Information For All Artists

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The 2024 Indian Fair & Market will be held March 2-3, 2024.

Applications are due on October 9.
Applications accepted with late fee October 10-13.
Applications received and/or postmarked after October 13 will not be accepted.


Contact Us

Call or text:  (480) 285-6626, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Mailing address:  Artist Exhibitors Committee
 Heard Museum Guild
 2301 N Central Ave.
 Phoenix, AZ 85004


Dates To Note

August 22, 2023 Applications open
October 9, 2023 Applications due
October 10-13, 2023 Applications accepted with late fee
Applications received and/or postmarked after October 13 will not be accepted
December 18, 2023 Artist agreements and booth fees due
December 19-22, 2023 Agreements and booth fees accepted with late fee
Agreements and booth fees not received and/or postmarked after December 22 will result in the artist being moved to the Waitlist
February 29, 2024 Receiving for Juried Competition
March 2-3, 2024 Indian Fair & Market



An application that you can print out and mail to us is here.

An online application is here.

If you wish to receive a paper application, email or text or call 480-285-6626 (9-5, Monday-Friday).

You can pay the application fee with a credit card at our Shopping Cart or you can mail a money order or cashier’s check to the address above.

Please review these documents before applying:

Eligibility Requirements

The Heard Museum and Heard Museum Guild comply with the requirements of the Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644) which makes it illegal to market an art or craft item in a manner that falsely suggests it is Indian-produced. Under the Act, an Indian is defined as a member of any federally or officially State recognized Indian Tribe, or an individual certified as an Indian by an Indian Tribe. For information:

First-time applicants must include a proof of tribal enrollment with their application. If you have submitted this information with a previous year’s application, you do not need to submit another copy.

The U.S. Department of the Interior has proposed changes to the current Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Read about the projected impact of the revisions here.

Youth Artists

Artists who are 17 years old and under at the time of the Fair and whose relatives have been accepted into the Fair may sell their work in their relatives’ booth. They must submit a separate application and proof of tribal enrollment and be present at the Fair.

A paper application to download and print is here.

An online application is here. There is no application fee or booth fee for youths.

All art submitted by artists in grades 7 through 12 will be judged at the Youth Art Show & Sale on the same weekend as the Indian Fair & Market. Please note that if you are 18 and you attend high school, you may either enter the Fair as an adult or participate in the Youth Art Show & Sale as a youth. Further information about the Youth Art Show & Sale is on our website at


Juried Competition

All adult artists accepted in the current Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market may enter the Juried Competition.

Please review these documents (these will change for the 2024 Fair):

Judges are invited from a wide variety of fields and have in-depth experience in judging artwork. Judges may include experienced American Indian artists, curators, gallery directors, educators, and collectors.


The following documents have information about the awards:

All adult award winners will be invited to the next year’s Indian Fair & Market.

Entrance Documents

If you are accepted into the Fair, the Juried Competition Guidelines and one Juried Competition Entry Form, will be mailed to you with your booth assignment at the end of January. Additional entry forms are available upon request and will also be available during entrance into JC Thursday before the Fair. The Open Standards form is available below and at entrance into JC.

  • 2023 Entry Guidelines (2024 Guidelines available in October)

Questions? Email us at

Pat Kilburn, Chair, Juried Competition

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License Requirements

The artist is responsible for paying any sales tax (8.6%) due to the State of Arizona, and for obtaining a Transaction Privilege Tax (TPT) license.  If you have questions, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue at or call 602-255-3381.

Youth Artists are not required to have their own TPT license.

Apply For a TPT license

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Note that street parking in residential areas surrounding the Museum is not allowed at any time.

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Native American Artists Resource Collection

The Heard Museum Library maintains the Native American Artists Resource Collection of biographical and professional information. Artists are the best source for accurate information.  Visit the Library’s website, where you can search the online collection and download an artist questionnaire.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you still have not found the answer to your question, please contact us by email at or by phone/text as (480) 285-6626.

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