Early birds, make some coffee. Tonight at midnight, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell will start taking applications from those who wish to show in its craft areas during the 2011 festival. To apply:
Congo Square African Marketplace: features unique, handcrafted artwork that reflects cultural influences seen throughout the African Diaspora. Presentations by artists and vendors resonate with the rich African-Caribbean cultural legacy in Congo Square.
Contemporary Crafts: presents work by some of the most talented contemporary artists in Louisiana and the Nation. It features original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind designs and accepts applicants from all crafts media and disciplines.
Louisiana Marketplace: introduces Festival-goers to a variety of works by only Louisiana artisans and craftspeople. The Marketplace showcases works that express various aspects of the state’s unique cultural heritage.
Artists may apply for consideration to multiple areas, but are only allowed to exhibit in one. Only Congo Square allows the selling of handcrafted imports.
It costs $30 to apply, and applications are due December 3. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write:
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Crafts Department
336 Camp Street Suite 250, New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 410-4100, fax (504) 558-6121
There will be a live webinar November 4 at noon Central titled, “How to Apply to Jazz Fest Crafts.” RSVP to the Arts Council of New Orleans by calling (504) 523-1465 to stream it.
[UPDATE 10/15/10, 4:15 p.m.] Artists may apply to multiple areas, but only can exhibit in one. We originally stated that you could also only apply to one area. We apologize for the error.