We will celebrate our 10th Annual Artwalk in 2018! This year the artwalk date will be on Saturday, May 12. We welcome the returning as well as new artists to participate our event. As we are changing our application process to an online system, please read the application guidelines below before you submit an application online.
Here are some important notes:
Here are some important notes:
- Application is using EntryThingy.com and Payment is through PayPal
- Application Deadline: March 15th. Sorry, FPAW does not accept late applications.
- Application Fee (Non-Refundable): $15
- Application Acceptance Notice Starting: March 31st (Note: Slight delay till April 7th)
- Booth Fee: $50, must be paid before April 15th
- Last day to withdraw application for booth fee refund: April 30th
- Booth Assignment Starting: April 30th
Front Porch Artwalk (FPAW) Application Guidelines:
- When and where is FPAW event?
FPAW is a free annual public event hosted in the Historic Mordecai/Oakwood neighborhood near downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. The event is held on the second Saturday of May each year, 10am - 5pm, rain or shine.
- Application fee and deadline?
The Artist Application period opens late January and remains open until March 15. FPAW does NOT accept late applications. A non-refundable $15 application fee is required upon submission. An application is not considered complete until the fee is received.
- Payment didn't work in online application?
If payment link does not work in online application, please contact FPAW. We will send you a direct paypal payment link. Once we received the payment we will manually update your application status.
- Application requirements
The following items are required to submit an online application:
◘ All items for sale must be made by the participating artist.
◘ Up to 5 images of recent artwork, produced within the last 2 years, and one booth photo:
◘ Accepted image formats are .jpg, .gif, .png
◘ Min image width is 480px
◘ Max file size is 5MB
◘ One booth photo is required
◘ Description of Work: Description of your works, such as process, materials, inspirations, etc.
◘ Statement: This is your brief "Artist Statement".
◘ NC Sales and Tax ID: The state of North Carolina requires event organizers to maintain a list of sales and use registration certificates for all artists, whether the artists live and/or are licensed in North Carolina or another state. You can not participate in our show if you don’t have an NC certificate of registration number. If you don’t have a certificate of registration, you can register online at NCDOR's Website.
◘ Special Request: Any special request to event organizer, such as location, porch/tent preference etc. Note: we will try our best to accommodate your request but there's no guarantee.
- How are artists chosen to participate in the show?
Because there are have limited spaces available, and we receive more applications than we can accommodate, acceptance cannot be guaranteed to every applicant. After the application deadline, all applications will be reviewed and the final results will be emailed a few weeks after the application deadline. Applicants not accepted at this time will be put on waitlist. Participating artists are chosen according to a combination of factors, such as the quality of their works and the number of artists in the same category.
- Acceptance notifications.
The final acceptance notifications will be emailed around March 31. We will also provide instructions to pay the booth fee in the email.
- I applied and was put on the Wait List. What does that mean?
We try our best to accommodate qualified artists for the event. However we can't guarantee acceptance for every applicant. During the jurying process, we will create a waitlist to fill opened spaces. If you’re admitted to the show from the wait list, we’ll notify you by email ASAP, and you’ll have three days from that time to confirm your participation and pay your booth fee. If your confirmation and payment are not received in time, then the space may be forfeited to the next artist on the wait list.
- How much is the "Booth Fee" and what does it include?
FPAW booth fee is $50. This will cover a space assignment to either a front porch or tent location:
◘ Porch: Size varies depending on the specific house. Usually it is covered and can accommodate a 6-foot table plus some extra room.
◘ Tent: Space is roughly 10'x10'. If you choose a tent location, you MUST provide your own tent. Tent spaces are limited.
◘ Each artist is responsible for setting up & taking down, providing all tables, chairs and display materials.
◘ We do NOT provide electricity
- What's the deadline to pay my booth fee?
The deadline to pay your booth fee is April 7th. Once artists get accepted in the show, they will be notified through email, with the instruction on how to pay the booth fee. Artists will have until April 7th to pay the booth fee. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the application. Only artists who paid their booth fee may participate in the show.
- How do I pay the Booth fee?
Use the links at top of this webpage to submit your application fee. Once we received the payment we will manually update your application status to "Fee Paid".
- Can I request a specific location?
Yes, but we can not guarantee your requested placement. If you want to be assigned to a specific location, or have location preference (porch or yard), please include that in the "Special Request" section in the online application. We will try our best to accommodate the request but we can not guarantee to meet every request.
- If I can’t do the show, can I get a refund?
We understand that conflicts do arise, thus we will try our best to be flexible if an unforeseen event happens. Cancellations submitted before April 30th will receive a full refund. However after April 30th, you will not receive any refund for the booth fee.
The $15 application fee is non-refundable.
- Can I share a space with another artist?
We do not allow artists to share a table or a booth.
- What does my online status mean?
Applicants can check their application online and find the up to date status:
◘ Not Submitted: Application is submitted but application fee has not been verified yet.
◘ Submitted: Application fee is verified and application is fully submitted.
◘ Show to Jury: Application fee is paid and application is available to Jury.
◘ Accepted: Application met all entry criteria and is accepted. Applicant should get notification to pay booth fee.
◘ NOT Accepted: Application does not meet our entry criteria and is rejected.
◘ Waitlist: Application met all entry criteria but we do not have a space available.
◘ Fee Paid: Booth fee received. Applicant will be notified with place assignment.
◘ Withdrawn/Refund: Applicant was accepted and paid booth fee, but later withdrawn before the refund deadline. Booth fee is refunded.
◘ Withdrawn/No Ref: Applicant was accepted and paid booth fee, but later withdrawn after the refund deadline. Booth fee is forfeited and not refunded.
- What’s the fine print?
By applying to and participating in Annual Front Porch Artwalk, the Artist agrees to accept full responsibility for his / her booth, display, and merchandise. The event organizers and volunteers will not be liable in any way for loss or damage to merchandise, display, or personal injuries. Participants are required to clean up at the end of the event and leave no damage to home owner's property.
- Other questions?
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org