Deadline February 1: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is officially accepting applications for participants in the 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. The Festival seeks visual and performing artists of all disciplines. The open application period ends on February 1, 2015 and the staff of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival are eagerly looking forward to reviewing all artists’ submissions!
This year, the Artist Market, Juried Art Exhibition, and Festival Special Projects will draw from a unique Festival theme of UNSEEN/UNHEARD. This theme speaks to the idea of the exploration and vocalization of narratives that are not heard, or are marginalized. Topics related to the theme may include and are not limited to historical and colonial narratives never heard before, social justice issues, homelessness, or mental illness. The theme is also inherently geared towards emerging artists and the artistic possibilities involved in UNSEEN/UNHEARD are endless.
The Festival seeks a diverse group of visual and performing artists. Artists who have never participated in TRAF, who want to try out a new medium—or who are relatively new to their artistic process—are encouraged to apply. Performing artists are encouraged to debut a new song or a new spin on an old cover. For artists interested in the participating in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2015, please submit your application at TrustArts.org/TRAFapply.
Artist Information Session
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 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, being held June 5-14, 2015. The information session will be held on Saturday, January 10th from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.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 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival must apply before February 1, 2015.
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
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
To learn more about all of the submission categories, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit TrustArts.org/TRAFapply or call (412) 456-6666.
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a 10-day celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. This world-class, multi-disciplinary festival is free to attend and open to the public. Attracting over 400,000 visitors annually, the Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District. Now in its 56th year, the Festival’s loyal visitors have enjoyed an extensive array of music, performance, visual arts, crafts/art-making activities and a renowned Artist’s Market featuring over 300 artists from around the country. Artists are selected through a rigorous jury process–emphasizing quality, craftsmanship and presentation–in a wide variety of media, from jewelry to painting, woodworking to photography. The programming line-up for the 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be announced in the spring of 2015.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.