APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 17th, 2017

In its 43rd year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists, and visitors. DAC's expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the festival averages 30,000 guests.

CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

Saturday, September 16 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

Sunday, September 17 -
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)

NONPROFIT APPLICATION GUIDELINES
  • A limited number of booth spaces (not to exceed 25) will be available to nonprofits.
  • Applicants must be 501 (c) 3 not for profit organizations, and must submit their tax-ID # and upload IRS Determination Letter on the application. This will be used and verified as proof of non-profit status from the IRS Department of Treasury.
If more applications are received than spaces are available, preference will be given to applicants which:
  • Have the arts as an integral part of the organization's mission.
  • Offer an amenity to festival-goers. (Interactive activities to attract an audience)
  • FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES CANNOT BE THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THE BOOTH.
REGULATIONS:
  • Booth spaces are available in both the Children’s Area and on the streets throughout the festival site. Placement within these parameters will be decided by the CenterFest Committee.
  • Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival include rummage items, specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.), and home-baked goods. Foods other than home-baked goods are not permitted. Arts and Crafts and T-shirt sales are also prohibited.
  • Information about the nonprofit may be handed out to festival participants, but only from within the actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited.
  • Beverages and CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages, souvenir items, face painting, and T-shirts.
  • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
  • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
  • All booth spaces are 10’ wide and 10’ deep. Double booth spaces may be available. All equipment and supplies must be contained within the dimensions of the space. Nothing may be hung on trees or affixed to building structures in such a way as to damage the surfaces.
  • All units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight.
  • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival. A contract will be sent to all accepted nonprofits and will include which items and pricing were approved by the Committee.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Nonprofit Booth fees do NOT include tents, tables or chairs. They are available to rent at an additional cost. Please plan to bring your own if you are not renting through DAC. Tents are set on asphalt. Be sure to bring appropriate weights to anchor each leg.

FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided

http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5977801/2017-centerfest-nonprofit-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk

The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit your application. You can use this link to pay. 

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
Durham Arts Council
CenterFest Office
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701

    All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by August 8th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth and rental fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.

    • Applications are due no later than July 17th to be considered for CenterFest 2017.
    • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 18th for a full refund of booth and rental fees.
    REQUIRED FEES
    $80 - Nonprofit Booth Space ($160 double booth)
    $25 - Processing Fee (required, non-refundable)

    OPTIONAL FEES
    $250 - 10 x 10 tent rental (delivered & assembled)
    $60 - Electrical hook up
    $25 - Table + 2 chairs 

    SECURITY
    • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
    • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

    RAINOUT PROCEDURE

    CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.
    APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 17th, 2017

    In its 43rd year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists, and visitors. DAC's expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the festival averages 30,000 guests.

    CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

    Saturday, September 16 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

    Sunday, September 17 -
    8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours) 

    POLITICAL APPLICATION GUIDELINES

    Political Parties and Political Candidates can rent booth
    space for their organization. Parties can rent as many tents, chairs, and tables as needed (fee schedule on next page), or they can bring their own equipment.

    • All individual political candidates are encouraged to participate in CenterFest by either:
    1. renting a booth space on your own;
      OR
    2. if the candidate is affiliated with a political party which is renting a booth, candidate may request space within the party’s tent from the party coordinator.
    REGULATIONS:
    • Booth spaces are available on the streets throughout the festival site. Placement within these parameters will be decided by the CenterFest Committee.
    • Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival include rummage items, specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.), and home-baked goods. Foods other than home-baked goods are not permitted. Arts and Crafts and T-shirt sales are also prohibited.
    • Information about Political Parties/Candidates, or voter registration may be freely distributed to festival participants but only from within your actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the participant being asked to leave the festival.
    • Beverages and CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages, souvenir items, face painting, and T-shirts.
    • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
    • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
    • All booth spaces are 10’ wide and 10’ deep. Double booth spaces may be available. All equipment and supplies must be contained within the dimensions of the space. Nothing may be hung on trees or affixed to building structures in such a way as to damage the surfaces.
    • All units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight.
    • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival.
    EQUIPMENT RENTAL

    Political Party Booth fees do NOT include tents, tables or chairs. They are available to rent at an additional cost. Parties or Candidates can rent as many tents, chairs, and tables as needed (fee schedule below). Please plan to bring your own if you are not renting through DAC. Tents are set on asphalt. Be sure to bring appropriate weights to anchor each leg.

    FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided
    https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3279246/2017-centerfest-political-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk.
    The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit your application. You can use this link to pay.  
    • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
    Durham Arts Council
    CenterFest Office
    120 Morris Street
    Durham, NC 27701
      All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by August 8th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth and rental fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.
      • Applications are due no later than July 17th to be considered for CenterFest 2017.
      • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 19th for a full refund of booth and rental fees.
      REQUIRED FEES
      $200 - Political Booth Space
      $25 - Processing Fee (all applicants must submit the processing fee. The fee is non-refundable)

      OPTIONAL FEES
      $250 - 10 x 10 tent rental (delivered & assembled)
      $60 - Electrical hook up
      $25 - Table + 2 chairs 

      SECURITY
      • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
      • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

      RAINOUT PROCEDURE

      CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.
      APPLICATIONS DUE: MONDAY, JULY 17th, 2017

      In its 43rd year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists, and visitors. DAC's expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the festival averages 30,000 guests.

      CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

      Saturday, September 16 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

      Sunday, September 17 -
      8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)

      DURHAM GOVERNMENT SERVICES APPLICATION GUIDELINES

      • Durham Government Services applicant fees include one table, two chairs and space under a large shared 20x20 tent.
      • Durham Government Services applicant can request a separate (single) 10x10 booth space (NOT under shared tent; table and chairs available for additional fee)
      • Limited spaces available
      REGULATIONS:
      • Placement will be decided by the CenterFest Committee.
      • Items permitted for sale in booths located within the festival include rummage items, specialty items (hats, stickers, etc.), and home-baked goods. Foods other than home-baked goods are not permitted. Arts and Crafts and T-shirt sales are also prohibited.
      • Information about Durham Government Services department may be freely distributed to festival participants but only from within your actual booth space. Distribution of information outside of your booth space or in any festival thoroughfare is strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the participant being asked to leave the festival.
      • If you bring a department mascot, the mascot may roam freely within the vicinity of the booth to engage festival participants.
      • Beverages and CenterFest souvenir items may not be sold or given away. CenterFest retains exclusive vending rights for beverages, souvenir items, face painting, and T-shirts.
      • Organizations must participate on both days of the festival. If booth is abandoned, it will be shut down.
      • Sound level of music, if applicable and which must be approved by the CenterFest Committee, must be contained to booth area.
      • All units must be of sound construction and must not obstruct others. You and your volunteers are responsible for securing your space overnight.
      • All sales and activity prices are subject to review and must be approved in advance of the Festival. A contract will be sent to all accepted government services and will include which items and pricing were approved by the Committee.

      FEES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8281950/2017-centerfest-government-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk. The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit your application. You can use this link to pay. 
      • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
      Durham Arts Council
      CenterFest Office
      120 Morris Street
      Durham, NC 27701
        All fees are deposited upon receipt. Groups will be notified by August 8th of their application status. If an organization is not accepted, booth fees will be refunded at this time if applicable.
        • Applications are due no later than July 17th to be considered for CenterFest 2017.
        • All cancellations for participation must be received in writing by August 19th for a full refund of booth fees.
        REQUIRED FEES
        $25.00 - Processing Fee (all applicants must submit the processing fee.The fee is non-refundable)
        $125.00 - Durham Government Services Booth Space (shared booth space includes tent, 1 table & 2 chairs)
        OR
        $80.00 - Durham Government Services Booth Space (NOT in shared booth space tent; table/chairs/tent not included)

        OPTIONAL FEES
        $25.00 - Table and two chairs (for those NOT in shared booth space tent)
        $60.00 - Electrical hook up

        SECURITY
        • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
        • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

        RAINOUT PROCEDURE

        CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.

        APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 21st, 2017

        In its 43rd year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham’s lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists and visitors. DAC’s expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham, Inc. and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the Festival averages 30,000 guests.

        CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

        Saturday, September 16 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

        Sunday, September 17 - 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)

        We invite you to sell specialty items or services which would not qualify for the festival in the traditional categories. Craft Activities for children that require a fee generally do not qualify because we offer free craft activities for children as part of the Kids Zone. T-Shirt sales are also prohibited.

        * New! Vendor Registration
        As of 2014 North Carolina has a mandatory registration for all festival vendors. All vendors must supply DAC with their NC vendor registration and have a copy on hand at their booth. Registration is free. You can find more information at: http://www.dornc.com/electronic/registration/index.html


        ·       Souvenirs- Items that are inexpensive, fun and which enrich peoples’ experience at the festival (ex. Sunglasses, hats, fans, etc.) These items CANNOT display any corporate logos or sponsor brand identification.

        ·       Visual Arts Services- Services such as face painting, henna, caricatures, etc.

        All operations must fit in a 10’x10’ booth space. 

        Please ensure that the enclosed application is accurately and completely filled out and that a photograph of your booth in operation is uploaded. Vendors who do not submit a photo of their booth setup will NOT be considered, regardless of any prior affiliation with CenterFest. Vendors will be selected based on booth image, appearance of items described on their application and appropriateness for the festival. CenterFest staff makes selections and all decisions are final. Acceptance to past CenterFest shows does not guarantee acceptance to the show each year. 

        All applications must submit a $25 processing fee. This fee is non-refundable.

        In addition to the cost of booth space, we also require a $50 refundable cleaning deposit check for each site. Please submit the deposit with your application at the link provided. CenterFest will refund your deposit amount following the event provided you adhere to all rules and regulations or if you are not accepted to exhibit at CenterFest.  Applications submitted without a deposit will not be considered. You will be notified of your acceptance by August 4, 2017.

        The space fee is $250, processing fee of $25, and cleaning deposit of $50, for a total of $325.00 that will be due in full with your application by July 21, 2017. The space fee and deposit will be refunded to you if you are not accepted to exhibit at CenterFest.

        All application fees must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided:http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8608576/2017-centerfest-novelty-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk

         The link will also be provided in the confirmation email you will receive after you submit your application. You can use this link to pay.

        • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
        Durham Arts Council
        CenterFest Office
        120 Morris Street
        Durham, NC 27701

          REQUIRED FEES
          $250 - Novelty Vendor Booth Space (required)

          $50 - Cleaning Deposit (refundable)

          $25 - Processing Fee (required, non-refundable)

          OPTIONAL FEE:

          $60 - Electricity hook-up (if electricity is required for your booth. Generators NOT allowed)

          You will be notified of your acceptance by August 4, 2017. If accepted you will receive a contract. Your contract and a copy of your organizations certificate of insurance will be due by August 22, 2017. Please be aware that if you are accepted to the festival and do not return your contract by August 22, 2017, or notify the CenterFest office of your inability to participate by the same date, you will forfeit your deposit fee.

          SECURITY
          • All vehicles MUST be removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
          • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

          RAINOUT PROCEDURE

          CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.



          APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JULY 21st, 2017

          In its 43nd year, CenterFest is the longest running outdoor juried arts festival in North Carolina. Located in Durham's lively Downtown district, the event is a favorite among visual artists, performing artists, and visitors. DAC's expanded marketing campaign, with support from the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Downtown Durham Inc., and fantastic media sponsors will continue to build regional response to this exciting event. Annual attendance at the festival averages 30,000 guests.

          CenterFest will be held in downtown Durham on:

          Saturday, September 16 - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (Set-up), 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Festival Hours)

          Sunday, September 17 -
          8 a.m. - 10 a.m. (Set-up), 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Festival Hours)

          DEAR PROSPECTIVE CENTERFEST FOOD VENDOR:

          In order to provide each vendor with a unique presence, Durham Arts Council requires a complete menu with prices of the items you plan to sell at this year’s festival. We seek a balance of festival staples and unique food options. If you are accepted as a food vendor for CenterFest 2017, you will receive a letter of agreement listing those menu items that you are approved to sell.

