Interested in organizing an activity during an Atlanta Streets Alive?

DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 from 2-6pm
ROUTE:  HIGHLAND+ (Highland Ave, North Ave, Boulevard)

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Link to Apply to be a General Activity Partner:  http://bit.ly/asagenact14
Link to Apply to be a Featured Activity Partner: http://bit.ly/asafeaturedact14

 

FAQ – Atlanta Streets Alive Activity Partners

Fun, entertaining, and active activities are a big part of Atlanta Streets Alive. We depend on businesses and organizations to host an activity that promotes movement, and engages event participants. Hosting an activity gives your organization a chance to be out in the community, to gain exposure and to have fun doing it. Please read this FAQ before registering your activity, hopefully it will answer any questions you have about becoming an activity partner.

Is it free to be an activity partner?

Yes, it is free to be an activity partner. Yet if you want to be featured in any marketing, or be able to select your location on the route, consider becoming a Featured Activity Partner for just $500. All benefits are outlined here. We just ask that you register ahead of time with your proposed activity. We reserve the right to deny activity partners whose activities are not in keeping with Atlanta Streets Alive’s values (i.e. human powered, family friendly, active, fun!)

Why should I apply for the Featured Activity Partner?

Besides being awesome and donating $500 to keep Atlanta Streets Alive free and frequent, you get a lot of value back for that $500. Think of it as a “mini sponsorship” and in return for your support, we feature your activity on the homepage of the ASA website, create an individual page for you on the ASA website with a photo, description of activity, link to your website, facebook and more. We also include featured activities in our press releases and offer premium location along the route where you get to choose where you want to set up your activity. And, we even snap photos of your activity during the event and post them live on social media, mentioning your company and linking to your website.

What kinds of activities do people set up?

The best activities are those that creatively represent your business or organization, but that get event participants involved. For example, a gym hosting workouts or fitness challenges. A dance group giving short lessons. A clothing store doing a fashion show. We’ve even had a self-storage facility create a cardboard box maze for kids! Sometimes activity partners are just individuals who want to share their passion for an activity such as slacklining or hula hooping.

I am representing a non-profit organization, am I allowed to table at the event?

There are lots of great organizations doing good work in Atlanta, and we invite them to come to Atlanta Streets Alive to share what they do. However, we discourage organizations from simply giving out print materials during the event. Please consider setting up a fun activity. This will bring more people to your table, and help keep Atlanta Streets Alive an active, environmentally friendly event.

My business is on the route, what should I do?

As a business owner, you are encouraged to remain open as usual. Many business at past events reported increased sales due to more foot traffic. As a business owner along the route, you can keep doing what you have been, though you are encouraged to set up an activity in front of your store to bring in event participants! Please contact us with any concerns you may have about the event.

Is there a vendor application for the event?

The emphasis of Atlanta Streets Alive is activity, thus we discourage activity partners from selling goods or services along the route. It is the lack of street vending that sets Atlanta Streets Alive apart as an event. If you are a vendor, you may take this opportunity to set up a fun activity and make contacts. But please do not vend. Please note: businesses that are located on the route are allowed to sell as usual.

Will you provide power / a place to plug-in for activity partners?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide power to activity partners. If your activity requires electricity we encourage you to reach out to businesses along the route ahead of time to see if you will be able to use their power. If your activity needs to be set up near a specific business because you already have the business owners permission to use their power, please note it in the application.

Where do I set up my activity?

Please review the route before registering and note any location preferences in your application. We’ll do what we can to accommodate your request. You will not be able to set up on private property (e.g. parking lots) without permission from the owner. As the event gets closer, we’ll be posting and sending out a map with assigned locations.Please note that businesses that are located along the route get preference in front of their business.

How does set up work?

Instructions on set-up will be sent out at least a week before the event. These instructions include specific times and procedures to set-up and break-down. You will be able to use a vehicle to set up after the roads are closed, however, you will need to have a pass, which will be sent-out with activity partner instructions. In planning for set up, keep in mind that you will need to move the vehicle off of the route before the event starts.

If you have any questions, please email keisa@atlantabike.org