Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dreamweaver Marketing News, Open Call for Artist,Musicians, Performers, 2016 Three Rivers Arts Festival

Media Contact:Shaunda Miles, Director of Public Relations, 412-471-1578/
Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/


Pittsburgh, PA— The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is officially accepting applications for participants in the 57th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival (TRAF). Voted one of the best art festivals of 2015 by USA TODAY and, the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival seeks a diverse group of visual and performing artists of all disciplines.

This year’s call for visual and performing artists welcomes submissions from those who have never participated in TRAF, who want to try out a new medium—or who are relatively new to their artistic process. Performing artists are encouraged to debut a new song or a new spin on an old cover. Applications will be accepted from October 2, 2015 through January 31, 2016. Application status notifications will be sent to all applicants in late March of 2016.
Boasting notable 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

For artists interested in the participating in the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2016, please submit your application here.  

To learn more about all of the submission categories, eligibility requirements and to apply, visit 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 57th 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 57th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be announced in the spring of 2016.

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.
Follow us on Twitter @CulturalTrust, and like us on Facebook.

No comments: