Festival Application And Prospectus

What is the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival?

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is Utah’s largest local-centric, three-day arts festival. The DIY Festival is an event created by locals, for locals, and celebrating all things local. It encompasses do-it-yourself culture as a whole, featuring handmade wares by local artists and makers, a Google Fiber STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Building, music and dance performances, local food vendors and food trucks, a kids’ area, a DIY workshop area, a VIP lounge and more. The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival celebrates the best in all of us—our desire to make greatness from the mundane and share it with our friends. We strive to keep building upon our vision to make our community a more beautiful, self-sufficient, and harmonious place through our shared love of creating.

When and how will the the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival take place?

At this time, Craft Lake City anticipates that the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons will take place as scheduled on Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug.15 at the Utah State Fairpark. Craft Lake City will be taking careful precautions to create a safe environment for makers and attendees based on governmental covid-19 guidelines. An online alternative format will be implemented if necessary for the health and wellbeing of our community.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Application are now OPEN: APPLY HERE
  • Application closes: Thu., Apr. 15, 2021
  • Scholarship applications due: Fri., Apr. 16, 2021
  • Invitation status and participation notification by email: Fri., Apr. 30, 2021
  • 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons: Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug. 15, 2021

Festival Participation Categories

The Craft Lake City DIY Festival has several categories of participants. Click the link below to review the prospectus for your category:

Resources

Accessibility

Do you have any questions about the accessibility of Craft Lake City events or programs? Would you like to request accommodations? Please contact us by emailing amy@craftlakecity.com or calling 801-906-8521

*Note: While Craft Lake City cannot guarantee that all requests can be met, our team is committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that attendees can successfully participate in our programs.

Artisan and Vintage Vendor Prospectus

APPLY HERE

Eligibility:

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is open to makers, creators & tinkerers who currently reside & operate in the state of Utah. No dealers, agents or representatives are permitted. Because the purpose of the DIY Festival is to showcase local makers and artisans, preference will be given to applicants whose items are handmade in Utah by the applicant. Craft Lake City reserves the right to reject any applications which do not fall within or meet our guidelines. Any applicant who has applied and is found to not meet requirement parameters will have their application forfeited with no refund of their application fee.

Original Work Regulation:

All creations must be original, handcrafted work. No commercial, mass produced or manufactured work that is not made by the artist(s) will be accepted. Upon submission of images, the artisan guarantees the accuracy of the description of artwork presented and the authenticity of the artwork as original and created by their own hands. The jury reserves the right to reject any festival items not in keeping with the character of the images submitted.

All artwork included in the festival must be of the quality and style represented by the artist in images submitted with the application as well as of the media category for which they are accepted.

Application Fee:

Application Fee: Non-refundable $20, paid online after completing the digital application. The application fee goes towards the cost of administrative processing and jurying. 

Occasionally local creatives are interested in applying to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, but the $20 application fee presents a challenge. Application fee support may be available from grants, donors or other additional funding sources. Interested applicants may send an email to craftlakecity@gmail.com with a paragraph-length statement of need prior to the application deadline (Apr. 15) to inquire about potential application fee support.

Sub-Categories/Mediums:

  • Accessories – bags, belts, hats, keychains, etc.
  • Apparel – wearable works and clothing
  • Artwork – two-dimensional work created using painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, digital art, collage, illustration, or other techniques
  • Baby & Child Products – toys, children’s clothing, etc.
  • Bath, Body & Apothecary – skincare, soap, body oils, etc.
  • Ceramics
  • Collective – micro businesses that represent a group of local artisans united under a common goal or initiative
  • Embroidery and Fiber Arts – embroidered hoops, sewn and knit objects, macrame, etc.
  • Home decor and housewares – candles, plant holders, wall hangings, clocks, furniture, cooking tools, dinnerware, etc.
  • Mission-driven – Local nonprofits, organizations and businesses interested in sharing information about their missions and programs with the creative community.
  • Jewelry – necklaces, rings and earrings
  • Stationary – paper goods, cards, journals, pens, etc.
  • Sculpture – sculptural artworks made from clay, found/upcycled materials, glass, wood, ceramic or metal
  • Vintage – curated clothing, furniture, and other items that predate 1990
  • World Market: Micro businesses that are owned and operated by creatives located in Utah who collaborate with makers outside of the country. This may apply to New Americans in our local community or individuals involved in humanitarian and/or nonprofit efforts related to creative business growth. The local business owner must be directly involved in the design and creative process, and must participate in fair trade practices. Limited availability; subject to approval by Craft Lake City.

