Zapplication - FAQ's
For the 2020 Application Process, stay tuned for helpful information regarding applying through Zapplication. Some FAQs include:
1) Do I have to apply through Zapplication? Yes. The Wesleyan Artist Market (WAM) moved to an on-line application process in 2015 in an effort to streamline, standardize and simplify the application and jurying process.
2) But I've applied via mail in the past? We cannot accept applications outside of Zapplication. Applications received through the mail or dropped off at school require special handling and can be easily overlooked and lost in the shuffle. We do not want that to happen to any of our applying artists. Thank you in advance for applying only through Zapplication. If issues arise with Zapp while trying to apply,please contact our Zapp representative directly with technical questions at , or #303-629-1166 (based in Denver, Co. so please note time zone difference). Should you still be unable to get answers to your questions, please contact us at or #(678) 223-2273.
3) Is it okay for me to submit the same pictures I submitted last year? We ask that you provide new and updated photos (from previous year submissions), reflecting your most current work and style. For jurying and promotional purposes, our base appreciates a "fresh" (new images) look every year . Your pictures should be representative of the work you are producing now and plan on bringing to our event. For 2020, please submit 6 photos in total: 5 photos of your respective art, and 1 booth photo.
4) Do I have to include the Artist Statement in my submission? Yes, please share that requested information. It helps us learn about you as an artist and gives us an appreciation for your background and accomplishments. This also gives us Bio information to share on social media when we feature each of our exhibiting artists.
5) Do I have to submit a Booth Shot in my Zapplication? Yes, we would like a recent (past 12 months) booth shot, if applicable/available. A booth shot gives us a better feel for overall content, presentation and aesthetic. If this is your first show, and we do not have a booth shot to share, please let us know that in your submission.
6) May I apply for a booth with another artist? Only individual artists or two-person collaborative artists are permitted to submit an application and share a booth. Artists presenting separate works (non-collaborative) may not submit an application together or share a booth.
7) My photo's will not upload. What do I do? We have a team dedicated to the artist application process. Please contact , or #303-629-1166 (MST) with technical questions or issues. If you are unable to reach a resolution, please contact us at or #678-223-2273 with any questions or concerns. We will get back with you as quickly as possible, but hopefully no more than 24 hours. We are also working closely with Zapp to make sure the process goes even more smoothly for the 2020 application process.
8) May I submit photos taken from my cellphone? Please submit 6 (5 art and 1 booth shot) high resolution photos
(use of DSLR camera is recommended). As a last resort, iPhone 6 or 6+ images typically will upload successfully.
9) If I am a food vendor, should I apply through Zapplication? If you are interested in participating in the Wesleyan Artist Market and have a Food Truck or other food item you would like to sell, please contact us directly (please do not apply through Zapplication). Due to limited space, we can only allow a select number of food trucks on campus during the Market, and most are booked up to a year in advance. We do not allow any food sales inside our Market, other than Wesleyan student bakers, due to food licensing restrictions. If you have any questions about how you might fit, please email us at or # 678-223-2273..
10) What happens if I miss the deadline and apply late? All late applying artists will be added to our Wait Pool for consideration should a spot become available. All applicants, including late applying artists, are subject to our application and jurying process. Applicable fees (application/booth) must be received before space will be confirmed. Selected Wait Pool artists may be notified of acceptance up until one day prior to the event date.
11) If I am placed in your Waiting Pool, is there a good chance I will be called to participate? During the year, we may have several spots open up due to conflicts, illness or family emergencies with an accepted artist(s). However, there is no guaranty a single spot will become available, and after a certain date, accepted artists forego their paid booth fees if they cancel. While we recognize from time to time conflicts do come up, we encourage all of our accepted artists to do the best they can to honor their commitments to our show. If a Wait Pool artist does get a last minute invite to our show, due to an artist cancellation, we will do all we can to help catch them up (inventory, marketing materials, artist instructions, etc.) for our event.
12) What if I cannot participate in the Market after I have been confirmed and have paid my booth fee? We always regret losing an exhibiting artist but understand if there are emergency circumstances. Booth fees will be fully refunded up until January 15th, 2020; booth fees will be partially refunded up until January 31st, 2020. After that date, any artist cancelling will forego their booth fees.
13) What is your No Show Policy? Artists who have not checked-in and/or notified us via by Thursday, April 23rd, 2:00pm, will be considered a "no-show." Assigned space(s) will be forfeited to another exhibiting artist or show vendor.
14) If I am coming in from out- of- town, where should I stay? The 2020 Artist Market Team will provide
artists with hotel information once acceptances to the Market are confirmed. The Market has secured a block of rooms and a special rate for our out-of-town artists. Artists may choose their own accommodations, as an alternative, of course!