The Pagan Festival - Altarist Application
Festival Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA
Theme: Service Through Spirituality
The Pagan Festival and Parade is the day before Mothers' Day.
Altar proposal deadline April 7th!
This year the festival's theme is "_____" and focuses on _____.
Please keep the theme in mind while designing your altar. We encourage altars that are interactive, and all directional altars are required to be interactive.
Altarists will be given a 10-foot by 10-foot area. The directional altars will be in the grass area and define ritual space. The Pagan Alliance Altar and other altars on the paved areas are the choice of the altarist to be approved by the Festival Committee.
Please request a table (6 feet long and 30-inches wide) and/or a chair if needed.
There will be no electricity. Fire of any kind and mechanical sound is not permitted. The festival site is secured with our Festival Security, however, please be aware that altar items may be taken or broken. Please plan accordingly.
All altar designs are subject to approval by the Festival Committee, therefore please provide a comprehensive description of your altar and how it will be interactive.
You will be emailed a packet at least three weeks prior to the event. This packet will contain load-in and take down requirements. If you should have any questions, please direct them to Arlynne Camire through our contact form.
All Altarists are to check in at the Check in Booth no later than 9a.m. the day of the festival. We strongly suggest coming earlier to set up as altars need to be finished with set up by 10a.m. You will then be directed to our Executive Director Arlynne Camire for further instructions.
Check-in and Set-up will begin at 7:00 am and will end at 10:00 am. Take-down will begin at 5:45 pm and end by 7:00 pm. Vehicles are to be unloaded on either MLK Jr. Way or Allston. Altarist vehicles are not permitted on Center Street to unload. This is reserved for Farmers Market vendors.
Please be advised that you will be filmed and photographed by staff photographers, the media, and television news stations. If you do not wish to be filmed, simply wear a costume or mask.
April 14, 2014 A description of your altar will be included in the 2014 Pagan Festival Program. Once your proposal is accepted, to be included in the Pagan Festival Program, please confirm your participation by the deadline date. This event will be covered by the media, so please make sure that the members of your group are advised of this. Also, due to insurance reasons, weapons and pyrotechnics are not allowed.