Photographs in your Application:

Well-taken images of your work are valuable to your application. Focus on capturing images of five single products that can provide insight to the jury of your craftsmanship and creativity.

For more information about taking better product photos at home, check out this video.

Jury Process:

After applications close, they are juried anonymously by a panel of local individuals. All exhibitor applications remain anonymous to the jury, and jurors will only have access to the applicant’s uploaded five images, which includes description and market price of the product.

Invited Artisan and Vintage Vendor Fees:

5’x10′ Space $239
10’x10’ Space $339
Shared 10’x10’ Space $489
World Market 10’x10′ Space $509
Collective 10’x10′ Space $539
One-day 10’x10′ Space, Sunday $169
One-day 5’x10′ Space, Sunday $89
Electricity $150
Special Placement $300

Exhibitor Space Info:

DIY Festival artisans will have the option to be placed indoors or outdoors at the Utah State Fairpark in 2021. Following are the exhibit space options for applicants in the Artisan and Vintage category:

  • Outdoor Space: All outdoor artisans will be placed in 10’x10′ spaces and will be required to bring a tent with 20lb weights for each leg.
  • Indoor 10’x10’ Space: 10’x10’ of designated floor space to set up a “shop” in the venue. No walls, tables or chairs provided. Exhibitors who have a large display and inventory to fill the space should apply for a 10’x10′ space. Indoor artisans will be required to bring a “back wall” to separate them from their neighbor and make their space feel like a small store. Side “walls” may be required; that is to be determined based on covid-19 governmental safety guidelines. The “walls” can be made of fabric, wood, furniture or other materials. Tables and chairs will NOT be provided but may be rented in advance if desired. Shared space artisans, collectives and world market exhibitors must display in 10’x10′ spaces.
  • Indoor 5’x10′ Space: 5’x10’ of designated floor space to set up a small “shop” in the venue. Exhibitors who have smaller items, displays, and inventory should apply for a 5’x10′ space. Indoor artisans will be required to bring a “back wall” to separate them from their neighbor and make their space feel like a small store. Side “walls” may be required; that is to be determined based on covid-19 governmental safety guidelines. The “walls” can be made of fabric, wood, furniture or other materials. Tables and chairs will NOT be provided but may be rented in advance if desired.

In order to be inclusive of all exhibitors, Sunday participation is optional. Please note that exhibitors opting to participate only on Friday and Saturday pay the full weekend fee.

Space Sharing Policy:

Applicants in the Artisan and Vintage category may opt to share 10’x10′ of floor space with one other individual exhibitor in this category. This will guarantee that the two artisans are placed in the same 10’x10′ area. The shared 10’x10′ space fee is $489 ($339 regular 10’x10′ space fee plus an additional fee of $150 to share). Both artisans interested in sharing 10’x10′ of designated floor space must apply separately and both artisans must be accepted in order to share a space at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons. On the application, both artisans must state with whom they would like to share. Sharing a 5’x10′ space is not allowed—this option is available for only 10’x10′ spaces. Only two artisans are allowed to share one 10’x10′ space.

