2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, Calls for Visual Artwork – Deadline Feb. 13, 2015


Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC, has been the official outreach companion of Spoleto Festival USA. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases annually more than 500 arts events in all disciplines of the literary, visual and performing arts. As a feature of its promotional efforts, Piccolo Spoleto has historically highlighted the work of local visual artists, selecting signature images for use in marketing pieces, and this call for submissions specifically seeks out artists and artwork with design qualities and personal style evocative of the festival’s overall mission. The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs is now accepting artwork submissions for consideration for the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The “2015 Piccolo Spoleto Juried Art Exhibition” Call for Entries and the “2015 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition”.

Call for Entries will be posted separately. All artists living in the state of South Carolina are invited to submit. Proposed artwork must have been completed within the last two years and may not have been previously exhibited in the Charleston region. Limit your submission to one (1) digital image of an original artwork (should not exceed 36″ x 36″) for the festival’s consideration. Include no more than four (4) other digital images as samples of your work. Two-dimensional artwork only and all media are eligible. Do not include “Piccolo Spoleto Festival” on the image. Only submissions that meet the stated guidelines will be considered. Selected artist will be considered for items including festival posters, merchandise and print and electronic marketing materials. The City of Charleston and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival will license legal rights to artwork selected, but the artist will retain copyright and ownership of the artwork.

Submissions: Submitted artwork must comply fully with the following requirements for originality and date of completion:  (1) The artwork is my original creation completed within the last two years and is not, in whole or in part, a copy of any person’s work or photograph and (2) the artwork was created solely by me and not in a workshop, class, or under supervision of an instructor.

Deadline: February 13, 2015
Application Fee (USD): $5.00
Application Link: (https://cgwp.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/24752).

For More Information: Please contact Francina Smalls-Joyner, Visual Arts Coordinator at 843/724-7305; or e-mail to (JoynerF@charleston-sc.gov); or City of Charleston, Office of Cultural Affairs, 180 Meeting Street, Suite 200, Charleston, SC 29401; or visit (www.PiccoloSpoleto.com).


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