Kid Row Prospectus
About Kid Row
Talented kid artisans have the opportunity to apply for something new and exciting: the VIRTUAL 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented By Harmons! Kid Row is a program designed specifically for young makers (ages 14 and under) to grow as creative entrepreneurs at the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, Utah’s largest local-centric arts festival. Kid Row is typically held in-person at the Utah State Fairpark, but this year Craft Lake City is prioritizing the safety and success of local makers by pioneering a new VIRTUAL Kid Row experience on Saturday, August 8 from 1pm–3pm. We would love for your young artisan to join us on this innovative journey!
In our new online Kid Row format, Utah’s young creatives will be celebrated like never before. Kid Row artisans will showcase their products in a virtual gallery and (with their parents or guardians always present) engage with attendees through an interactive digital platform. We can’t give you all of the details yet, but we have some virtual tricks up our sleeves that we can’t wait to share!
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Kid Row application opens: January 6, 2020
- Kid Row application closes: June 15, 2020
- Invitation status and participation notification by email: July 1, 2020
- Kid Row: August 8, 2020 from 1pm-3pm
Kid Row is open to youth artisans and tinkerers who reside in the state of Utah and are age 14 or younger as of August 8, 2020. Craft Lake City reserves the right to reject any applications which do not fall within or meet our guidelines. Any applicant who has applied and is found to not meet requirement parameters will have their application forfeited with no refund of their application fee.
Original Work Regulation
Craft Lake City celebrates artisans in Utah’s diverse communities whose products are handmade. Therefore, preference will be given to kid artisans who submit original, handcrafted work. Commercial, mass produced or manufactured products that are not made by the artisan(s) are strongly discouraged. Upon submission of images, the artisan guarantees the accuracy of the description of products presented and the authenticity of the artwork as original and created by their own hands. The jury reserves the right to reject any displays or items not in keeping with the character of the images submitted.
All artwork exhibited at the Festival must be of the quality and style represented by the artist in images submitted with the application.
There is a non-refundable $10 application fee, paid via Paypal after completing the Kid Row application. Incomplete applications or those without paid application fees will not be submitted for jurying.
Occasionally local creatives are interested in applying to the Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival, but the application fee presents a challenge. Application fee support may be available from grants, donors or other additional funding sources. Interested applicants may send an email to email@example.com with a paragraph-length statement of need prior to the application deadline (June 15) to inquire about potential application fee support.
Kid Row Exhibitors may apply in the following categories:
- 3D Work: The 3D Works category represents those who create sculptural works, which includes materials that are, but are not limited to: clay, found/upcycled materials, glass or metal.
- Craft Food: The Craft Food category represents artisans who create handcrafted and artisanal varieties of prepackaged, edible goods. Craft Food includes, but is not limited to: desserts, beverages, bitters, sauces, candy, etc.
- Fiber: The Fiber category represents products created with natural fibers or cloth. The category includes, but is not limited to: weaving, felting, spinning, wearable items, etc.
- House & Home: The House & Home category applies to artisans who create goods for merchandising and home furnishing.
- 2D, Illustration & Print: The broadest of the categories represented at the DIY Festival, the 2D, Illustration & Print category applies to those who create one-of-a-kind 2-dimensional creative works, stationery and other paper products, or prints. Mediums and materials that are included, but not limited to, are: illustration, collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, letterpress cards, digital art, etc.
- Jewelry: The Jewelry category applies to those who create items that are wearable trinkets. Jewelry may be functional or decorative adornments as bracelets, necklaces, belts, headpieces and more.
- Photography: The Photography category represents those who use the camera as their main form of creating work with minimal manipulation. Excessive collaging or manipulation should apply in the 2D, Illustration & Print category.
Photographs in your Application
Well-taken images of your work are valuable to your application. Focus on capturing images of five single products that can provide insight to the jury of your craftsmanship and creativity.
After applications close, they are juried anonymously by a panel of local individuals. All Kid Row artisan applications remain anonymous to the jury. Jurors will have access to the applicant’s short answers and uploaded five images, which includes description and market price of the product.
Once accepted to exhibit in Kid Row, each kid artisan’s guardian is responsible for paying a participation fee and submitting the accompanying agreement by July 8, 2020. Craft Lake City will not take commissions on sales during the virtual festival. Instead, Kid Row artisans will be asked to select a sliding scale participation fee ranging from $9.95–$39.95. Higher payment levels will support Craft Lake City’s nonprofit mission and ensure that the organization will survive this difficult time.