Collective Space Policy:

The Collective category applies to micro businesses that represent a group of local artisans united under a common goal or initiative. Artisans in the Collective category must be established micro businesses that promote their collective and members’ work outside of the DIY Festival. Collectives must sell products under a single tax ID number, and all artist members must be located in Utah. Please note that accepted collectives receive the same number of participation badges and tickets as single vendors (2 exhibitor badges and 4 single day passes for 2-day vendors or 6 single day passes for 3-day vendors). Collective 5’x10′ spaces are not allowed—this option is available for only 10’x10′ spaces.

About Electricity:

Due to the limited availability of electricity at the venue, it is difficult to accommodate a high volume of power users. Craft Lake City does careful planning and testing to ensure we meet the needs of those who have requested and paid for electricity. As such, electrical access is priced to reflect its scarcity. Craft Lake City is also working towards becoming a zero waste event by using sustainable, low-energy initiatives, and encourages its exhibitors to utilize solar energy sources and LEDs to power their spaces.

Unauthorized use of electricity puts other exhibitors at risk as it may cause outages. Participants who have knowingly not disclosed power needs prior to the event and are found to be using power may be asked to provide immediate, on-the-spot payment for power use.

About Special Placement:

Exhibitors in the Artisan and Vintage category who opt for special placement have the opportunity to discuss and select their placement on the Festival grounds with Festival staff and production team members. The Special Placement fee is charged when the request and placement have been agreed upon by both the exhibitor and Craft Lake City. Craft Lake City secures special placement requests according to the order in which payment of the special placement fee is received (in other words, first come, first served). Special placement requests are filled to the best of our abilities giving consideration to safety codes and venue rules. Craft Lake City reserves the right to make alterations and amendments based on circumstance.

Artisan Scholarship & Mentor Program

Each year Craft Lake City selects five eligible first-time DIY Festival artisans to participate in the Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program, which provides waived participation fees, professional development training, networking opportunities and group mentorship with seasoned creative business owners. The Craft Lake City team is modifying the format of this program for our festival in 2021.For eligibility guidelines and more information, please visit our DIY Festival Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program page. 

Sales & Shipping:

Participating makers will manage the final sales of their products in their own online stores, and will oversee the shipping of their items in a timely manner.

Sales & Tax Information:

The Utah State Tax Commission will provide you with a required sales tax form to complete after the DIY Festival. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to pay the appropriate taxes from sales at the end of the event.

Exhibitor Responsibilities & Safety:

By applying and accepting Craft Lake City’s invitation, all exhibitors and participants agree to comply with Craft Lake City, Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and venue rules and regulations.

The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for safeguarding of their products and their displays at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons on Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug. 15, 2021. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to insure their property. One available option that other local events have recommended is ACT Insurance, though it us up to the exhibitor to determine the best way to insure their property, and Craft Lake City assumes no responsibility in that decision.

Craft Lake City has the right to close or modify the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival if any circumstances affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors.

By participating, the exhibitor understands that abuse of any kind is not welcome. Any individual who displays negative, crude, crass, belligerent or any other non-exemplary behavior that causes discomfort towards any person present at the Festival will be asked to leave. Craft Lake City reserves the right to determine what behaviors are deemed inappropriate and non-characteristic of Craft Lake City standards. We do not condone any racist, bigoted or unsafe behavior from any area of the Festival or within our community.

The exhibitor, when invited, agrees to hold harmless Craft Lake City, Eighteen Percent Gray, Craft Lake City Coordinators, Volunteers, Employees, the Venue and Venue Representatives, and Festival Sponsors for any damage, loss, or theft, to artwork, displays or other personal property, or injury to their person or character, virtual or otherwise, regardless of cause resulting from their participation in this event.

Craft and Commercial Food Vendor Prospectus

APPLY HERE

Eligibility:

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is open to food vendors who currently reside and operate in the state of Utah. No dealers, agents or representatives are permitted. Because the purpose of the DIY Festival is to showcase local makers, preference will be given to applicants whose work is handmade in Utah by the applicant. Craft Lake City reserves the right to reject any applications which do not fall within or meet our guidelines. Any applicant who has applied and is found to not meet requirement parameters will have their application forfeited with no refund of their application fee.