          * New! Vendor Registration
          As of 2014 North Carolina has a mandatory registration for all festival vendors. All vendors must supply DAC with their NC vendor registration and have a copy on hand at their booth. Registration is free. You can find more information at: http://www.dornc.com/electronic/registration/index.html

          Quick & Tasty Details:
          • Food vendor applications will be reviewed after the deadline of July 21st.
          • Payment is accepted online via ETIX at the link provided: http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2367273/2017-centerfest-food-vendor-application--durham-durham-arts-councildurham-art-walk The link will also be provided in the confirmation email that will be sent to you after completion of the application.
          • If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
          • Durham Arts Council
            CenterFest Office
            120 Morris Street
            Durham, NC 27701

            • All fees are deposited upon receipt.
            • You will receive notification by August 4, 2017 of acceptance or rejection (followed by a refund of booth fee & setup deposit).
            • Great placement of performance areas in relation to food vendor areas
            • Timely technical support for electrical and water related issues
            • Offer the widest variety of food choices by avoiding duplication among accepted vendors.
            • Ice available to vendors for purchase on site.
            • Attractive seating areas close to food vendors.
            We look forward to receiving your application and having your business join the wide range of food offerings at Durham Arts Council's CenterFest!
            For additional information, please contact the CenterFest office at 919-560-2722 or email: centerfest@durhamarts.org. 

            Regulations:
            • All food vendors, restaurants, individuals, and non-profit groups may apply as food vendors.
            • Food vendors may set up booths between 8 - 11 pm on Friday, 9/15 and Saturday, 9/16 between 6 - 8 am. By 9 am Saturday, all vehicles must be off-site.
            • All menu items and prices are subject to review by the Food Vendor Committee. Changes in menu items will require prior approval from the committee and cannot be made the day of the festival.
            •  As required by law, all vendors will be subject to inspection by the Durham County Health Dept. and will be issued a permit for their temporary food establishment. No food can be prepared for at your temporary food establishment before your booth has been inspected and issued a permit. The only exception is vendors with a current mobile food truck permit.
            • Water under pressure will be provided to your booth. You will need to provide a dish washing sink, a receptacle for the removal of waste water, and a minimum of 20 feet to the water system.
            •  Durham Arts Council has contracted with an outside vending firm to supply all lemonade, lemon-based drinks, and tea drinks. Food Vendors at CenterFest MAY NOT SELL bottled or canned beverages, water, tea, lemonade, lemon-based smoothies or any other lemon frozen products. The only exception is for non-lemon based frozen smoothies. Payment of a “Smoothie Premium,” in addition to the booth space fee, is required to sell smoothies. Applications for vendors selling mainly coffees, lattes, etc. and little or no food will be considered.
            • ATMS will be available on festival site.
            • Food may only be sold from the assigned vending booth spot.
            • Vendors must abide by all applicable regulations, fire rules and sanitation laws.
            • Vendors are encouraged to make their booth space attractive and inviting.
            • Food Trucks are required to utilize onsite electricity. Generators are not allowed.
            • Fire extinguishers are required (at least one per booth). The Fire Marshall will inspect all booths.
            • Ice will be available for sale / delivery at $5 per bag.
            • Once accepted, you will be required to provide proof of current liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.00; Durham Arts Council, and the City of Durham must be added as additional insureds for September 16-17, 2017.
            For questions regarding food vending regulations contact Durham Co Health Dept. at 919-560-7800.

            Refunds:

            All fees are deposited upon receipt. If you are not selected to participate in CenterFest 2017, we will return booth fees in full. If you are selected but decide not to participate, you must notify the CenterFest office in writing no later than August 25, 2017. There will be no refunds past this date. The Security/Setup deposit will be refunded by mail following the Festival if your site is left in satisfactory condition as determined by the CenterFest Food Vendor Committee. Failure to properly clean or obstruction of festival site by vehicles will result in forfeiture of your $50.00 security deposit. Proper disposal of waste is required. The area will be inspected by the city prior to, during, and after the event.

