Artisan Application Form
The moment you step through the gates of the Sterling Renaissance Festival, the 21st Century life as we know it vanishes into the cool wooded landscape and the transition to the year 1585, and to the place of Warwick, England, begins. Visitors enter a Renaissance world of discovery and adventure, a place of pleasure, creativity, laughter and enchantment.
The Festival's Artisan Program is well known for its diversity and high quality. Artisans come from all over the country to participate in the Festival, bringing with them a multitude of talents and skills, many having won awards for their creations.
Proposal Requirements and Checklist
- The Artisan Application must be fully completed, signed and dated.
- The Biographical Outline must be fully completed to the best of your ability as part of your Artisan Application.
- A $50 non-refundable application fee made payable to: Empire Attractions LLC. The application fee must be included with your application in order for it to be processed. If your proposal is received without the application fee, it will not be considered or returned.
- Photos* must be submitted for each and every type of item you wish to be juried and sold during the Festival. The jury may, at its discretion, require you to submit additional photos and/or samples for closer examination. We strongly encourage you to send in samples of your work with your proposal.
*If you are approved for participation, your photos will be retained in our files for reference and possible promotional purposes. Your samples may be picked up in our office upon your arrival to the Festival for set-up. If you are not accepted, we will be happy to return your photos and/or samples to you at your expense via USPS. Or, you may pick them up at the Festival office. You will have 30 days after jury notification of non-acceptance to do so. Please notify us as to your wishes. Said photos and/or samples become property of the Sterling Renaissance Festival after 30 days.
Please mail your completed proposal to:
Sterling Renaissance Festival
Attn: Artisan Director
15385 Farden Rd.
Sterling, NY 13156