Thank you for your interest in participating in the third annual Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts + Innovation Festival!
We are no longer accepting applications…please check back with us in December 2015.
Artisans & Innovators
Are you an artists, craftsman, designer, maker, scientist, and innovator whose work/product(s) has original thought and content, a strong overall concept, excellence in craftsmanship/innovation, and consistency of style and presentation? We’re thrilled to know more about you and what you’re up to.
Food & Beverage Merchants
We are on the lookout for a variety of local food trucks, stands, and carts to serve delicious food and beverages throughout the Festival and in the Beer & Wine Garden. There are additional permits and licenses required.
You will need to mail to us (Berkeley Spark, PO Box 6862, Albany CA 94706) your temporary permit with the City of Berkeley along with your State of California health permit along with payment. You will also need to meet Alameda County Fire and Health Department Requirements.
Health & Wellness Healers
We are looking for holistic health practitioners, energy healers, psychics and mediums, herbs and organic products, and a whole lot more.
Promotional vendors are those who market their product, business or services only and are not selling an item at the Festival.
BOOTH INFORMATION & FEES
Standard Full Booth: 10’x10’ inline ~ $150
Standard Full Booth: 10’x10’ corner ~ $180
Standard Double Booth: 10’x20’ inline ~ $300
Standard Double Booth: 10’x20’ corner ~ $360
Trucks & Trailers ~ $150 (Email us with your vehicles information and dimensions)
Mobile Vending Booth ~ $125 You plan on vending your product(s) on wheels throughout the Festival.
Non Profit Booth ~ $100
Application Fee ~ $25
Shared Booth Fee per Vendor ~ $25
Electricity ~ $25 (Electricity is limited to vendors in the Innovation Sector who require electricity to present/sell their product).
MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS & BOOTH SHARING
An application must be submitted for each vendor. There is also a fee for sharing a booth.
Upon acceptance your booth fees will be due by May 15, 2015.
Your booth fees includes a link from our website to yours and select vendors will be featured leading up to and during the Festival. We will also be advertising and promoting the Festival, which draws thousands of attendees from the Bay Area.
What We Need ~
Tell us in 3 – 5 sentences about the materials you use, the techniques, the creative processes you use to produce your work and what people can expect when they see you at the Festival. Your statement is your story (not a resume or an autobiography) and reveals what inspire you, what moves you, sustains and drives you.
Send us 3-4 images of your current work/product you intend to display/sell in your booth email@example.com within a few weeks of sending in your application.
All images submitted to Berkeley Spark may be used for promotional purposed before, during and after the event. Images will be credited, as appropriate to the use. Image File format: Baseline Standard JPEG / File Size: 2.0 MB / Resolution: at least 72dpi.
Vendors who have already turned in their application will be notified May 1, 2015 as to whether or not you’ve been accepted and will receive their choice of booth locations.
Once accepted, your Contract and the balance on your booth fees are due May 15, 2015. Priority placement will be given to those vendors who pay the balance by May 15th.
Artisans & Innovators: If you’re selling products/designs, we’ll need your California Resellers Permit. If you need this type of permit, contact the BOE here.
We will do our best to honor your booth requests though with the expansion of the Festival booth placement is not guaranteed.
Berkeley Spark will refund 50% of your booth fee if you cancel by June 1st. We do not offer refunds within thirty days of the Festival due to the proximity of the event. All refund requests need to be made in writing and emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you cancel, you forfeit your space and cannot sell or trade your space as we will have a waitlist and will need to assist those vendors.
You will need to provide your own shade structure, either a 10×10 tent or an umbrella.
The Festival will take place rain or shine and it is recommended that vendors come prepared for weather. No refunds will be issued for weather conditions.
ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CIVIC CENTER PARK
Located on MLK Jr. Way between Center Street and Allston Way in downtown Berkeley, Civic Center Park is part of the Civic Center Historic District including City Hall (built in 1909) and the Federal Land Bank Building (1938), the Veterans Memorial Building (1928) and Berkeley High School. On Saturdays, the Ecology Center hosts a weekly Farmers Market directly next to the park. For a write up on the City of Berkeley’s website click here.
If we’ve missed something and you still have questions, send us an email.