Participation in the New Mexico Fiber Crawl is open to yarn stores, artists’ studios, fiber centers, farms and museums. Please review the information below to see if you can fulfill all the requirements.
Who can be on the Fiber Crawl?
- Sites on the Fiber Crawl can be yarn stores, artists’ studios, fiber centers, farms and museums.
- Sites must be located in New Mexico between Albuquerque and Taos.
- Individual artists interested in participating at a site, should contact their local site possibilities to see if collaborating would be a good fit.
What does each site have to do?
- Adhere to all listed points, payments and deadlines in the Application Process.
- Sites should have the space to accommodate up to 15 people at one time.
- Locality (rooms, workshops, studios) on the site should be handicap accessible to all. Access to bathrooms must be available and clearly marked.
- Sites are responsible for insuring their site for any liability issues. EVFAC cannot be held accountable for incidents that may happen during the Fiber Crawl.
- Organize an event such as an artist demonstration, book signing or other small project that will be hosted every day of the crawl.
- Prepare a Site Raffle Prize in the value of $50, which will be displayed prominently at the site during the Fiber Crawl. Sites will provide raffle tickets, organize the drawing and contact the winners after the Fiber Crawl.
- Solicit deals and discounts with local suppliers and businesses, (10% off a meal, free appetizer, free samples) that will be offered to participants of the Fiber Crawl. The businesses do not have to provide coupons, but can also accept the Fiber Crawl Passport as eligibility of the negotiated deal.
- Advertise the Fiber Crawl on their website, through their mailing list and promote the event on any form of social media.
- Sites will be responsible for distributing their allotted passports. Sites should be able to print additional passports if necessary that will be available on the event website.
- Sites will record statistical information on participation and sales during the crawl. After the crawl, sites will submit statistical information to EVFAC. This form will be provided to the site before the Fiber Crawl.
What are EVFAC's responsibilities? As the main organizer of the New Mexico Fiber Crawl, EVFAC will:
- Design the Fiber Crawl logo and website
- Design and develop promotional postcard and posters. Each site will obtain a package of materials that can be distributed at the site prior to the event.
- Place ads in regional publication, and include information about the Fiber Crawl in EVFAC’s electronic newsletter. Reach Facebook target audience through frequent posts.
- Provide each site with 20 passports, one stamp and an electronic Fiber Crawl logo.
- Possibility of bus transportation on Saturday and Sunday between sites.