Stall categories

NMF Stall categories

The National Multicultural Festival Stall Categories

Are you eager to set up a stall at the National Multicultural Festival? Fantastic! But first, let's dive into the five priority categories to find your perfect fit.

Priority 1 - Community (Food and Beverage Stall)

In this category, we welcome community stallholders. Whether you're selling culturally influenced items like arts, crafts, instruments, jewellery, clothing, or homewares, we've got a spot for you. The focus here is on celebrating culture, so no business promotions are allowed. If you're dealing with food or liquor, you can still showcase cultural arts and crafts. Tell us how your organization champions multiculturalism and inclusion to increase your chances.

  • Selection will be prioritised for Community stallholders who commit to three days of trade.
  • Community Stallholders who apply for one day trade only will be allocated based on available space on each day from Friday, or Sunday.
  • Community stallholders applying to participate in the Festival must be incorporated associations.
  • Selected applicants must provide a financial report within 21 working days of the Festival completion and demonstrate funds have been transferred to the community account.
  • Community stallholders who specialise in selling ‘Cultural Items and Services’ (for example arts, crafts, instruments, jewellery, clothing, homewares, Henna, Cultural Hair style) are included in this category.
  • Community stallholders applying under food and food/liquor categories are also permitted to sell cultural items and services.
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a sample menu with prices, dietary options to enhance the strength of the application.
  • To align with the Festivals’ goal to provide cost appropriate options, menus that include a $10.00 or under food item will strengthen the application.
  • Alcohol providers should include in their sample menu information on the Alcohol by Volume percentage (ABV%) and where the alcohol is sourced from to strengthen their application.

Priority 2 – Diplomatic and Multicultural (Information Stalls)

With both categories being equally as important, we are looking to provide opportunities to showcase different cultures through information and amazing displays!

Multicultural Information Stalls

Multicultural community organizations, registered charities, and not-for-profits, this one's for you. Use this stall to share information, not products. Educate and promote your mission with pride.

  • Multicultural community organisations, registered multicultural charities, and multicultural not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for an information stall under this category for up to three days.
  • The sale of any products is not permitted under this category.
  • Organisations may use this stall for sharing of information and educational purposes of a cultural and a-political nature.
  • Preference within this category will be given to applicants who demonstrate how their organisation or charity strongly supports and promotes multiculturalism, inclusion, and participation.
  • Due to increased interest to participate in the Festival, applicants may be limited to a 3mx3m stall space in the first instance. For those who wish to have a 6mx3m stall, please explain in the application why a larger space is required and provide a floor plan if possible. This will be considered on a case by case basis by the Festival organisers.

Diplomatic Stalls

Diplomatic missions can grab a spot for up to three days. While no food sales are allowed, you can add flavor with cultural displays and even provide food samples if discussed beforehand.

  • Diplomatic Missions recognised in Australia may apply for an information and cultural display stall for up to three days of the Festival.
  • The sale of any products is not permitted under this category. Food and beverage samples may be provided as part of their cultural display with the approval of the Festival organisers.
  • All equipment and display materials must be kept within the stall structure.
  • Due to increased interest to participate in the Festival, applicants may be limited to a 3mx3m stall in the first instance. For those who wish to have a 6mx3m stall, please explain in the application why a larger space is required and provide stall floor plan if possible. This will be considered on a case by case basis by the Festival organisers.

Priority 3 – Community Club (Food and Beverage Stall)

Licensed clubs registered with Access Canberra, come forth. We value organizations that wholeheartedly support multiculturalism, inclusion, and participation.

  • Selection will be prioritised for stalls who commit to three days.
  • Associations/organisations that are licensed as a club and are registered with Access Canberra.
  • Successful applicants must provide a financial report within 21 working days of the Festival and demonstrate funds have been transferred to the community account.
  • All applicants are encouraged to provide a sample menu with prices, dietary options to inform assessment of the application.
  • To provide cost appropriate options, menus that include a $10.00 or under food item will enhance the application.
  • Alcohol providers should include in their sample menu, information on the Alcohol by Volume percentage (ABV%) and where the alcohol is sourced from to enhance their application.

Priority 4 – Commercial Business (Food, Beverage and/or Cultural Item Stalls)

Local and Interstate business operators, listen up. If you're selling food, liquor, or culturally influenced items like arts and crafts, you belong here. Show us how you blend with the festival's spirit.

  • Selection will be prioritised for stalls who commit to three days.
  • Where three-day stall offers are unavailable due to limited space, commercial operators willing to fill vacant stalls on Friday or Sunday will be highly considered.
  • Commercial operators (including sole traders) who sell food and/or liquor and/or who specialise in selling ‘Cultural Items and Services’ (for example arts, crafts, instruments, jewellery, clothing, homewares, Henna, Cultural Hair style) are included in this category.
  • Commercial stallholders applying under food and food/liquor categories are also permitted to sell cultural items and services.
  • All food and/or liquor applicants are encouraged to provide a sample menu with prices, dietary options to enhance the outcome of the application.
  • To align with the Festivals’ goal to provide cost appropriate options, menus that include a $10.00 or under food item will enhance the application.
  • Alcohol providers should include in their sample menu, information on the Alcohol by Volume percentage (ABV%) and where the alcohol is sourced from to enhance their application.

Priority 5 – Information and Market Stalls (Sunday only)

This new split priority hosts other information stalls and the addition of Market stalls. Picture a lovely Sunday market day with options to showcase your hard work at the festival in the form of selling your boutique items or sharing the valuable knowledge of your community organisation/registered charity/ not-for-profit here.

Please remember, the festival team ensures a welcoming and respectful environment for all attendees, so we reserve the right to refuse applications not aligned with the festival’s Aims and Values.
Market Stalls

  • Community or commercial business operators (including sole traders) who specialise in selling quality boutique or specialty items that are appropriate to being sold at family friendly markets to a diverse audience.
  • No food or beverages (including alcoholic) is permitted to be sold in this category. Any stalls wishing to sell food will be placed in the community/commercial food categories.
  • Applicants under this category must provide evidence within their application of their benefit and value to the stall’s inclusion at the Festival.
  • Elected community applicants under this category must provide a financial report within 21 working days of the Festival completion and demonstrate funds have been transferred to the community account.
    Information Stalls
  • Community organisations, registered charities, and not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for an information stall under this category.
  • The sale of any products is not permitted under this category.
  • Organisations may use this stall for sharing of information, educational purposes of an A-political nature.
  • Applicants under this category must provide evidence within their application of their benefit and value to the stall’s inclusion at the Festival.

For more information on having a stall, download our Stallholder Guidelines (PDF 531kb).

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