Apply for Arts Fest Competitions, Exhibits & Performances

The following links will either redirect you to SlideRoom.com (an online application platform) or download/open a PDF document. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to open PDF files. This program can be downloaded for free from Adobe’s website. If you are having trouble downloading/accessing an application or if you would like to be added to an application e-mail list, contact us at (843)740-5854 or [email protected].

FREE one-on-one assistance to complete applications is available! Contact the Cultural Arts Dept. at 843-740-5854 to set up an appointment. We’re happy to help!

2022 Applications & Forms

Performer/Presenter

  • Music, Dance, Theatre, Media Art, Visual Art, Literary Art
  • *NOTE: Agents applying on behalf of 2 or more acts should complete and submit a special form. DO NOT apply via the link above. Contact us at 843-740-5854 or [email protected] for assistance.
  • NOW OPEN – Submission deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Poster Design Competition

  • South Carolina artists only
  • NOW OPEN – Submission deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2022

2023 African American Fiber Art Exhibition – Sister Girl Friends (and Brothers, too)

  • NOW OPEN – Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2023

2023/24 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

  • OPENS Dec 1, 2022 – Submission Deadline Saturday, February 25, 2023

2023 SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Competition & Exhibition

  • South Carolina artists only
  • OPENS Dec 15, 2022 – Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Arty Block Party Vendor (artists/crafters, arts-related businesses & organizations)

  • OPENS Feb 1, 2023 – Submission deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Tri-County Youth Art Competition & Exhibition Prospectus & Forms

  • Prospectus Available Jan 16, 2023
  • Drop off entries on Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28, 2023 (10:00am-6:00pm) at Park Circle Gallery -OR- Monday, May 1, 2023 (Noon-7pm) at Charleston Area Convention Center

Tri-County High School Sculpture Competition & Exhibition Prospectus & Forms

  • Prospectus Available Jan 16, 2023
  • Drop off entries on Monday, May 1, 2023 (Noon-7pm) or Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (Noon-7pm)

Judged Fine Art Competition & Exhibition Prospectus

  • *Terms/regulations/entry instructions provided. No pre-registration or application required!
  • Prospectus Available Mar 1, 2023
  • Drop off entries on Monday, May 1, 2023 (Noon-7pm) or Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (Noon-7pm)

Judged Photography Competition & Exhibition Prospectus

  • *Terms/regulations/entry instructions provided. No pre-registration or application required!
  • Prospectus Available Mar 1, 2023
  • Drop off entries on Monday, May 1, 2023 (Noon-7pm) or Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (Noon-7pm)

Volunteer Sign-Up Form

  • OPENS – Mar 1, 2023 – Submission deadline: Monday, April 24, 2023