Flatstock 45 Chicago Registration is OPEN

Presented by the American Poster Institute in conjunction with Pitchfork Media will be held at Pitchfork Music Festival, July 18 thru the 20th.

Flatstock 45 will be taking place at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, July 18-20, 2014. This is an outdoor event. We will be located in tents along the eastern end of Washington Ave., in Union Park, as before.

The registration fee for a 10x10' tent space is $425. The booth fee includes tent, table, chairs, and cardboard panels to display your work.

We are limited to only 43 10x10' spaces. Shared 10x10' spaces are available and encouraged. If splitting a space, please indicate with whom, when you register. If you don't have a partner in mind, we can help pair you up.

PLEASE only register for Flatstock if you definitely plan on coming, and will be present in your tent for the full three days.

Registrations in excess of of our 43 spaces will go on a wait list, in the order they are received. If you don't get in at first, please don't stomp off in a huff, get yourself on that list. Multiple artists come in off the wait list, every year.


Any questions related to Flatstock 45 in Chicago send along to drugfactorypress@gmail.com and any other API questions can go to info@americanposterinstitute.com

See you goons in Chicago!

-Andy Vastagh


Flatstock Europe 11 / FS44 Registration is a go!

Hey guys, thanks for the patience, the wait is finally over...here's the scoop:

Presented by the American Poster Institute in conjunction with Primavera Sound S.L., Flatstock Europe 11 / FS44 will be held at Primavera Sound, May 28 from 6pm-12am, then 29-31, 2014 from 5 pm to 5 am. This year we will be having an optional day on Wednesday for those in town and want to set up and show early for the attendees of the free, smaller scale shows happening at the Parc del Fòrum that evening.

Flatstock Europe 11 will be on the Parc del Fòrum grounds in Barcelona, Spain. Registration is open to all current API accredited professionals.

There will be 30 total single booths at a cost of Euro 230 or $320 US. With your paid booth fee you will receive two (2) passes good for the duration of the festival.


Any questions related to Flatstock Europe send along to gmcgarvey@americanposterinstitute.com and any other API questions can go to info@americanposterinstitute.com

Thanks again for your patience. See you in Spain!

-Andy Vastagh


API Site/Flatstock 43 Austin Update

Hi Folks,

As you may or may not know the API site was completely taken down by hackers to the point it couldn't be revived. We've been working on a new site and it is functional now but only for resetting your account and Flatstock registration. There will be additional features added in the future. For now please read below for important updates to the site and Flatstock.

Active Members

Your account will be activated for one year forward from November 26th, 2013 to November 26th, 2014.  You will need to click here to reset your password using your username or user email from the old API site. You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password. Once you have reset your password you will be able to access Flatstock registration when it is live.

Expired & New Members:

You will need to click here to join API. Once you submit your member fee through PayPal you will be signed up for automatic annual renewal through your PayPal account. If you do not wish to have automatic renewal you must disable that feature in your PayPal account settings.

Flatstock 43 Registration

Flatstock 43, hosted by API and South  By South West, will take place in Austin, Texas Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15. Registration will open December 6th at noon CST. You will receive your contract and further instruction from South by South West. Starting December 9th, please allow 3 business days for your registration to be processed. If you have used SXSW housing for lodging in the past you should have space allocated provided you send your contract and payment promptly. If you haven’t and intend to please let us know by sending a note to flatstock@sxsw.com