            Booth Space:
            • Booth spaces are 10’x (10’, 15’, 20’ or 30’) depending on your selection
            • Vendor may apply for more than one space; please utilize separate applications. If your booth/trailer size exceeds the booth space size, you must apply for the next sized booth or your application will not be processed. 
            • Vendors must contain all equipment, supplies and storage within their space. Nothing may be hung on trees. Booths must be of sound construction, free-standing and must not obstruct others. No campers, RVs or trailers are allowed on site except during loading and unloading. Electricity will be provided only if requested on the application. Generators are NOT allowed.
            • All fees must be paid in advance in order to be considered for participation in CenterFest 2017 and must be paid online via ETIX at the link provided. The link will also be available in your confirmation email after you submit your application. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check made payable to the Durham Arts Council, Inc. with your online application email confirmation to:
            Durham Arts Council
            CenterFest Office
            120 Morris Street
            Durham, NC 27701
            • See fee schedule below:

            REQUIRED FEES
            $25.00 Non-refundable application fee
            $50.00 Cleaning Deposit (mandatory)

            FOOD VENDOR (TFE) RATES


            $375 - (10 x 10 ) Space
            $550 (10 x 15 ) Space
            $725 (10 x 20 ) Space
            $1,050 (10 x 30) Space

            FOOD TRUCK RATES*
            $200 - 1 Day 
            $375 - 2-Day

            OPTIONAL FEES
            $60 - Electrical hook up (*required for all food vendors and food trucks - NO GENERATORS ALLOWED)
            $300 - Smoothie Premium 

            SECURITY
            • Booths/Food Trucks MUST be set-up and tow vehicles removed from the festival site area by 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 and by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. Items may be carried to booths after these times.
            • Uniformed security, CenterFest staff and volunteers will be on site during festival hours. Limited security will be available on Saturday night. However, you are strongly encouraged to remove valuable property and lock down vending areas. Durham Arts Council assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any signage, product, display equipment or property.

            RAINOUT PROCEDURE

            CenterFest is a “rain or shine” event; no rain dates! Participants should be prepared to continue in the case of light rain. In the case of heavy rain, the CenterFest Committee will consider electrical hazards, logistical requirements, concessionaires’ needs, and the requirements of performing artists in making any decision about suspension or cancellation of any part or all of the Festival. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather or a participant’s decision to leave before the end.

            Who may apply: 
            Durham Arts Council Facility Grants provide short term use of the DAC building to support arts activities.
            Only non-profits incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization or  individual artists are eligible to apply. If the project is being produced by an unincorporated group of artists an individual artist may apply on behalf of the group.   Applicants must be over the age of 18. 

            What projects are eligible?
             Facility Grants support short term projects in all art forms.  Facility Grants will not be given to fundraising events. Facility Grants do not provide support for on-going operations, year round activities, and annual events.  For year round requests, apply to the Season Grant Program.  Facility grants cannot be used to request gallery space for exhibits in the building. To apply for an exhibit you must participate in the annual Call for Artists. Contact stierney@durhamarts.org or call 919-560-2719 for information about the Call for Artists. 

            What may I ask for?
             Durham Arts Council manages a 52,000 sq. ft. public, community arts center that contains spaces for dance, theater and music rehearsals, meetings, workshops and performances. A Facility Grant may be used to request use of the facility with a total non-profit rental value of up to $1200 per fiscal year. Request value is calculated at the nonprofit arts & cultural rate rate posted on the DAC website: http://www.durhamarts.org/pdf/facility/Event%20Room%20Rates%20and%20Fees.pdf 

            Applicants will only be granted one facility grant per fiscal year (July 1 -June 30). Facility Grants are for rent only and do not include technical, maintenance or security fees incurred by the recipient. All Facility Grants require a User Fee payment by the recipient (See below in Item #2).  If you are awarded a grant you will receive a contract itemizing fees and grant credits, at which time you will be able to adjust your project if necessary.

