Opportunities for Artists
Hello artists. Although the physical Festival that so many of us have come to cherish each summer will be absent this June in our city’s public gathering spaces, the future will hold many opportunities for artists, creators, performers, musicians, and more to be part of the nation's premier free arts festival. Sign up below to be the first to know when the 2021 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival open call goes live.
Open Call Opportunities
The Artist Market features 350+ independent artists in an open-air setting, selling handmade art from 12 - 8 pm daily.
Juried Visual Art Exhibition
The Juried Visual Art Exhibition showcases exceptional new art by regional artists and is one of the pillars for the Festival’s high-quality visual arts offerings.
To further performance opportunities for local and regional artists, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust extends an invitation to musicians, dancers, actors, literary and performance artists to submit original work and proposals for stages and spaces throughout the Festival. An emphasis in the selection process will be placed on artists and performers who have never performed before at the festival. Additionally, brand new work and Pittsburgh premieres will be taken into consideration.
Special Projects and Collaborations
To further collaborative and experimental performance opportunities for local and regional artists, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites musicians, dancers, actors, literary and performance artists to submit proposals for work beyond the traditional stages of the Festival. In particular, work that is immersive in nature and that directly engages audiences in a participatory way is highly encouraged.
Anthropology of Motherhood
Anthropology of Motherhood (AOM) is a participatory exhibition seeking works of art and design that engage in the complex visual, material, emotional, corporeal and lived experiences of motherhood, caregiving, parenting, nurturing and maternal labor that will be on view during the Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 5-14, 2020. AOM is a functional, hybrid exhibition that is innovatively designed as both an art space, an interactive amenity, and a place of respite for families with young children. This exhibition welcomes all media and innovative uses of materials.
Emerging Artist Scholarship Program
Established in 2002, the Emerging Artist Scholarship Program of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival provides individuals with little to no experience exhibiting in festivals the opportunity to take an important first step towards a future in fine art and craft shows. The program supports the growth and longevity of fine arts and fine crafts in the Pittsburgh region with a special devotion to introducing new art forms to the Festival and new audiences to emerging artists.