Visual Arts Rules & Instructions
All applications are processed through www.zapplication.org. Please visit the webpage and establish an account prior to applying to the show.
The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is a free, four-day celebration of the arts established in 1986 by Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. (DFWI), a private non-profit development organization. The mission of DFWI is to assist in making the Central Business District a vibrant, healthy and attractive center in which to work, live and visit. The mission of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is to provide, free to the public, the highest quality visual and performing arts set against the background of historic Fort Worth. The Juried Art Fair is designed to attract a diverse selection of quality fine art and fine craft selected by qualified jurors and to promote and market selected artists and their work as the focal point of the festival. The proceeds directly fund infrastructure services, downtown development and free annual special events for citizens and visitors of Fort Worth. Two hundred artists are invited to exhibit, and 26 of these exhibit spaces are pre-confirmed as a result of the 2012 on-site jury.
Application Rules and Instructions
The information contained herein is your guide to the application process. Please read the prospectus in its entirety. Artists who apply to the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival are responsible for the information submitted. Incomplete applications will not be accepted and the show reserves the right to refuse any application and rescind an extended invitation should the artist misrepresent themselves.
Please do not apply to this show unless BOTH the Artist and the Partner, as listed in your Zapplication profile, can and will attend all four days of the Festival.
The Director of the show has final and full authority on accepted artists and stand-by procedure and selection, and will also have the ability to place up to six artists at his discretion.
Each artist is required to submit:
Five (5) digital images to include:
- four representative digital images of their work and;
- a booth image, preferably within the context of an outdoor show, illustrating your work and how it is presented to the public. EMERGING
- ARTISTS NOTE: If you select "Emerging Artist" as your category in your application, your fifth image should be of your work, not of a booth. Simply submit one of your images as a "booth image" in order to be processed.
- (Digital Format Required: Image Dimensions: 1920 pixels x 1920 pixels, File Format: JPEG, Compression: None required)
Slide Information Statement
Completed Entry Form through Zapplication
$35 jury/application fee if applying online using Zapplication.
All applications must be processed through Zapplication, www.zapplication.org, an online application and jury process developed by WESTAF. Major partners in this online program include the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, The Austin Fine Arts Festival, the Bayou City Arts Festival, Lakefront Festival of the Arts, the Ann Arbor Art Fair and many others. We encourage you to look at the Zapplication. website for more information, or contact us with questions.
Our application process opens July 15, and our deadline is October 19.