Nonprofit Application

Fall Edition 2024

Nonprofit applications are available now until May 31, 2024

  • Current Agreement
  • Application
  • Complete

This application is for 501(c)3 non-profit organizations only. You will be required to upload your IRS letter of determination in the application.

Space Size Options and Vendor Fee

  • 6’ Space - $75
  • 10’ Space - $125

Event: stART on the Street

Vendor: Non-Profit

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

*Please note that applications will close on May 31, 2024. Thank you!

Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent by June 15, 2024.

Questions? Email nonprofits [at]

General Guidelines

  • By applying, you are committing to both the September 15th date and the September 22nd rain date.
  • Payment will be due upon acceptance.
  • Forms of payment accepted: Paypal or check
  • Event organizers reserve the right to reject any applicant at their discretion.
  • If you are applying for a 10’ space, tents must be 10ft x 10ft or smaller, or they won’t fit in the space.
    • 12’x12’ tents will not fit, so make sure to check your tent size.
    • Tents weights are mandatory, with 20 lbs per leg.
      • For everyone’s safety, stART Coordinators will require any tent not properly weighted to be taken down.
  • If you are applying for a 6’ space, tents are not allowed, and only a 7’ table will fit. Please check your table size.
  • Vendors are responsible for bringing their own tents, tables, and chairs.
    • stART does NOT provide tents, tables, chairs, or electricity for non-profit spaces.
  • Generators are NOT allowed in non-profit spaces.
  • Arrival information will be sent to the email specified. It is important that you read this information carefully.
  • Spaces will be assigned on the morning of the event.
  • You may hand out brochures and products and collect cash donations, but non-profit vendors are not allowed to sell any products. Only individually wrapped food or merch items may be given away: no beverage or open food giveaways, please.
  • 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.


  • 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.

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