Thursday, October 11, 2012

Call for artists - The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES!  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will begin accepting crafts applications for its 2013 event on Friday, October 12 at 12:00AM (midnight).  

The Festival will once again showcase three unique craft areas: 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 both Louisiana and the nation’s most talented contemporary artists.  It features original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind designs and limited-edition works, accepting applicants from all crafts media and disciplines.  Louisiana Marketplace:  introduces Festival-goers to a variety of handcrafted works by only Louisiana artisans and craftspeople.  The Marketplace showcases works that express various aspects of the state’s unique cultural heritage.  

Apply at click on the “Apply to Crafts” link or go directly to  The application fee is $30.00, the deadline is Wednesday, November 28, 2012.  For more information contact: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Crafts Department 336 Camp Street,  Suite 250, New Orleans, LA 70130.  Phone (504) 410-4100, fax (504) 558-6121 .  

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