Applications

The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival provides numerous opportunities to get involved with the four-day festival.

Visual Arts

At a Glance and Key Dates

Rules & Instructions

Policies

Visual Artists – Applications for the 2022 MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival will be made available on July 15, 2021 through Zapplication.org. The deadline for submittals have passed – thank you!

Performing Arts

For 2022 performing arts opportunities, please follow the following procedures:

Bands and Musical Entertainment (Local): 

The Dallas Fort Worth Professional Musicians Union books the majority of our local and Texas bands and musical entertainment. Please contact: Local 72-147 American Federation of Musicians Telephone 817-469-6040 Toll free in TX and OK 800-635-0072 www.musiciansdfw.org.

Variety or specialty street performers, including children’s entertainment:

Forward a press kit either via e-mail or regular mail to our office at festivalinfo@dfwi.org, c/o Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., 777 Taylor Street, Suite 100, Fort Worth, TX. 76102.

National entertainers, including stage performing arts specialty acts

Please contact our Entertainment Coordinator at festivalinfo@dfwi.org.

Caterers and Food Service Providers

The updated Caterer and Food Service Application is now available – please click here to be directed to our Online Catering Application.

Exhibitor Booths

Non-profit booth spaces may be available at $1,750 per 10′ x 10′ space. An IRS letter designating your organization as a non-profit, 501c3 organization must accompany your application.  We encourage non-profit organizations to provide a children’s activity in our MAIN ST. Creates! area, which comes with a corresponding reduction in the fee for the space. If you would like to exhibit in the MAIN ST. Creates! area (without providing an activity), the fee is $750.

Commercial space costs are $8,000 for a 10′ x 10′ booth, $15,000 for a 10′ x 20′ booth and $25,000 for a 20′ x 20′ booth. The updated application will be posted after January 1, 2022. Thank you!

Novelty space is available for a guarantee of $750 per 10′ x 10′ space against 35% of sales. Novelty spaces are only available in the MAIN ST. Creates! area of the event. Novelty booths are defined as those offering activities, crafts or special art programs that charge a fee in order to participate in the activity. The updated application will be posted after January 1, 2022. Thank you!

Artist Applications CLOSE at 11:59 PM on Monday, October 11, 2021.