DIY Festival Inclusion Program

 

 

Craft Lake City developed the DIY Festival Inclusion Program in 2016 as part of our organization-wide Community Inclusion programming. The DIY Festival Inclusion Program seeks to create a Festival environment that is accessible to and representative of all Utahns in order to provide the community at large with opportunities to creatively and economically thrive. This initiative supports individuals from underrepresented and/or socially or economically excluded communities through the following programs:

Application Support

Application support services encompass various helpful offerings, such as application fee waivers, ensuring financial accessibility for applicants. Additionally, we have Application Assistance Day and Virtual Application Assistance Day, providing valuable guidance, professional photography services and resources to streamline the application process.

Scholarship & Mentor Program

Artisan Scholarship

The Artisan Scholarship benefits five first-time DIY Fest exhibitors in the artisan, vintage, and craft food categories to help prepare them for their first DIY Fest & beyond. 

The Artisan Scholarship includes: waived booth fees for participation in the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons and one-on-one mentorship from a seasoned DIY Fest exhibitor before, during, & after the event! Application deadline is April 1, 2024.

LGBTQ+ Scholarship (NEW)

This scholarship benefits local makers, with a focus on those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, who would like to sell or exhibit their handmade goods at the DIY Fest. This scholarship is open to individuals who are both first-time applicants and returning DIY Fest exhibitors.

The LGBTQ+ Scholarship includes: waived booth fees for participation in the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons and one-on-one mentorship from a seasoned DIY Fest exhibitor before, during, & after the event! Application deadline is April 1, 2024.

Now Accepting Scholarship Partners for the DIY Festival!

Are you interested in supporting additional LGBTQ+ Scholarship recipients? Email angela@craftlakecity.com to learn more!

ArtAbility Scholarship (NEW)

This scholarship, in partnership with the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council, benefits local makers, with a focus on those with disabilities who aspire to use their passion, skills and talents to build a small business as an artisan.This scholarship is open to both first time applicants and returning DIY Fest exhibitors.

The ArtAbility Scholarship includes: waived booth fees for participation in the 16th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons and one-on-one mentorship from a seasoned DIY Fest exhibitor before, during, & after the event! Application deadline is April 1, 2024.

Sponsored Entrepreneur Program

STEM Scholarships

Scholarships for exhibiting in the Google Fiber STEM Building are available for small, local non-profit groups, whose mission is related to education in STEM fields. Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale and may waive entire booth fees. To apply for a scholarship, click the button below to fill out the STEM Scholarship Funding Match Up Form by April 1, 2024.

Sponsored Families Program

Accessibility

While Craft Lake City cannot guarantee that all requests can be met, our team is committed to making reasonable accommodations to ensure that attendees can successfully participate in our programs. If you have any questions about the accessibility of Craft Lake City events or programs or would you like to request accommodations, complete the form below.