Thank you for your interest in participating in the ArteFino Fair 2020!
We look forward to discovering more unique and innovative local brands to add to our current roster of proudly Filipino artisan brands!
Join our community and apply for #ArteFino2020 on January 17! Don’t forget to mark your calendars.
January 17 – February 15 | Application Period
February 15 | Application Deadline
March 16 – 18 | Announcement of Accepted Applicants
August 27 – August 30 | ArteFino Fair 2020
Once again, thank you for your continued support, your time and effort, your love for local,
and your passion towards your craft and community.
We wish you all the best!
Who can join the ArteFino Fair 2020?
We encourage all Filipino artisan brands to join the fair! We are all for passionate work and brands with heart. We want to see something new and uniquely Filipino. Local entrepreneurs and artisans who promote sustainability and support communities are also highly encouraged to join!
We aim to have good mix of local and artisan fashion, home, jewelry and toys/gifts/crafts brands that cater to men, women, and children.
How do I apply for ArteFino Fair 2020?
Fill out our application form and attach your concept deck. Make sure to read the guidelines provided and submit all application requirements on or before February 15, 2020. Only complete requirements will be reviewed!
What is the criteria for the selection process?
We start the selection from zero base so no applicant is given priority over another. We review each application carefully based on our guiding principles: aesthetic, story, and craft. It is important to present a concept for a new product line that will be launched exclusively at the fair. Let us know the inspiration for this product line (story), the process (craft), and how the final product will look like (aesthetic). And lastly, we want to get to know the
community behind it.
What if I don’t have a community?
A community could mean different things to different people. To us, a community is a group of people brought together by a shared mission who have built warm and meaningful connections to last a lifetime.
In ArteFino, we know that behind every incredible local brand, is a community. Your community could be a society or group whose cause you support, or it could be a group of artisans whose traditional techniques/skills/crafts you intend to preserve by working with them.
Why is it important to have a community?
ArteFino’s mission is to create a new ecosystem that inspires artisans and promotes sustainable livelihood for communities — uplifting Filipino craftsmanship as a whole and ensuring that Filipino traditions continue to flourish and endure.
Where do the proceeds from ArteFino go?
20% of ArteFino’s revenue is allotted for the HeArteFino Development Program.
ArteFino carefully judges a willing and dedicated artist-entrepreneur from the ArteFino community to lead the community development program. As a beneficiary, the community will receive assured funding from ArteFino and will be assisted with the necessary business tools and equipment to boost their productivity. Through the guidance of the artist-entrepreneur, the community will learn how to manage their enterprise effectively and conduct business with other clients directly.
Where do I send my application?
Kindly accomplish the application form here. Don’t forget to attach your sample and other necessary requirements!
When is the application deadline?
All applications should be submitted on or before February 15, 2020.
How will I know if ArteFino received my application?
ArteFino will send an acknowledgement email.
How will I know if we have been accepted or not?
ArteFino will send an email to all applicants regarding their application status. To ensure your application will be reviewed, make sure to complete all application requirements.
When will I get feedback on acceptance?
ArteFino will send an email from March 16-18, 2020 to invite all accepted applicants to register for the ArteFino Fair 2020.