Canton First Friday 2017 Nonprofit Application
Description: Canton First Friday is a collaborative effort between the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce – Special Improvement District and ArtsinStark, The County Arts Council. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores, and restaurants. The event is designed to highlight local businesses and local artists, in a family friendly atmosphere.

Dates: Held on the First Friday of each month from 6 to 10 PM. A limited number of Temporary Nonprofit booth spaces are available from May – October.

Location: The festivities take place primarily around the “center” of the Canton Arts District. Temporary booth spaces will be located on 4th Street NW between Court Ave and Dewalt Ave, and between 2nd and 6th and on Court Ave.

Info: For more information, please contact ArtsinStark at tricia@artsinstark.com

Temporary Non Profit Space Rules and Regulations

• Even if you have participated in the past, you must complete an application for 2017.
• Nonprofit and other public or private entities deemed fitting by the First Friday staff will be assigned booth space on a case by case basis. Spaces are very limited. Nonprofits with a strong membership base or involvement in Canton and those with educational outreach related to the arts will be given priority spots.
• The space is intended to be an information and awareness booth, with an engaging arts activity such as children’s activity or art exhibit. ArtsinStark/First Friday can suggest artists-in-residence for hire who can assist with this requirement. Coloring pages will not be accepted as an arts activity this year.
• Fundraising efforts (such as raffle tickets, water, and t-shirt sales) are not permitted. There is no charge for a nonprofit space.
• Your activity must take place within your 10x10 space. No dance or music may take place at these booths.
• Spaces must be requested by the third Friday of each month. Space can be requested for multiple months at a time.
• If you reserve a space and are not able to attend, you must call and cancel this space so that it is available for another group. Last minute cancellation or a no show will affect your participation in future months. THIS INCLUDES WEATHER CANCELLATION. We produce this event monthly, all year, rain or shine.
• Acceptance of application is subject to approval by ArtsinStark and the downtown Canton Special Improvement District and is based on appropriateness of group and space available. Approval is for your entire application.
• A set up map with your location will be sent in an e-mail no later than three days before the event. Please make sure to include a valid e-mail address for the person in charge of handling First Friday coordination.
• Nonprofit Permit provides a 10x10 space only. All tents, tables, extension cords etc are all provided by the nonprofit group. Please note that electricity is not guaranteed, but will be provided if possible.

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What months will you attend?
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Please provide a brief organization description
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Please BRIEFLY describe the arts activity you are planning to have at your booth. A FREE interactive arts activity is required and coloring pages will not be accepted as an activity this year.
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By signing this agreement, the applicant and all agents, volunteers, employees of group agrees to abide by the guidelines and decisions of Arts in Stark and the downtown Canton Special Improvements District, their employees or other representatives of the Canton First Friday. (Please read and check all boxes to acknowledge your agreement):
Participants agree by signing to accept the following hold harmless clause: I have reviewed and agree to the above terms for participating in Canton First Friday. By registering for and participating in First Friday, I assume full risk and responsibility for any loss or damage incurred during this event and I release and hold harmless Canton First Friday coordinators, volunteers, or contractors; ArtsinStark; the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District Inc. Board Members; The Canton Development Partnership; The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce; The City of Canton; and First Friday sponsors from any claims arising out of my participation in this event. I understand that I am solely responsible for all State, City, County, or other applicable permits, licenses, and/or certificates associated with my participation in First Friday. I understand that I have been advised to carry my own personal and product liability insurance. Please "sign" below.
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