About the Program

The Downtown Fresno Foundation and Downtown Fresno Partnership are pleased to announce an open call for interested participants for the 2017-18 Fulton Marketplace Program. This 12-month program matches four emerging small businesses, entrepreneurs, makers, curators, and designers with a temporary retail area in a shared storefront in the Fulton District, Fresno’s downtown commercial district.

The program aims to:

- Nurture local talent by allowing emerging small businesses, entrepreneurs, makers, curators and designers to test and enhance their product line in low- to no-cost space;
- Recruit potential future independent retailers to the area;
- Increase the vibrancy and retail mix of Fulton District by activating vacant storefronts;
- Place local emerging small businesses into permanent storefronts in downtown Fresno; and,
- Showcase retail leasing opportunities for Fulton District retail real estate.

Due to limited space, we encourage all applicants to provide as much information as possible and meet with staff for any questions or clarifications. Questions? Contact Jenna Chilingerian, jenna@downtownfresno.org.

The following items must be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 22, 2017 to be considered.

- Online Application (you're there!)
- Non-Refundable Application Fee, $50 (PayPal): www.downtownfresno.org/foundation/fultonmarketplace
- 60-Second Pitch Video, submitted via Dropbox: info@downtownfresno.org
- If applicable - any documents that help the selection committee understand why this is a good business. Examples: personal resume, site plan/layout/design options, marketing pieces, letters of intent from suppliers, product images. To be submitted via Dropbox: info@downtownfrenso.org