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The 2018 Happening Festival

Wellington West, home of Hintonburg and Wellington Village neighbourhoods of Ottawa

K1Y

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Host an event during the 2018 Happening Festival

The Happening Festival celebrates the businesses, art, and culture of Ottawa's Wellington West, home of Hintonburg and Wellington Village.

Friday, May 25 The Happening will be hosting an opening party to kick off the festival. Watch for details on our website.

Saturday, May 26, Sunday, May 27, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1, we're inviting the neighbourhood folk, as well as friends and families from all over Ottawa and beyond to attend The Happening events at local businesses. This is where YOU come in and sign up to host an event.

The Happening Festival closes on Saturday, June 2 and is happy to announce that we have collaborated with ArtsPark to create The Happening ArtsPark. Starting at 10 am until 11 pm there will be live music, an artisans marketplace, The Happening Art Thrown Down, food, craft beer and spirits garden, and many interactive children's activities. Best of both festivals combined!

This is YOUR chance to be part of the 2018 Happening Festival!

Why you should host a Happening event

  • Introduces visitors to our local businesses
  • Shows off the vibrant community we work and live in
  • Provides interesting venues for local artists
  • Promotes our local artistic and cultural talent
  • Raises money for Arts and Culture grants

Promoting your business and Happening event

Your business and event will be promoted by The Happening through:

Social media

Online

Print

  • The Happening Festival printed schedule: distributed at local businesses and community centres
  • The Happening Festival poster: displayed throughout the city

We also require your help to help share any social media we tag you on as well as creating your own event postings where you would normally post your events online, social media, website and inside your business. (ie Facebook event, online listings, etc.)

Need some help planning an event or finding an artist?

Showcase the "art behind your business" by creating an event, a sale, a menu (or menu items), or an activity during the Festival to showcase what makes your business special.

You can collaborate with a local artist on your own or we have a long list of artists and performers who want to join The Happening Festival and are looking for a business to host them so we can connect you.

Check out The Happening's 2017 list of events for ideas. For more creative ideas, send a note to happeningottawainfo@gmail.com

All artist fees are the responsibility of the business hosting their own event. The Happening helps to advertise the event for the business. See below for more information.

How can I participate if my business isn't artistic or cultural?

Your business doesn't have to be. We can help you find an artist or performer or help you create an activity with a theme that links your business product or service to the Festival.

All artist fees are the responsibility of the business hosting their own event. The Happening helps to advertise the event for the business. See below for more information.

For creative ideas, send a note to happeningottawainfo@gmail.com

What you need to do to sign up to host a Happening Festival event

Pick the day that your event will begin. For example, if you're hosting an art show throughout the whole festival, you might choose the first day of its opening. Or if you're hosting a mini-workshop, you would choose the day it's scheduled. If you are planning a sale or special menu choose the Saturday, May 25 and mention in your write up that it will be happening throughout the festival.

Fill in the online registration form. We will need all of the information about your business in order to include it in the program. The address of the business, phone number of the business, email address for the business, business Twitter, business Instagram, business Facebook as well as the contact info for the person to talk to if we have any questions. Plus, the name of the event, time of the event and a 1-2 sentence write up about the event.

Pay for the ticket (includes ticket prices, registration fee). We also need the details of your payment method.

Click the blue Select a date button at the top to begin.

After you sign up and BEFORE 15 March, you need to:

Send us your Certificate of Insurance VERY IMPORTANT

Your insurance provider can send you this type of certificate at no charge and by email and this should be able to happen within 1-2 business days.

You need to send this to us by March 15 to be included in the festival.

Refunds will NOT be available. If you do not send us your Certificate of Insurance adding The Happening ArtsPark as additionally insured by March 15 your event will be removed from the program and your participation fee will not be refunded.

Get a Certificate of Insurance

You will need:

  • Your insurance agent contact info
  • Your insurance account #
  • Date of your event
  • Brief description of your event
  • If you plan to serve alcohol be sure to mention this to your insurance agent (you will also require a special occasions permit. Contact LCBO for details.)
  • The Happening ArtsPark, 1064 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2Y3

When you're talking or writing to your insurance agent, this is what you'll ask for:

Provide a certificate of insurance that adds The Happening ArtsPark as additionally insured providing coverage of at least $2,000,000 inclusive of bodily injury and property damage for each occurrence on my insurance rider. It is a condition of your contract to hold harmless The Happening ArtsPark against all charges of liability.

Send your certificate BEFORE March 15, 2018

Please forward the certificate/endorsement to happeningottawainfo@gmail.com no later than March 15, 2018.

Approve the description we have for your business

This information will be used throughout all our promotional materials and media campaigns, so we need you to make sure it's correct.

Review the description of the event you'll be hosting

Please keep this to 1-2 sentences max. Please keep in mind we will be crafting and editing these descriptions for the promotional material.

Questions?

If you have questions or need help getting this certificate from your insurance agent, please contact us at happeningottawainfo@gmail.com

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The 2018 Happening Festival

Wellington West, home of Hintonburg and Wellington Village neighbourhoods of Ottawa

K1Y

Canada

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