Emerging Artist Program
The Downtown Festival & Arts Show’s Emerging Artist Program aims to create a pipeline for new talent to access and participate in the juried art show portion of the Downtown Festival & Art Show, Gainesville’s largest street festival and north central Florida’s largest celebration of fine art. Artists who have never shown their work at the Downtown Festival & Art Show before may apply to participate. Selection for this program prioritizes diversity and fresh perspectives, creating intentional space to welcome and celebrate BIPOC artists, immigrant artists, and other underrepresented voices.
Selected 2022 Emerging Artists will receive:
To apply, each Emerging Artist must submit three images of their artwork and one image of a grouping of their art through Monochronicle.
2022 Deadline: September 30, 2022
The Emerging Artist Program would not be possible without the generous support of our community sponsors: Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA) & Gallery, Sequential Artist Workshop (SAW), a private donor, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.