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Call for Artists - Hands on the Arts

Artists, come share your talents with the next generation. The Hands on the Arts festival offers children the chance to try different art forms from different cultures. The City is looking for artists to propose projects for the 35th annual festival, coming up on May 16, 2020.

If your project is selected, you'll work with the festival's young guests and show them how to create your project.

How to Apply

Hands on the Arts Artist Application

Submit an application for your proposed project. Provide a detailed description of your project, including:

  • A list of supplies
  • Booth set-up requirements
  • References

You'll find additional requirements and submission information listed on the application.

Applications due Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 by 5 p.m.

If Your Project Is Selected

Artists are selected by jury and will be notified by Jan. 10, 2020 

Artists who are selected are offered a stipend of $300 or you can choose to work as a volunteer.

For More Information

Call Hands on the Arts Festival Artist Coordinator Kristin Dance at 408-730-7758 or email the Hands on the Arts team.

August 1, 2019

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