Nonprofit Application

Fall Edition 2023

Nonprofit applications are available now until July 31, 2023

  • Current Agreement
  • Application
  • Complete

Space Size Options *

  • 6’ Space - $50
  • 10’ Space - $100

All applications must be submitted electronically. Notifications of acceptance/denial will be sent by August 13, 2023. Applications are not considered complete until we have received a submitted online application.

Sunday, September 17th (rain date September 24th)

11:00am to 6:00pm - Park Ave, Worcester, MA

Questions? Email Nonprofits [at]

General Guidelines

  • By applying you are committing to both the September 17th date and the September 24th rain date.
  • Space fees will be returned to applicants who are not accepted. Event organizers reserve the right to reject any applicant at their discretion. No refunds offered for cancellations after July 31st, including rain date postponements. No exceptions.
  • Tents are only allowed in 10’ spaces (not in 6’ spaces), must be 10ft x 10ft or smaller, and weighted with 20lbs per leg. For safety of people and property, stART Coordinators will require any tent not properly weighted to be taken down.
  • stART will no longer provide table or chair rental, and does not supply electricity, for non-profit spaces. Any tables and chairs required must be supplied by your organization.
  • Arrival information will be sent to the email specified. It is important that you read this information carefully.
  • Spaces will be assigned as organizations register the morning of the event.
  • You may hand out brochures, products and collect cash donations, but are not allowed to sell any products unless permission has been given by festival organizers. If so desired, only individually wrapped food or candy items may be given away: no beverage or open food giveaways please.
  • You are required to staff your space during the entire festival.
  • stART carefully maps out sound as well as visual elements of the festival. As such, unless pre-approved by stART Coordinators, no live or amplified music will be allowed.
  • 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.