at festivals and events to help you achieve success.
  • Musicians - Articles revolving around booking practices, helpful tips on getting gigs and improving your online presence as a performer/entertainer working or seeking work in the festival market.
  • Food Vendors - Helpful tips and articles for food vendors, food trucks and other commercial vendors. Ideas for marketing your business and info on health and safety.
  • Promoters - Articles relating to promoting your events, communicating with potential vendors, tips on sponsorship, and helpful info on how to run a successful event.
  • Marketplace Sellers - News relating to online selling, marketing ideas for your business and tips for selling in the FestivalNet Marketplace.

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General FAQs, Member FAQs

Juried events have a selection committee for art & craft exhibitors, and require that you submit slides or photos of your work or products. The selection committee (the jury) reviews all applications before choosing exhibitors for the event. Sometimes there is a nonrefundable jury fee for these events.

Jury standards (and jury fees) will vary a lot -- some are very selective, and others simply want to prevent too much repetition in event exhibitors.

Here are the ways you can search to look for art shows.
  • In "Pro Search", select "Juried events only" or select "Juried events" and check "Events w/Prize Money," BUT keep the default settings for other options like "what booths are allowed." Keep in mind there are many art shows that are not juried.
  • In the search options, select "fine art" or "fine craft" for "what booths are allowed."
Keep in mind, it is always better to select FEWER search options to improve your search results. Also, ALWAYS check with an event to verify that they DO or DO NOT allow what you are selling. It never hurts to ask!

Member FAQs

In your Modify Profile area, you will need to select your Handmade Products designation. After speaking with promoters who allow different levels of handmade products at their events, we developed a percentage scale for you to best represent your items. Please be sure you represent your products correctly.
While commercial and retail items will always be welcome on FestivalNet, it's important not to classify your items as handmade if they are not.
If you've made any part of your product yourself, it is considered handmade. If you've purchased a product from another vendor with the intention of reselling it, it is not considered handmade, even if that person made the item themselves. Handmade items must be something that you made.
If you are not sure about your classification, we can not decide this percentage for you; speak to promoters who allow some percentage of handmade items for feedback.

Festival/Promoters FAQs

If you do not enter a date for your event's exhibitor, food, or entertainment deadline fields - we will display "Until Full" there as a courtesy.

We are more than happy to post your event on our website as long as it offers opportunities for either exhibitors, vendors or musicians. It is free to list your event and simply requires a free membership to do so.

If you do NOT have a membership please use the link and instructions below.

To add your event(s) to the FestivalNet database, go here.

* Complete the form which will create your user ID and password.
* Then log in with your new user ID and password.
* Click on "Manage My Events"
* Click on "Add Event".

If you DO have an account please follow the instructions below.

Log in at the top of the website or click 'my account' at the top of the page.

* Click on "Manage My Events"
* Click on "Add Event"

Seller questions

Art - it's subjective! Items that are "fine art & fine craft" are of course handmade, but are also finely created artistic items and typically non functional, but in some instances, may be. Think of "handmade" items as more functional or useful, not that they are not also artistic and creative. Consider where a prospective buyer might go to find your item when deciding how to list it.

The term 'fine' before art or craft does insinuate the mastery of something, IE training, development and years of practice toward your art or craft. Such works are not easily duplicated by someone with less skill/training/practice.

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