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Early Registration Ends May 21!

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Do not miss out on a fantastic opportunity to save $25 on registration, AND be promoted in The Phoenix. Early registrants will be included in a pull out advertisement for the festival. The annual IndieArts Festival celebrates independently produced art, digital media, music, performance and locally-sourced goods and products. The festival infuses downtown Providence with an eclectic mix of live music, DJs, burlesque, spoken word, experimental dance, a compilation of film shorts & films accompanied by live improvised sound environments on three different stages in the Bank of America Skating Center & Burnside Park. Last year’s Festival attracted over 8,000 fun-seeking participants! This year’s event held on Saturday, July 31st (rain date, August 7th) is expected to be even more successful!


The Exchange is a marketplace offering artwork, locally designed jewelry, new and vintage clothing, accessories, silk-screened posters and t-shirts, handmade crafts, cards, prints, books, vinyl records, compact discs, etc. This is an open arts event; all art & craft work must be of your own creation, no mass-produced work will be accepted.

The Exchange is managed by A&BC/RI Gallery Manager, Rebecca Siemering. Each vendor space is approximately 10′ x 10′ and will be on the grassy areas in Burnside Park. There is a fee to vend at the Exchange. Early registrants will be included in a pull out advertisement for the festival in the Providence Phoenix. This year we are offering an early registration fee of $50 for payment by May 21; after May 21, the fee will be $75, and registration closes on July 2.

   Arts Exchange hours are officially 1pm – 8pm (IndieArts festival hours are from 1pm -1am), all vendors must be packed up and loaded out by 9pm. Vendors who do not wish to stay the entire duration do have the option of breaking down starting at 6pm but anyone who wishes to break down early must let us know in advance so that we can assign spaces accordingly. Also, if any vendor would like to be set up next to a friend, you should let us know ahead of time so that we can plan accordingly.

Your Space   Each vendor will be assigned a 10′ x 10′ space. Please bring your own tables and chairs. Tents are encourage, however the tent cannot be staked because of the sprinkler system in the park. You should be prepared to use weights to keep your tent from becoming a kite!

Electricity   IndieArts will NOT be providing electricity. But, there are bright lights along the paths in Burnside Park. There will be natural lighting for most of the event – sunset will be at 8:05 PM.

Sales   The State of RI is requesting a listing of all vendors, and may contact you regarding your sales after the festival. Please collect 7% sales tax, or take this amount from your sales, and keep a record.

Parking City parking meters don’t require payment during the weekends, but be sure to park only in legal spots. If you arrive early enough, there should be ample on street parking as well as pay lots nearby.

Load-In   Load-in is from 11:00am -12:30PM. You MUST first come to the check-in table by the fountain (which is in the middle of the park) and we will direct you to your assigned spot. Please be prepared to unload within a 20-minute time period, so be sure to bring adequate assistance. We are unfortunately unable to provide parking. You will need to find parking nearby or in a lot. If you are not familiar with Providence, we can give you directions or suggestions for parking.

Cancellations   Remember that no artist fees will be refunded for no-shows. Please let us know if you cannot make it by calling 401.621.6127 as soon as possible.

Liability   By setting up & vending at this event, you agree to not hold the IndieArts Fest/the Arts & Business Council of RI or any of their partners liable for any damage, loss or injury.

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The Basics There is a fee to be a part of the Exchange at IndieArts Fest. Paid applications received on or before May 21,2010 will receive a discounted fee of $50, after May 21, 2010 the fee will increase to $75. Early registrants will be included in a pull out advertisement for the festival in the Providence Phoenix. No applications will be accepted after 5 PM July 2, 2010. All vendors will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of application.

Credit Card Online Application Form For credit card payments, please complete the form online. Only paid applications will be considered confirmed participants. Visual artists and crafters will be asked to include three images (72 dpi .jpg) representing the art or craft work that you intend to sell to: Rebecca Siemering (rebecca@ artsandbusinessri.org)

Check or Money Order Application FormTo pay by check or money order, click here to download form.

IndieArts/ri is a collective portal for independent artists and arts organizations who contribute greatly to the Providence art scene. This includes, but is not limited to burlesque, dance, experimental theatre, music, galleries, and independent venues. IndieArts/ri markets upcoming events and gives members the ability to utilize the ArtTix ticketing service and established customer base.

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Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island | 10 Dorrance Street, Suite 102 | Providence | RI | 02903

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