Original Work Regulation:

Upon submission of images, the applicant guarantees the accuracy of the description of the work presented and the authenticity of the work as original and created by the applicant. The selection committee reserves the right to reject any items not in keeping with the character of the images submitted. All food included in the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons must be of the quality and style represented by the applicant in images submitted with the application.

Application Fee:

Application Fee: Non-refundable $20, paid online after completing the digital application. The application fee goes towards the cost of administrative processing.

Occasionally local creatives are interested in applying to the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons, but the $20 application fee presents a challenge. Application fee support may be available from grants, donors or other additional funding sources. Interested applicants may send an email to craftlakecity@gmail.com with a paragraph-length statement of need prior to the application deadline (Apr. 15) to inquire about potential application fee support.

Festival Food Sub-Categories:

  • Craft Food: A Craft Food artisan creates handcrafted and artisanal varieties of prepackaged, edible goods. Craft Food includes, but is not limited to: desserts, beverages, bitters, sauces, candy, etc. If you require a food permit (either an event permit or food truck certification) for on site events, you are a Small or Large Commercial Vendor. Fees vary depending on participation. 
  • Small Commercial Food Vendor: Small commercial food vendors prepare food typically intended to be consumed on site at in-person events. As a small commercial vendor, you may not have a permanent location (yet), and your operation may be limited to a single event at a time, but that hasn’t stopped you from serving some of the best Utah has to offer. Food trucks could qualify for this category. 
  • Large Commercial Food Vendor: As a large commercial vendor you are a recognized and established name in the Utah food scene. Whether it is a small fleet of food trucks or brick-and-mortar locations, you prepare food that is typically meant to be eaten on site at in-person events. Food trucks could qualify for this category. 

Photographs in your Application:

Well-taken images of your work are valuable to your application. Focus on capturing images of five single products that can provide insight to the jury of your craftsmanship and creativity.

For more information about taking better product photos at home, check out this video.

Selection Process:

Food vendors are selected on a rolling basis by a committee of Craft Lake City employees. Selection is based on the needs of the festival, as Craft Lake City strives to create a variety of options for the festival goers.

Invited Food Vendor Fees:

*Rates based on 3-day participation. 

Craft Food 10’x10′ $339
Craft Food 5’x10′ $239
Small Commercial  $800
Large Commercial $1080

*Additional fees for power apply

Exhibitor Space Info:

DIY Festival artisans will have the option to be placed indoors or outdoors at the Utah State Fairpark in 2021. Following are the exhibit space options for applicants in the Artisan and Vintage category:

    • Outdoor Space: All outdoor artisans will be placed in 10’x10′ spaces and will be required to bring their own tent with 20lb weights for each leg.
    • Indoor 10’x10’ Space: 10’x10’ of designated floor space to set up a “shop” in the venue. No walls, tables or chairs provided. Exhibitors who have a large display and inventory to fill the space should apply for a 10’x10′ space. Indoor artisans will be required to bring a “back wall” to separate them from their neighbor and make their space feel like a small store. Side “walls” may be required; that is to be determined based on covid-19 governmental safety guidelines. The “walls” can be made of fabric, wood, furniture or other materials. Tables and chairs will NOT be provided but may be rented in advance if desired. Shared space artisans, collectives and world market exhibitors must display in 10’x10′ spaces.
    • Indoor 5’x10′ Space: 5’x10’ of designated floor space to set up a small “shop” in the venue. Exhibitors who have smaller items, displays, and inventory should apply for a 5’x10′ space. Indoor artisans will be required to bring a “back wall” to separate them from their neighbor and make their space feel like a small store. Side “walls” may be required; that is to be determined based on covid-19 governmental safety guidelines. The “walls” can be made of fabric, wood, furniture or other materials. Tables and chairs will NOT be provided but may be rented in advance if desired.

