Application Management Designed for Art Fairs and Festivals.

Why ZAPP? Nearly 65,000 artists use ZAPP to find and apply to events every year. Over 800 events trust ZAPP to manage their applications, host their juries, and sell booth spaces.

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Application Management for Your Entire Process

Create custom applications, collect images for jurying, review applications, email applicants individually or in a group, and collect payments for booth spaces—all in one seamless system.

Manage Applications

Move applications between statuses—each designed to keep you organized.

Mass Communication

Email a single artist, a group artists by status, or tag artists to filter your emails even further.

Streamline Your Jury

Set up juror accounts, set your jury to in-progress, and start scoring applicants—it’s as easy as that.

Easy for Administrators, Easy for Artists

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Dedicated Support

The ZAPP team is here for you, every step of the way. Our expert staff is always prepared to offer creative solutions or suggestions, and we routinely release additional educational material. ZAPP administrators have access to monthly how-to webinars, industry resources, and bi-monthly conversations led by industry experts.

Secure and Reliable

ZAPP does the heavy lifting so you don’t have to worry. When you choose ZAPP, you can rest assured that our system has the highest level of redundancy necessary to eliminate a single point of failure. ZAPP is hosted on a highly secure, multi-tier architecture, with intrusion detection services that utilize both proactive and reactive network security to ensure we maintain the latest regulatory compliance, including Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS).

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Free for Artists

ZAPP is, and always will be, free for artists. Artists simply need to register and upload images to apply to any event on ZAPP. No need to upload images to each application. Basic contact information—phone, email, address—are automatically submitted with each application.

Who We Are

At ZAPP, we’re creatives of all sorts—makers, filmmakers, musicians, writers, and arts patrons. We have a stake in the art festival and fair industry, and in the arts as a whole through our parent organization WESTAF, the Western States Arts Federation. In 2004, WESTAF developed the universal online arts application, ZAPPlication, in consultation with the National Association of Independent Artists (NAIA) and eight major art shows across the U.S. ZAPP has been managed by WESTAF ever since, with profits helping to fund arts advocacy efforts across the western region.

View the ZAPP Media Kit for more about our history, impact, and branding guidelines.

ZAPP is brought to you today by WESTAF in partnership with:

      • ArtiGras Fine Art Festival
      • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Original
      • Bayou City Art Festivals
      • Cherry Creek Arts Festival
      • MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival
      • Uptown Art Fair
      • St. James Court Art Show
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Get Started With ZAPP

We’re excited to show you how ZAPP can streamline your application process and put your event in front of nearly 65,000 artists.