            NOTE: You cannot apply for space using a Facility Grant if you have already made the same request using a Durham Arts Council Season Grant.

            What are the criteria by which Durham Arts Council (DAC) evaluates applications? 
            Criteria for evaluating applications are: Quality of Art or Arts Experience, Project Implementation and Impact of the Grant on the quality of the project. Facility Grants are dependent on scheduling restrictions and event compatibility. 

            EIGHT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THIS GRANT: 
            1. You may not apply if you have any outstanding bills or late grant reports due to DAC. 
            2. If you are requesting use of the Peoples Security Insurance Theatre, please note that if you are approved for this grant we require payment of a non-refundable, non-transferable User Fee of $70 per performance day in the theatre. If you are applying to use any non performance space at DAC, we require payment of a non-refundable, non-transferable User Fee of $10 for each 4 hour use. This will be due with your signed contract. If you cancel your performance, rehearsal or meeting you lose this deposit. If using the Theatre, we will also require you to meet with the DAC Technical Director at least two weeks prior to event. 
            3. Any time you occupy or enter Peoples Security Insurance Theatre, whether for performance, load-in, load-out, rehearsal or other reasons, DAC’s Technical Director must be present at a cost to you of $40.00 per hour. Overtime rates may apply if your use requires more than 8 hours per day or 40 hours per week of the technician’s time. This grant does not cover technician fees.
            4. Normal Durham Arts Council building activity hours are 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Monday through Saturday and 1:00-6:00 PM on Sunday. Any access to the building before or after these hours must be requested ahead of time and will result in extra charges to you. 
            5. Although use of tables, chairs and music stands can be included as part of the grant request, the recipient is responsible for setting them up and taking them down. 
            6. Although we can usually provide a piano, it is provided with tuning “as is”. If you will require tuning beyond this level, DAC will schedule the tuning and bill you. 
            7. We do not check date availability or reserve dates prior to receipt of a Facility Grant application.
            8. Durham Arts Council reserves the right to require a security deposit depending on the type of activity and/or applicant’s previous credit history or lack of history. If you need further information about Durham Arts Council or have questions about this grant, contact the Office of Artist Services at 919-560-2720 or 560-2719. DAC reserves the right to request more information before making a decision about the award. You will generally receive notification in 6-8 weeks after due date. Please note that fees quoted in this document are current as of June 2016 and are subject to change without notice.

            Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

            USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application. Create an account below.

            IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: https://durhamartscouncilcaps.com/artists/become-a-caps-artist/

            Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

            TIP: Before completing the online application, type answers to description/narrative questions in a word document and copy/paste the answers into the corresponding question fields in the online application.

            Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. These steps will save you time, allow you to calculate the word count, and provide you with a copy of your answers in the event of an application error (i.e. answers disappear or answers are not saved).

            SAVE APPLICATION REGULARLY AS YOU ARE WORKING ON IT. The save draft button is at the end of the application.


            Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

            USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application.

            IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: Becoming A CAPS Artist. Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

            TIP: Before completing the online application, type answers to description/narrative questions in a word document and copy/paste the answers into the corresponding question fields in the online application.

            Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. These steps will save you time, allow you to calculate the word count, and provide you with a copy of your answers in the event of an application error (i.e. answers disappear or answers are not saved).


             

            Thank you for applying to the Durham Arts Council's CAPS Program!

            USING SUBMITTABLE & LOGGING IN: Please create an account with Submittable so that you can save and return to your application.

            IMPORTANT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Before proceeding and to aid you in completing the online application, please read the Application Guidelines and print the Application Checklist located at the following link: Becoming A CAPS Artist. Doing so will allow you to review and prepare for application content, questions, and uploads required to complete the online application.

            TIP: Before completing the online application, type answers to description/narrative questions in a word document and copy/paste the answers into the corresponding question fields in the online application.

            Additionally, prepare and save your lesson plans so that they can be uploaded when prompted by the online application. These steps will save you time, allow you to calculate the word count, and provide you with a copy of your answers in the event of an application error (i.e. answers disappear or answers are not saved).