55th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Offers Final Call for Visual Artists, 2/4

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, producer of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, will partner with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council to host an informal discussion - open to any and all visual and performing artists - regarding opportunities to participate in the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, being held June 6-15, 2014. The information session will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in the Big Room of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, located at 810 Penn Avenue, on the 7th Floor. To register for the information session, click here.

Visual and performing artists of all disciplines seeking to participate in the 55th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival must apply before February 4, 2014.

Boasting a clear updated vision and growth in local, regional, national, and international artist participation, as well as public attendance and support, the time-honored Festival is welcoming an array of artists' applications for participation like never before in its history, artists will have the opportunity to ask questions, and explore the following opportunities:

Artist Market - consistently ranking among the nation's Top 100 shows, and climbing (Sunshine Artist Magazine, 2013)

Juried Visual Art Exhibition - showcasing the region's vibrant arts community, juried by an esteemed panel. Jurors for the 2014 Juried Visual Arts Exhibition include:

Nicholas Chambers, The Milton Fine Curator of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Rachel Delphia, The Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, Carnegie Museum of Art, John Carson, Regina Gouger Miller Department Head, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.

Emerging Artist Scholarship Program - helping regional artists produce their first booth in an outdoor show with guidance and financial assistance

Performing Arts - including music, dance, theater, literary, and other performance attractions

Special Project / Collaboration - creative original concepts, multidisciplinary work, and multi-artist collaborations

The open submissions period has been extended through February 4, 2014.

To learn more about all of the submission categories, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit TrustArts.org/TRAFapply or call (412) 456-6666.




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