Arts Market

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Submissions for the 2018 festival season are now open! Click here to apply!


Standards and Selection

The Calgary Folk Music Festival's Arts Market is a unique hub of creativity, craftsmanship and community, and we are inviting artisans to apply to be a part of the experience! Over 12,500 people come through the festival site each day, creating a buzzing marketplace environment, and making it one of the most heavily trafficked artisan markets in the city. 


Along with your application, we are looking for professionally presented samples that best represent your art. All samples will be a part of an adjudication, with attention paid to the following standards: quality of work, aesthetic appeal, price range, overall variety of submissions and genre of art or service. Priority will be given to artists and artisans who curate and create their own handcrafted items. The Calgary Folk Music Festival assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged samples. 


To apply, fill out the application form and submit your professionally presented sample to our office at 1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W6. Applications close on April 1, 2018 samples may be dropped off until end-of-day (5 PM) on April 2nd. Your samples will be released for pick up after April 15, 2018. If you would like your sample mailed back, be sure to include prepaid postage in the form of an electronic shipping label. (No cheques or cash, please!) Samples not picked up by April 30, 2018 will be lovingly donated. 


Fees and Services

The fee for your shop space in the 2018 Arts Market is $725 + $35 GST. The fee includes:

  • three (3) 4-day single user wristbands
  • inclusion in specific promotional materials
  • overnight storage Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • one (1) festival program
  • 10' x 10' booth space (overhead coverage, table, chairs, extension cords, weatherproofing supplies and display pieces are the vendor's responsibility)
  • on-site festival liaison
  • a single line of 110 volt electricity, as needed
  • a weekend full of networking, amazing music and friend-making.

 Call or email Katie with any questions: (403) 233-0904 / katie@calgaryfolkfest.com