Applications Due July 9, 2021!

The award-winning Taste of the Arts Festival is a free, family-friendly festival in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne. In 2021, this festival will take a hybrid approach – featuring a blend of online activity with a full day of in-person activity spread across multiple downtown locations.

NIPSCO STEAM Park will be hosted both in Freimann Square and online, providing socially-distanced in-person opportunities and online options for those unable to attend in person. Each year, NIPSCO STEAM Park engages with youth and families of all ages through the use of hands-on arts activities that incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

The 2021 Taste of the Arts Festival is proudly presented by Arts United and 3Rivers Federal Credit Union.

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* 1. Organization Information

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* 2. Primary Contact Information

Terms & Conditions
Please read the following terms and conditions thoroughly.
  • Due to the limited space within Freimann Square, the number of participating groups will be limited to 30 in 2021. Priority will be given to organizations incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) elements into their arts activity.
  • If selected, your organization's booth must remain staffed during festival hours from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm. Festival volunteers may be able to periodically watch a booth to allow for short breaks.
  • Participants assume all responsibility for loss, theft, or destruction of goods, or personal injuries to itself, its employees, agents, representatives or visitors and will indemnify and hold harmless Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, its employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, sponsors, patrons, and festival attendees from all claims arising from any act, omission or negligence of the participating organization.
  • Participants agree not to deface property and agree to accept liability for any damage to property of others.
  • Each participant is bound in all respects by these Terms and Conditions. Violations of these Terms and Conditions may result in the forfeiture of the booth space.
  • It is the sole discretion of the Taste of the Arts committee to determine the selection of participating groups at the festival. All selected participants will be notified no later than 30 days prior to the event.

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* 3. By typing my name in the field below, I acknowledge that I have read and accepted the contents of the Taste of the Arts NIPSCO STEAM Park Terms & Conditions and will be responsible for any damages I may cause to the premises.

I will not hold Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, its employees, agents, volunteers, contractors, festival sponsors, patrons, and festivals attendees responsible for any personal injury or damages.

Registration Types

Traditional Booth: This option should be selected by anyone wanting to host an in-person booth featuring a hands-on STEAM activity within Freimann Square on Saturday, August 28th from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Virtual Booth: This option should be selected by anyone wanting to host an online activity or "virtual booth." Participants will be expected to provide static or live content that is available to the public on Saturday, August 28th between the hours of 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.

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* 4. Based on the descriptions above, which type of booth would your organization like to host in 2021?