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For Immediate Release Kelli Welch, (504) 410-4100
JAZZ FEST’S CRAFTS APPLICATION “CALL FOR ENTRY”
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CALL FOR ENTRIES! The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell will begin accepting crafts applications for its 2011 event on Friday, October 15 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 some of the most talented contemporary artists in Louisiana and the Nation. It features original, handcrafted, one-of-a-kind designs and accepts applicants from all crafts media and disciplines.
Louisiana Marketplace: introduces Festival-goers to a variety of works by only Louisiana artisans and craftspeople. The Marketplace showcases works that express various aspects of the state’s unique cultural heritage.
How to Apply:At www.nojazzfest.com click on the “Apply to Crafts” link or go directly to www.zapplication.org
Application Deadline:Friday, December 3, 2010
Festival Dates:April 29 – May 8, 2011
For more information:New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Crafts Department 336 Camp Street Suite 250, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 410-4100, fax (504) 558-6121
Please specify the craft department(s) needed: Congo Square, Contemporary, or Louisiana Marketplace
Artists may submit an application to more than one craft area, but may exhibit in ONLY ONE craft area of the Festival. ONLY Congo Square allows vending of handcrafted imports.
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