Artisan Scholarship & Mentor Program

Each year Craft Lake City selects five eligible first-time DIY Festival artisans or craft foodies to participate in the Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program, which provides waived participation fees, professional development training, networking opportunities and mentorship with a seasoned creative business owner. The Craft Lake City team is modifying the format of this program for our festival in 2021. For more information, please visit our DIY Festival Artisan Scholarship and Mentor Program page. 

Sales & Tax Information:

Craft Lake City does not take any money from commission or sales of your works or products during the course of the Festival. If you are selling items as part of your exhibit, the Utah State Tax Commission will mail you a required sales tax form to complete approximately one week after the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to pay the appropriate taxes from sales at the end of the event.

Exhibitor Responsibilities & Safety:

By applying and accepting Craft Lake City’s invitation, all exhibitors and participants agree to comply with Craft Lake City, Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and venue rules and regulations.

The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for safeguarding of their products and their displays at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons on Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug.15, 2021. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to insure their property. One available option that other local events have recommended is ACT Insurance, though it us up to the exhibitor to determine the best way to insure their property, and Craft Lake City assumes no responsibility in that decision.

Craft Lake City has the right to close or modify the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons if any circumstances affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors.

By participating, the exhibitor understands that abuse of any kind is not welcome. Any individual who displays negative, crude, crass, belligerent or any other non-exemplary behavior that causes discomfort towards any person present at the Festival will be asked to leave. Craft Lake City reserves the right to determine what behaviors are deemed inappropriate and non-characteristic of Craft Lake City standards. We do not condone any racist, bigoted or unsafe behavior from any area of the Festival or within our community.

The exhibitor, when invited, agrees to hold harmless Craft Lake City, Eighteen Percent Gray, Craft Lake City Coordinators, Volunteers, Employees, the Venue and Venue Representatives, and Festival Sponsors for any damage, loss, or theft, to artwork, displays or other personal property, or injury to their person or character, virtual or otherwise, regardless of cause resulting from their participation in this event.

DIY Engineer/STEM Exhibitor Prospectus

APPLY HERE

Eligibility:

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is open to makers, creators & tinkerers who currently reside & operate in the state of Utah. No dealers, agents or representatives are permitted. Bustling with creative projects, Google Fiber’s STEM Building showcases the latest inventions and innovations from Utah’s maker community. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants whose work, program or project is invented  or created by the individual applicant or organization. Craft Lake City reserves the right to reject any applications which do not fall within or meet our guidelines. Any applicant who has applied and is found to not meet requirement parameters will have their application forfeited with no refund of their application fee.

Original Work Regulation:

Upon submission of images, the applicant guarantees the accuracy of the description of the project or product presented and the authenticity of the work as original and created by the applicant. The jury reserves the right to reject any displays or items not in keeping with the character of the images submitted. All work exhibited at the Festival must be of the quality and style represented by the applicant in images submitted with the application.

Application Fee:

Application Fee: Non-refundable $20, paid online after completing the digital application. The application fee goes towards the cost of administrative processing and jurying.

Occasionally local creatives are interested in applying to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, but the $20 application fee presents a challenge. Application fee support may be available from grants, donors or other additional funding sources. Interested applicants may send an email to craftlakecity@gmail.com with a paragraph-length statement of need prior to the application deadline (Apr. 15) to inquire about potential application fee support.

DIY Engineer/Google Fiber STEM Building Sub-Categories:

  • DIY Engineer/Tinkerer/Scientist: Participants in this category are Utah-based scientists, tinkerers and/or start-up entrepreneurs who may be hobbyists or own and operate a small business single-handedly. Participants in this category want to showcase their technology and/or product ideas.
  • Business STEM Exhibitor: Participants in this category are established local Utah businesses or companies that would like to showcase their technology and/or products.
  • Non-Profit/Institution STEM Exhibitor: Participants in this category are established STEM-based university programs or institutionally-affiliated organizations, non-profits or government agencies.

