Please click on the question that best corresponds to your inquiry.
Q. Is there a juried selection or prerequisite to exhibit?
There is no prerequisite or juried selection. As long as it is an original work, anyone can exhibit at Design Festa. Event participation is decided by random selection.
Design Festa does not allow the exhibition and/or sale of copyrighted materials, derivative works, commercial products/materials, or health products. Fortune telling is also prohibited.
If your exhibition is found to be breaking any of the event’s guidelines for exhibition, you may be asked to leave the event, or have the offending items confiscated.
We do not issue refunds of exhibition fees in such cases. Thank you for your cooperation.
Q. Can we participate as a school?
Yes. Group participation follow the same guidelines for exhibition as individual participation.
Q. Is it possible to choose the location of my booth?
No. Booth placement is decided by randon selection and cannot be specially requested.
Q. Can I request a booth space next to my friend?
No. Booth placement requests are not accepted. If you would like to be placed next to your friend, please apply for multiple booths through one application. When applying for multiple booths through a single application, those booths will be placed side by side.
Q. Can I exhibit “re-imagined” or “remake” works?
If the re-imaginating is your own, and if there is a high degree of originality in the work, then yes, exhibition is possible.
However, re-imaginings and remake works are limited to those falling within the realms of Art and Design.
Q. Can I sell commercial products?
Sale or resale of mass produced products is prohibited. However, if you are the designer of said product, exhibition and sale is allowed, but limited to items falling within the realms of Art and Design.
Q. Can I exhibit as a massage parlor/hair and makeup salon?
Massage parlors and hair/makeup salons are not allowed.
Q. Can I sell food and drink at my booth?
No. Only Food Area exhibitors can sell food and drink.
Q. Can I use candles and incense in my exhibition?
The exhibition/display of candles and incense requires prior permission from the fire department, which can be granted through an Application for Hazardous Materials Permit. In addition to candles and incense, permission from the fire department is also required for the following: structures over 4 meters tall, 2 story structures, structures with roofs, and any other combustible or hazardous materials.
Q. Can I distribute flyers in the event halls?
The distribution of flyers and other forms of publicity must be confined to your booth space.
Q. Is there a deadline for registration?
Once the Registration period has ended, we will close registration. If there is a surplus of booths after the registration period has ended, we may hold additional Event Registration periods.
Please be aware that the Event areas (Show Stage, Performance Area, Food Area, Super-size Live Painting) have different deadlines from the booth areas. For more information, please see the Event Area page.
Q. How do I register?
Please register via the registration form found on our website. If you would like a physical form, please contact us and we will send you a paper registration form. Click here to apply.
Q. Do you have a waitlist for exhibitors?
Yes. You can register for the waitlist via our website. Once a booth meeting your specifications becomes available, we will contact you via mail. Please be aware that registering to the waitlist does not guarantee exhibition. We appreciate your understanding.
Q. I need to cancel my exhibition. Can you refund my exhibition fees?
We can cancel your exhibition, but cannot refund any exhibition fees that have already been paid. If you would like to cancel your exhibition, please contact the Design Festa office.