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Artist Resources

Welcome Artists!
Below are the important dates, links, documents, and resources for the upcoming festival.

First Time Applicants

The public program office maintains a database of information regarding all artists who have applied or participated in previous years, including tribal affiliation. Proof of tribal affiliation, 3 photos of your work, and an artist statement is required for all first time applicants. Artists who have previously applied do not need to re-submit the statement, photos, or proof of tribal affiliation.

Youth Artists, ages 17 and under, are welcome to share a booth with another participating artist. First-time youth applicants must submit proof of tribal affiliation. Youth Artists do not pay application or booth fees. Youth Artists are not required to have their own TPT license.

All Youth Artists must submit a full application.

General Information for ALL Applicants

Application Process

All artists are required to submit a completed application, incomplete applications will not be processed.

Steps in the Process

1. Download an artist application online OR request an application form by email at ddescheny@musnaz.org.

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

3. Submit a completed application. Application deadline: June 1, 2021.

  • Submit by email to ddescheny@musnaz.org
  • 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 a payment:

  • By writing card information on application including billing address.
  • By cash, cashier’s check, or money order (no personal checks) mailed with your application postmarked by August 21.

4. Acceptance letters containing information regarding the show, and market will be emailed to each artist.

***PLEASE NOTE:

We will not be collecting booth or application fees until May 31st. All artists/vendors will be required to pay booth and application fees before or during artist check in. Full payment is due before or upon arrival.

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

Please note: Applications are not being accepted in person at this time. Please make arrangements to submit your applications by mail or email. 

Important Dates

Applications open February 26th – June 1st

All Applications due June 1st

Artist Check in / Booth setup TBD

All Payments Due before Artist Check-in

Festival Weekend One – July 2nd – 4th, 10am – 5pm

Festival Weekend Two – July 9th – 11th, 10am – 5pm

Festival Weekend Three – July 16th – 18th, 10am – 5pm

Festival Weekend Four – July 23rd – 25th, 10am – 6pm

Preventing Covid

MNA is taking precautions to make this event safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the community. This includes monitoring the case levels and waiting until near the event to making a final decision on whether it is safe to proceed. We will make a decision on this event by May 31st, 2021. In the event of a cancellation your paid booth fees will be fully refunded.

We will not be collecting fees until May 31st. All artists/vendors will be required to pay all booth and application fees before or during artist check in. Full payment is due before or upon arrival.

To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, we will begin transitioning into using outdoor venues, this includes moving artist booth spaces outside of the exhibit building. Artists may need to provide their own canopy / E-Z UP for an outside vendor space, Public Programs staff will email information to artists with an outside booth. Please contact Public Program staff if you require special accommodations.

This year MNA will NOT providing tables or chairs for artists. All artist vendors are to provide their own tables and chairs.

Masks are mandatory on MNA campus for all artists, staff, and visitors.

It is your responsibility to provide hand sanitizer and appropriate cleaning supplies for your booth throughout the market weekend.

 

Awards of Excellence Competition

THERE WILL BE NO JURIED COMPETITION FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL SEASON

Parking and Logistics

Parking is limited and artists should only park near the entrance for loading and unloading, booth set-up, and for the delivery of artwork.

Parking during the festivals should be limited to the designated artist parking area, this is to your benefit as it leaves space for paying visitors. Note that street parking on Fort Valley Road is not allowed at any time.

Booth spaces are assigned on first to apply, first served basis. The public program office will make every effort to accommodate requests. We ask that you come prepared with adequate fixtures and cords. Each booth space is approximately 8ft x 10ft.

Please note: Not all booth spaces will have access to lighting or electrical outlets. We will make every effort to accommodate for your needs.

What to Bring

Due to the changes in booth spaces this year we highly recommend bringing the following:

  • A table that does not exceed 10ft.
  • Chairs
  • Extra Lighting ie. battery powered lamps
  • Extension Cords (For yearly demonstrators)
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Table coverings/ Cloths
  • Snacks ie. granola bars, trail mix
  • Cash / Change
  • Hand Sanitizer / Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Extra Masks / PPE

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.

Additional information can be found on the State of Arizona Department of Revenue website:

https://www.aztaxes.gov/Home/WelcomeRegister

Indian Arts & 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.

Hotel Accommodations in Flagstaff

Please contact the Public Programs office for participating hotels and discount rates.

Grants / Oppurtunities for Artists Impacted by COVID-19

The complete list of links includes grants, residencies, calls-for-entry, and opportunity sites. This website is regularly updated, be sure to check back for new opportunities.

Contact Us:

Darvin Descheny, Interim Public Programs Manager (928) 774.5211 ext. 267 OR ddescheny@musnaz.org