Poetry and Author Applications Now Available for 2016 Columbus Arts Festival
For immediate releaseNovember 11, 2015
Contact: Jami Goldstein
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The nationally acclaimed Columbus Arts Festival is now accepting poet and author applications. The 55th annual Festival will take place June 10, 11 and 12, 2016 along the Columbus downtown riverfront. Approximately 450,000 vistors attend the Festival each year.
Columbus has some of the most talented spoken word and literary artists in the country and the Columbus Arts Festival features the best of the best each year. Poets and authors chosen through an audition process will have an exciting opportunity to share their work at scheduled times on Friday through Sunday of the festival on the Word is Art stage—a location dedicated to spoken word performance and author readings.
For poet application and specifics regarding participation, go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/application/poets/signup. Each applicant is required to submit two (2) poems with the application. A panel of judges will review the written work, from which they will select poets to audition.
Poetry application deadline is February 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Applicants will be notified in February if they are chosen to audition. Poet auditions will be held in February.
Authors of published or non-published fiction or nonfiction are also eligible to read their work at the Festival’s Word is Art stage.
For author application and specifics regarding participation, go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/application/authors/signup . To be considered, authors must submit a 300-word selection of work (a stand-alone piece or an excerpt). A panel of judges will review the written work, from which they will select authors to audition.
Author application deadline is February 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Applicants will be notified by the end of February if they are chosen to audition. Auditions for authors will be held in March.
For questions about applications, contact Festival coordinators, Inal Elbeyli at email@example.com or Kez Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.columbusartsfestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Festival website is optimized for mobile and Smartphone viewing.
The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival is sponsored by American Electric Power, Blue Moon Brewery Co., Chobani, CoverMyMeds, COTA, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Huntington Bank, LBrands Foundation, Kroger, The Ohio State University, Owners.com, Pepsi, Safelite, The Sheraton Columbus, SWACO and Toyota. Media sponsors include WOSU Public Media, ABC6, Dispatch Media Group, Lamar Outdoor, Ohio Magazine, Orange Barrel, CD102.5, Mix 107.9 and WCBE 90.5.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
For a selection of high-res images, visit the Festival’s Press Room Images page.