The National Folk Festival, coming to Salisbury, Maryland, September 7 – 9, 2018, is now accepting Festival Marketplace vendor applications. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/)
Marketplace Vendor application deadlines are as follows:
Early Bird Application Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018
Final Application Deadline: Monday, April 16, 2018
The Festival Marketplace at the National Folk Festival will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions.
In order to ensure quality and integrity, a committee selects vendors based on a set of criteria that includes:
traditionality (if applicable)
connection to state/regional/local traditions
artist’s relationship to his/her cultural/artistic community
The committee reviews all applications and selects vendors who best meet these criteria.