Photographs in your Application:

Strong images are valuable to your application. Focus on providing five images that best represent the organization, program, project, activity, invention or products you would like to present, promote and/or sell at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. If you present, promote or sell more than one type of program, product or project, be sure to include at least one image of each type in your application. Accepted file types include JPG, JPEG, PNG and GIF. Please keep all individual file sizes under 10MB. By providing these images, you are giving Craft Lake City consent to use them in promotional materials if you are accepted. Your images should help Craft Lake City understand the main function and purpose of the display you plan to present at the DIY Festival.  They will also be used in your public-facing online exhibitor profile on craftlakecity.com should you be selected to participate. 

For more information about taking better product photos at home, check out this video.

Jury Process:

After applications close, DIY Engineer applications are reviewed and juried by Craft Lake City’s STEM Coordinator, and accepted exhibitors are notified by email.

Invited DIY Engineer/Google Fiber STEM Building Exhibitor Fees:

DIY Engineer/Tinkerer $89
Business $339
Non-Profit/Institution $339
Sunday-Only DIY Engineer/Tinkerer $39
Sunday-Only STEM Business, Nonprofit or Institution $169

Exhibitor Space Info:

DIY Festival engineers will have the option to be placed indoors or outdoors at the Utah State Fairpark in 2021. Following are the exhibit space options for applicants in the STEM category:

  • Outdoor Space: All outdoor exhibitors will be placed in 10’x10′ spaces and will be required to bring a tent with 20lb weights for each leg.
  • Indoor 5’x10′ Space: 5’x10’ of designated floor space to set up a STEM display. Indoor exhibitors will be required to bring a “back wall” to separate them from their neighbor and make their space feel like a unique and defined experience. Side “walls” may be required; that is to be determined based on covid-19 governmental safety guidelines. The “walls” can be made of fabric, wood, furniture or other materials. 

In order to be inclusive of all exhibitors, Sunday participation is optional. Please note that exhibitors opting to participate only on Friday and Saturday pay the full weekend fee.

Sharing exhibitor space is not allowed.

We understand that some exhibits may not fit on a 5’x10′ space. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding the size or placement of your exhibit.

Tables and chairs will NOT be provided for STEM exhibitors by Craft Lake City, however they will be available for rent if exhibitors choose not to bring their own.

Electricity is included for STEM Building exhibitors. If your exhibit requires internet connectivity, you should plan to bring a wifi hotspot, as the wifi at the venue is unreliable.

STEM Scholarship:

The STEM Scholarship is designed to support local STEM organizations and individuals who require financial assistance to participate in the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival. A limited number of STEM Scholarships will be offered to DIY Festival applicants each year, and recipients will have their exhibitor fees fully or partially waived for the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons. For more information, visit our STEM Scholarship page. Applications are due Apr. 16.

Sales & Tax Information:

The Utah State Tax Commission will provide you with a required sales tax form to complete after the DIY Festival. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to pay the appropriate taxes from sales at the end of the event.

Exhibitor Responsibilities & Safety:

By applying and accepting Craft Lake City’s invitation, all exhibitors and participants agree to comply with Craft Lake City, Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and venue rules and regulations.

The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for safeguarding of their products and their displays at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons on Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug.15, 2021. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to insure their property. One available option that other local events have recommended is ACT Insurance, though it us up to the exhibitor to determine the best way to insure their property, and Craft Lake City assumes no responsibility in that decision.

Craft Lake City has the right to close or modify the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons if any circumstances affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors.

By participating, the exhibitor understands that abuse of any kind is not welcome. Any individual who displays negative, crude, crass, belligerent or any other non-exemplary behavior that causes discomfort towards any person present at the Festival will be asked to leave. Craft Lake City reserves the right to determine what behaviors are deemed inappropriate and non-characteristic of Craft Lake City standards. We do not condone any racist, bigoted or unsafe behavior from any area of the Festival or within our community.

