June 11-13, 2021

at the riverfront

2021 Columbus Arts Festival Theater Group Application

The Columbus Arts Festival is recognized as one of the top visual arts festivals in the country, consisting of hundreds of juried artists from all across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Quality food and beverages, hands-on arts activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork, and two major performance stages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event. Approximately 450,000 people attend the Festival each year. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 28 at 5:00 PM.

The Festival Theater Committee will review all submitted materials. Applicants will be notified in March if selected to perform.

-Stage size: 32′ x 24′
-12 wireless body mics and 4 wireless handheld mics
-4 open channels for musicians
-1 additional channel for recorded music
-Stage accessible by one staircase on each side of stage
-Marley Floor

Festival Director – Sean Kessler
Festival Coordinator – Jenica Richards

Applications must be received by Friday, February 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

* indicates required field

If selected, necessary materials will be mailed to this address.

Registration confirmation will be sent to this address.

Promotional Photo

Please upload a promotional photo as a jpg file. If selected to perform, the image you submit with your application will be used for promotional purposes. Files must be less than 1 megabyte and less than 2000 pixels in both height and width.


To update scheduling conflicts, please let us know if any members of this group are associated with other theatre groups also applying to the 2021 Columbus Arts Festival.


Please indicate below the times you are available to perform. Sets are generally 30-60 minutes with 15 minute transitioning between set. Please give us as many options as possible to maximize your chances of being selected.

(control + click to add more than one time per day)

Friday, June 11, 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Production Details

Description of Performance or Group
* We understand that the Columbus Arts Festival is an outdoor event which is open to the public. Any material or dialog that might be considered objectionable to parents of children will be edited from our performance piece.

Musical Performance
Non-Musical Performance
* Type of Production
Diversity makes us all stronger
GCAC is committed to working with artists and groups that are representative of our diverse community. If you are comfortable, please share a little bit about how you or your group self-identifies (race, ethnicity, gender, part of the LGBTQ+ community, part of the disability community, etc).

Contract Agreement

For any reproductions, excerpts, or music used in productions.

Our company has secured the right to perform copyrighted material at the Columbus Arts Festival and will provide the written consent from the copyright owner upon request of the Columbus Arts Festival. Copyrighted music used in an original production is only permitted if the music is not performed in its original context. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Columbus Arts Festival, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against any claims, liabilities, damage, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including attorney’s fees) resulting from breach of the above copyright waiver.

* I agree to the terms above.