CALL FOR ARTISTS: Harlem Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications for 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Posted by: Linda Hudson
CALL FOR ARTISTS: The
Harlem Arts Festival is now accepting applications for 2014.
Artists of all disciplines who are from, living in, or creating work relevant
to the Harlem community are encouraged to apply. You do not have to be a Harlem
resident, but your work must connect to Harlem in some way.
We are looking for musical, dance, theater, performance, spoken word, poetry,
literary, visual, textile, artisinal, and mixed-media artists. We are
particularly interested in presenting artists that have a strong connection to
the neighborhood, and are looking to expand their audience through community
engaged practice and public performance.
The Harlem Arts Festival is an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival taking place
in Marcus Garvey Park on June 28-29th. More information and the full
application process can be found online atwww.harlemartsfestival.com/apply-now
Last year, more than 4,000 people attended the Harlem Arts Festival. In the
past two years, the festival has showcased over 75 visual and performing
artists for the Harlem community at the festival, the HAF sessions, and ongoing
events throughout the year.
Artist applications are vetted by an Artistic Selection Committee made up of
artistic and cultural leaders from the Harlem community who maintain a standard
of artistic excellence. Applications are reviewed and applicants are notified
by March if they will be included in the festival in June.
Your project does not need to be 100% complete at the time of your application,
though we do ask that you provide as much information as possible about your
aesthetic, style, and concept for the piece you will present at the festival.
All performing artists receive a stipend that is determined by the size of the
group, length of performance, and availability of funding. All artists are
welcome to sell their merchandise at the festival, HAF retains 15% of proceeds.
There is a $25 application fee that is required for ALL applicants. Artists who
submit an application only will not be considered.
Representatives of the Harlem Arts Festival will be holding workshops for
artists interested in applying to the festival that will include a short
presentation about the festival and the application process, answer questions,
and bring computers to assist individuals with filling out their applications
in person. It is not necessary to attend one of these workshops, though it is
For all inquires, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(347) 619-3823 - work
(508) 801-4262 - cell
Follow us @harlemartsfest on Twitter
2014 Artist Application is open!
Deadline: January 15, 2014