The exhibitor, when invited, agrees to hold harmless Craft Lake City, Eighteen Percent Gray, Craft Lake City Coordinators, Volunteers, Employees, the Venue and Venue Representatives, and Festival Sponsors for any damage, loss, or theft, to artwork, displays or other personal property, or injury to their person or character, virtual or otherwise, regardless of cause resulting from their participation in this event.

Stage Performer Prospectus

APPLY HERE 

Eligibility:

The 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons is open to makers, creators & performers who currently reside & operate in the state of Utah. Craft Lake City reserves the right to reject any applications which do not fall within or meet our guidelines. Any applicant who has applied and is found to not meet requirement parameters will have their application forfeited with no refund of their application fee.

Original Work Regulation:

Performers are required to perform only their own original work—no covers.

Application Fee:

Application Fee: Non-refundable $20, paid online after completing the digital application. The application fee goes towards the cost of administrative processing and jurying.

Occasionally local creatives are interested in applying to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, but the $20 application fee presents a challenge. Application fee support may be available from grants, donors or other additional funding sources. Interested applicants may send an email to craftlakecity@gmail.com with a paragraph-length statement of need prior to the application deadline (Apr. 15) to inquire about potential application fee support.

Stage Performer Sub-Categories:

  • Solo Artist 
  • Band
  • Dance Company/Troupe 
  • Performance Art Group
  • Multicultural Performance Group
  • Other (we will require you to specify the type of performer you are for purposes of programming events onstage at the Festival): This category allows for us to accept and view the various other performance concepts that could be at the DIY Festival, and is not encompassed by the other categories we have available for application at the Festival.

Photographs in your Application:

Craft Lake City uses the photos you provide in your application for publicity during the Festival season. Focus on providing high quality images that represent you well.

For more information about taking better photos at home, check out this video.

Jury Process:

After applications close, performer applications are reviewed and juried by Craft Lake City’s Entertainment Coordinator, and accepted performers are notified by email.

Performing at the DIY Festival:

Accepted performers will be contacted by Craft Lake City’s Entertainment Coordinator to schedule their performance time slot. You will be assigned to one of two stages, which accommodate the same size audience.

Performers are required to arrive and be ready to perform at least one hour before they appear onstage.  Craft Lake City will provide a Sound Engineer to set up and run audio and a Stage Manager to help direct the 15-minute setup before your act and 15-minute tear down after your act.

Dance troupes must provide a digital (mp3) recording of the music to which you will be performing. We also need to know how many performers will be on stage at any given time and an overall total of people involved with your set.

Participant Responsibilities & Safety:

By applying and accepting Craft Lake City’s invitation, all participants agree to comply with Craft Lake City, Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival and venue rules and regulations.

The participant assumes all responsibility for safeguarding of their products, merchandise and displays at the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons on Fri., Aug. 13, Sat., Aug. 14 and Sun., Aug.15, 2021. It is the participant’s responsibility to acquire insurance as needed/desired.

Craft Lake City has the right to close or modify the 13th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons if any circumstances affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors.

By participating, the participant understands that abuse of any kind is not welcome. Any individual who displays negative, crude, crass, belligerent or any other non-exemplary behavior that causes discomfort towards any person present at the Festival will be asked to leave. Craft Lake City reserves the right to determine what behaviors are deemed inappropriate and non-characteristic of Craft Lake City standards. We do not condone any racist, bigoted or unsafe behavior from any area of the Festival or within our community.

The participant, when invited, agrees to hold harmless Craft Lake City, Eighteen Percent Gray, Craft Lake City Coordinators, Volunteers, Employees, the Venue and Venue Representatives, and Festival Sponsors for any damage, loss, or theft, to artwork, displays or other personal property, or injury to their person or character, virtual or otherwise, regardless of cause resulting from their participation in this event.