Demonstration Application

Fall Edition 2024
  • Current Agreement
  • Application
  • Complete

This application is intended for artists or groups who are interested in showcasing their artistry and craftsmanship during a day-long demonstration, free for the public to enjoy. We welcome all kinds of creative demonstrations: mural creation, sword fighting/fencing, stone carving, glass blowing, fiber arts, wheel-throwing pottery, crafting of musical instruments, silk screening, and log hewing, to name just a few. If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to seize, we encourage you to fill out the application.

***If you are an artist interested in selling your work, please fill out one of the artist applications instead.

Event: stART on the Street

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2024 (rain date September 22)

Time: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Location: Park Ave between Pleasant Street and Highland, Worcester, MA

Questions? Email Demosnonprofits [at] (

General Guidelines

  • By applying, you are committing to both the September 15th date and the rain date of September 22nd.
  • Event organizers reserve the right to reject any applicant at their discretion.
  • Unfortunately, stART can no longer provide Tents for Demo Artists. If you would like to bring your own Tent(s), they must be 10ft x 10ft or smaller, and weighted with 20 lbs per leg. For the safety of people and property, stART Coordinators will require any tent not properly weighted to be taken down.
  • You are required to staff your space during the entire festival. It is recommended to staff with more than one person.
  • Please note that no live or amplified music will be allowed.
  • Equipment needs will be determined by the stART Logistics team based on the information provided in this application.
  • We have limited access to electricity and may not be able to accommodate all requests. The stART Logistics team will determine eligibility based on the information provided in the application.
  • If you are going to bring a generator, please note the new Worcester Fire Code: All generators must have a 20: BC extinguisher placed in front of the machine, which must be 12ft from the booth and encased by a cone with tape or a kiddie fence, just to delineate where it is. Generators cannot be refilled on-site; they can only be replaced.
  • Space determinations are made at the discretion of the stART Logistics team using the information provided in this application.
  • Arrival instructions will be sent to the email specified in this application.
  • Event organizers reserve the right to reject any application at their discretion.


  • stART on the Street highly recommends that ALL vendors have insurance coverage.
  • stART on the Street, a program of Creative Hub Worcester, will not be held responsible for any theft or damage to vendors’ work or other personal property.
  • It is the responsibility of all vendors, if they choose, to ensure adequate coverage through their respective insurance providers.
  • Neither stART on the Street, a program of Creative Hub Worcester, nor its affiliates, including employees, members, volunteers, directors, coordinators, or insurance providers, assume financial responsibility for any losses or damages incurred.


  • stART on the Street prioritizes the highest security measures throughout the festival. However, given the expansive scale and unrestricted public access, we ask that all artists remain vigilant regarding the safety of their products and personal belongings.

Our Pledge

  • We see you. We hear you. We appreciate you and will continue to offer Start on the Street for free, just as we have for the past 20 years. If you are interested in sponsoring, please reach out to Laura [at] (Laura[at]creativehubworcester[dot]org).
  • A key element of our mission is to elevate the voices and experiences of historically marginalized groups to highlight the current and historical diversity of our city and region. We welcome and celebrate artists and community members who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, LGBTQIA+, refugee, immigrant, or persons living with a disability.

Questions? Email Demosbands [at] (