Community Organizations Submission & Guidelines

Local arts organizations, social service groups, and City departments are invited to apply for a booth. ArtBeat is a popular venue to increase community awareness of your services!


This is an APPLICATION for community vending at ArtBeat. Your spot is not confirmed until we receive both confirmation email AND check for the payment of your space. This application is for community, social service, and cultural organizations only.

Festival: Saturday, July 13th, 2024 (Rain date: Sunday, July 14th)

Davis Square, Somerville

Questions? Email: Heather Balchunas – [email protected]

Application Info:

Applicants will be accepted only from organizations whose primary mandate is in the area of Art or Social Service, as defined below.

Somerville City Departments can also apply; there is no fee for Somerville City Departments. Outside gov’t groups must pay fee.

“Art” means all those symbolic representations of a people’s worldview transmitted through the media of music, drama, dance, visual arts, literature, and craft and combinations thereof. Art includes, but not limited to the activities of musical composing, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic, motion pictures and photography, creative writing, weaving, pottery, jewelry-making, embroidering, macrame, and architecture.

“Social Service” is defined as a social programs and activities provided by organizations which serve the City’s residents to strengthen personal or community life.

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