craft submission TERMS & CONDITIONS


K-FEST invites crafters of all disciplines to submit their work between April 1st and April 19th for inclusion in the 2K19 K-FEST outdoor craft fair Saturday and Sunday of the festival (June 1st – June 2nd). K-FEST has a particularly strong interest in Kerry crafters. 

Accepted crafters will receive the following:

  • Outdoor space (2m x 2m) to display their craftworks during K-FEST

  • Promotion via K-FEST’s online platforms

  • Evening meals Saturday and Sunday evenings during K-FEST with artists

  • Free access to K-FEST’s 50+ events covering art, music, film, drama, spoken word, and more over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

All crafters must agree to the following TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE FESTIVAL.

  • A total of 10 craft submissions will be accepted. Each accepted submission will be granted a 2m x 2m outdoor pitch on Upper Bridge Street or Library Place, Killorglin, the layout to be determined by K-FEST. 

  • ALL accepted crafters must pay the total set-up fee of €50.00 for two days pitch. There is no one-day pitch. No pitch is allowed until payment is paid in full at the K-FEST Office on Saturday morning.

  • ALL crafters must register at the festival office upon arrival prior to stall set-up at the K-FEST Office on Saturday 1st June.

  • All accepted crafters must be present for the duration of the craft fair (during road closure Saturday and Sunday, June 1st-2nd.

Once registered, you will receive the official K-FEST Artist Wristband (detailed entitlements listed upon acceptance to the festival).

  • Crafters are allocated an outdoor space of 2m x 2m to display their accepted craftworks during K-FEST, the layout of which is determined by the festival committee.

  • Crafters are responsible for sourcing their own furniture, canopies, etc.

  • Crafters are responsible for transport of their own work to and from the festival.

  • Each crafter is responsible for the set-up of their own stall and work.

  • K-FEST is not responsible for the damage to any works during the festival.

  • All crafters are responsible for the insuring of their own works, if necessary.

  • Due to our insurance policy, all work must be installed once the road closure is in place and uninstalled 30 minutes before the road reopens.

  • K-FEST does not charge commission on any works sold. We give crafters 100% of sales on their artwork.

All accepted crafters must be able to be present (or a designated representative) for the duration of the festival’s craft fair (Saturday and Sunday, June 1st and 2nd).  

Only work submitted and accepted will be eligible for exhibition and sale at the festival.

The judges’ submission decision is final. Due to the large volume of proposals, we regret we are not able to give individual feedback for unsuccessful applications. Kerry-based crafters will receive primary consideration. No hot food vendors permitted.

K-FEST craft submissions must be completed no later than midnight Friday, April 19th, 2019.

Proposed work.

K-FEST organisers reserve the right to photograph works and to use elements of accepted entries for exhibition for publicity purposes, unless the artist expressly states the contrary in writing. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Work is accepted for exhibition and sale based on merit. 

Each crafter will be assigned to an outdoor stall space. Our experienced curators allocate the most appropriate space for each work and occupancy of specific space is all pre-allocated by the festival committee.

All accepted crafters must or a representative should be present in your respective space for the duration of Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Since buyers and collectors who come to our events prefer to meet the artist or at least talk to someone who knows about their work, we have found that artists who engage with our visitors are generally more likely to make multiple sales and/or receive commissioned work.

Accepted crafters only.

Due to the large volume of submissions it is logistically impossible to accept all work. Any crafter who is not accepted through the submission’s application process will not be permitted to exhibit and sale at the festival this year. If any crafter turns up on the day without permission, they will be removed.

Note: Any artist, crafter or unlicensed food vendor that tries to open their own stall on the street or in a premise in town during K-FEST weekend without K-FEST permission will not be permitted to submit or exhibit at the festival in the future.

K-FEST is not a funding body and is a not-for-profit organisation, which raises its income from fundraising and sponsorship, along with public sector grants, run by committed volunteers. We accept that through the submission process not all applicants will be accepted, but this is the nature of the process. Will we always encourage and strive to work with people, but we ask you respect our work, work with us and to respect the judging process.

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