Craft Lake City makes no guarantee that Kid Row will be financially successful or return to the Kid Row vendor the cost of participations. No refunds are offered for cancellations after July 8, 2020.
A parent or legal guardian is required to serve as Craft Lake City’s primary point of contact on behalf of each Kid Row applicant. This includes assisting with the application process, submitting fee payments, reviewing and signing exhibitor agreements, and communicating with Craft Lake City before, during, and after Kid Row.
A parent or legal guardian is required to be present with exhibiting Kid Row artisans at all times during Kid Row at the Virtual DIY Festival. Each individual kid artisan must be accompanied by one guardian during the online festival.
Craft Lake City does not take any money from commission or sales of Kid Row products during the course of the Festival. Sales taxes for items sold during the festival are required to be paid separately as the Festival qualifies as a special one-time event. Parents and legal guardians, please note that the Utah State Tax Commission will send tax forms to you about a week after the festival. You must complete these forms on behalf of your Kid Row artisan and file sales taxes on the kid artisan’s sales in order to participate. Parents and guardians may choose to file these forms in their own name, or in the name of their Kid Row artisan.
Sales & Shipping
Kid Row makers will manage the final sales of their products in their own online stores (don’t worry, Craft Lake City will provide tips for this!) and Kid Row artisans and their parents will oversee the shipping of their items in a timely manner.
Exhibitor Responsibilities & Safety
By applying and accepting Craft Lake City’s invitation, all exhibiting artists agree to comply with Craft Lake City and Craft Lake City DIY Festival rules & regulations.
The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for safeguarding of their products and their online displays at Kid Row during the Craft Lake City DIY Festival on August 9, 2020. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to insure their property. Craft Lake City has the right to close the Craft Lake City DIY Festival if any unforeseen circumstances occur that would affect the safety of the event attendees or vendors. Vendors are required to disclose their availability to participate in the Festival at the time of application and during acceptance of their invitation. Failure to do so may affect the exhibitor’s future opportunity to participate in the Festival. By participating, the exhibitor understands that abuse of any kind is not welcome. Any individual who displays negative, crude, crass, belligerent or any other non-exemplary behavior that causes discomfort towards any person present at the Festival will be asked to leave. Craft Lake City reserves the right to determine what behaviors are deemed inappropriate and non-characteristic of Craft Lake City standards. We do not condone any racist, bigoted or unsafe behavior from any area of the Festival or within our community.
Parents and guardians of selected Kid Row artisans agree that images and information submitted through the application (with the exception of last names and contact information) may be used by Craft Lake City in promotional materials. Parents or guardians of selected kid artisans understand that any photos or video taken of guardians and Kid Row exhibitors by Craft Lake City staff, volunteers, or contractors at the public festival is the property of Craft Lake City, and can be reproduced and used/edited by Craft Lake City for documentary, educational, promotional, and other purposes.
The kid artisan and parent/guardian, when invited, agrees to hold harmless Craft Lake City and the Craft Lake City DIY Festival, sponsors, partner organizations, coordinators, volunteers or employees, for any damage, loss, or theft, to artwork, displays or other personal property, or injury to their person, regardless of cause resulting from their participation in this event. The exhibitor agrees to abide by all the rules and regulations set.
Kid Row Scholarship
Craft Lake City offers a limited number of financial scholarships to select Kid Row participants. The Kid Row Scholarships provide select kid artisans with waived exhibitor tabling fees. The Kid Row Scholarships are presented as part of Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival Inclusion Program, which is designed to support individuals from underrepresented and/or socially or economically excluded communities.
To be considered for a Kid Row Scholarship, kid artisans must indicate their interest in a scholarship in their Kid Row application, and must meet the following criteria:
- Kid artisan must complete a Kid Row application (and pay the non-refundable $10 application fee) by June 15, 2020
- The kid artisan’s annual household income falls below the 50% area median income bracket of their family’s county of residence (see below chart)
- Kid artisan must be selected to participate in Kid Row based on the quality of their work
- Kid artisan must be participating in Kid Row for the first time
For further information or for questions, please contact us at kidrow[at]craftlakecity.com.