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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Harlem Arts Festival Now Accepting Applications for 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Hudson
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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

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 encouraged.

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HAF 2014 Artist Application is open!

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

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