Art on the Red Emerging Artist Application

Every year, this program sponsors artists who have little or no experience exhibiting their work in a professional venue. This opportunity provides valuable experience in showing with professional artists, receiving feedback from the public (attendance of 35,000+), and underlines the importance of business skills. All Emerging Artist applications are submitted to a jury. There is no fee to the artist.

    You Must:

    - Be a North Dakota or Minnesota resident and artist. - Agree to present a sufficient body of work for sale during both days of the event. - Agree to be present in your booth during all Art on the Red hours (Saturday, 10-6pm & Sunday, 10-4pm).

    Selected Artists Receive:

    - Booth Space: A 12 ft x 12 ft standard tent in a desirable location (or a larger, permanent tent in Town Square) with two (2) tables and two (2) chairs. - $100 expense allowance to purchase display material/equipment. Emerging Artist must submit receipts for reimbursement. In lieu of a security deposit, the expense allowance is held if PAC, city, or county property is damaged. - A mentor to answer questions and provide information prior to the show. - Example materials of effective booth set-ups from the Public Arts Commission - Emerging Artists keep all revenue from sale of their work. Artists must apply for a North Dakota tax ID number if they do not already have one (visit www.ND.Gov/Tax or call (701) 328-1241).

    To Apply:

    - Complete and Submit this application (keep a copy for your files). - Attach and submit an artist statement detailing your artistic history, art medium, process, and materials. - Include four (4) images of your artwork. Please do not include you or your name in any of the image submissions.


    February 24 - - Application Deadline. March 27 - - - Notification of jurors' decisions mailed. June 9 - - - - Exhibitor registration, Noon - 7 PM June 10 - - - - Art on the Red hours 10 AM - 6 PM June 11 - - - - Art on the Red hours 10 AM - 4 PM