Artist Resources

Indigenous artists of the Colorado Plateau are invited to apply for the 2024 Heritage Festival of Arts & Culture at the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA). This year’s festival will be held June 2223, 2024 and will be a celebration of all tribal communities on the Colorado Plateau.

Important Dates

Applications open January 5 – March 29, 2024

All Applications due March 29, 2024

Acceptance Notification May 1, 2024

Artist Check in / Booth setup June 21, 2024

Juried Competition June 21, 2024

Members Early Entry June 22, 2024 @ 9:00 a.m.

Festival Weekend – June 22-23, 2024


Art Competition

More than $9,000 in prize money and ribbons will be awarded at the 2024 Heritage Festival. The Award of Excellence Competition is open to all artists accepted into the festival. Accepted artists may submit up to three items into the competition.


Tax License (TPT)

All vendors wishing to do business in Arizona must apply through the state to obtain a state TPT license.

It can take several weeks for the state to process an application, so we encourage you to apply well in advance of the event if you do not already have a state issued TPT license which includes the city of Flagstaff. Your TPT application must be filed with the State of Arizona, not sent back to MNA with your festival application.

Both the state and the City of Flagstaff have the right to audit an event to check for proper licensing of vendors, so we encourage you to have your license with you at your booth during the festival weekend.

For additional information, click the link below to go to the State of Arizona Department of Revenue website

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Indian Arts and Crafts Board

The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) makes it illegal to market an art or craft item in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced. Under the Act, an Indian is defined as a member of any federally or officially State recognized Indian Tribe, or an individual certified as an Indian by an Indian Tribe.

The Museum of Northern Arizona strictly adheres to this law. In order to participate in this years market, all first time applicants, including Youth Artists, must submit a copy of a Certificate of Indian Blood or a tribal enrollment ID along with at least 3 photos of their work. Photos of work should include artist signature, hallmark, or stamp.


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2024 Application Process

Artist applications are due by March 29, 2024

All artists are required to submit a completed application with all of the required material. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The 2024 Heritage Festival is a juried show. All artist applications will be reviewed by a jury committee, and artists will be notified of acceptance by May 1, 2024.

Steps in the Process

1. Download an artist application online OR request an application form by emailing

2. Follow detailed instructions on the application and attach any required documents to the application.

  • ALL ARTISTS, regardless of past participation, are required to submit a completed application with an artist statement, photo of your hallmark, and three images for each classification indicated. New artists must also submit a copy of their CIB.

3. Submit a completed application and a non-refundable application fee ($25). Application deadline: March 29, 2024.

  • Submit by email to
  • Submit by mail to, Museum of Northern Arizona 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 in an envelope labeled Public Programs.

Ways to make your application fee payment:

  • Online with the link provided above.
  • By calling the Public Programs office at 928.440.6480 to pay by phone.
  • By cash, cashier’s check, or money order (no personal checks) mailed with your application postmarked by March 29.

4. All accepted artists will be notified via email or mail by May 1, 2024.

  • It is at this time where accepted artists will receive information regarding the market and juried competition.

***PLEASE NOTE: We will not be collecting booth fees until you have been accepted into the show. All artists/vendors will be required to pay a $25 application fee.

Applicants are encouraged to avoid problems by submitting their application before the due date.

Youth Artists, ages 16 and under, are welcome to share a booth with another participating artist. Youth Artists are not required to have their own TPT license.