2018 Crafter Application Form

  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
  3. SELECTION & TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
  4. APPLICANT INFORMATION
  5. FESTIVAL SELECTION
  6. IMAGE SUBMISSION
  7. Payment
  8. Review

INTRODUCTION

INTRODUCTION
Dear Artists,

Thank you for considering ArtsQuest as one or more of your shows during the 2018 season. We are looking forward to another great season this year!

This application is a single application which allows you to apply for all three ArtsQuest festivals that have an artisan component to them – Musikfest, Oktoberfest, and Christkindlmarkt.

Please be sure to complete the information on the application fully and make sure you are submitting a complete application. Due to the number of applicants that we receive for our festivals, we are unable to contact you if your application is incomplete, so, to assist you, at the end of the application we have provided a convenient checklist!

To kick off this year’s application, let’s start by answering some frequently asked questions:

  1. What is a juried show? A juried show is a show in which all applicants must have their work reviewed by an independent jury panel to insure that their work meets the show’s requirements.
  2. What are the criteria for selection? Selection is based, but not limited to, originality of work; quality of work; number of applicants in each category; booth display; event history; and past history at ArtsQuest events.
  3. Is the decision of the jury final? Yes, the decision of the jury is final.
  4. How can I submit my application? Applications can be submitted either via hard copy by printing the application in its entirety or by completing the on-line application. The application is available online at: steelstacks.org/crafters.
  5. Do I need a booth photo? Yes, booth shots are required.
  6. I’m a new artist – what if I don’t have a booth photo? We recommend that new artists set up a similar space in your yard or garage and take a picture on how you plan on displaying your items.
  7. I’ve been at your show for years, do I still need to apply? Yes, all artisans must complete an application regardless of the number of years you have been exhibiting with the show. If you are a returning artisan and you have added new products or have a new line of products, we strongly encourage you to submit new photos and descriptions of these products.
  8. Why do you have limits on certain categories? Certain categories, specifically jewelry and food products, have limits on the number of spaces we allocate during the show so we can keep a balance of products and also not saturate one market with a certain product type.
  9. Do I need to resubmit my images? ArtsQuest files images for up to three years, so if you submitted images in 2015 or prior, you will need to submit new images. If you submitted images and wish to submit new images of new products, we welcome those new images!

This application and the information in the section entitled Jury Selection and Terms of Participation provide a great level of detail that will answer any additional questions you may have. Please take a moment to full read the application as there are some changes to this year’s information from previous years.

As always, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 610-332-1300 or by emailing crafters@artsquest.org

Best Wishes,
Emily Kocis
Operations Manager

FESTIVAL OVERVIEW
Oktoberfest
Dates: Oct. 5-7 & 12-14

Hours:
Fridays Oct. 5 & 12: 5-10 pm
Saturdays Oct. 6 & 13: Noon - 10 pm
Sundays Oct. 7 & 14: Noon - 8 pm

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles southwest of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

Demographics: 60 mile radius; 25-54 skewed M/F split

Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest with a special Pennsylvania flair, featuring:
  • A variety of Rock, German and Polka music
  • Yuengling Oktoberfest Beer in our Yuengling Biergarten plus local and European beers of the season
  • Fun and games including a barrel rolling competition, dachshund races, and more
  • Great eats like wurst, kraut, paprikash, potato pancakes, turkey legs and strudel
  • Art, handmade crafts, collectibles and much more!




  • Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem
    Dates:
    Nov. 16-18, 23-24, 29 - Dec. 2, 2018
    Dec. 6-9, 13-16 & 20-23, 2018

    Hours:
    Thursday & Sunday 11 am - 6 pm
    Friday & Saturday 11 am - 8 pm

    Attendance: 70,000 estimated annually

    Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 60 miles north of Philadelphia, 80 miles southwest of New York City and 70 miles east of Harrisburg.

    Demographics: 150 mile radius; 29-64 skewed heavily female

    Named one of the top holiday markets in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem showcases fine art and unique holiday gifts by 100 artisans from throughout the nation, live holiday music, ice carving and glassblowing demonstrations, and jolly, old St. Nicholas. The event, which serves as the anchor of Bethlehem’s holiday events and attractions, offers a unique holiday and shopping experience that attracts people from throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region.