Purple Hills calls for arts, heritage project submissions

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Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society is seeking Artistic Submissions for public arts and heritage experiences at the Creemore Festival of the Arts on Sept. 29-30.

The Society invites proposals for arts exhibitions, installations, performances, displays and more, which will be centred around Creemore’s attractive community halls and handsomely preserved main street.

The purpose of this Public Art Opportunity is to inspire and support two to three marquee presentations to elevate the festival experience. Collectives, partnerships and individuals are encouraged to apply and may be made up of artists, curators, performers or others. Applicants may be from anywhere and work in any discipline.

“This year, we really want to open up the opportunity to headline the Creemore Festival of the Arts,” said festival chair, Sara Hershoff. “We hope this call for entries process will help us gather new possibilities and inspire exciting voices who want to explore and present their creative ideas.”

The deadline for submissions is April 15. There is no entry fee. It is the goal of the Festival to distribute up to $10,000 to support two or three presentations. The funds are to be used for creation, production and display of works. Successful applicants will be provided with a community venue and volunteer support to bring their ideas to life during the highly-promoted autumn weekend festival.

The Creemore Festival of the Arts, which operates in partnership with Clearview Township’s Small Halls Festival, is an annual, weekend-long community celebration that engages and attracts artists, locals and visitors to enjoy and support Creemore as a destination for creative inspiration and success.

Marquee shows are the cornerstone of the festival, which is organized by volunteers and also features artists and artisans showing their work in more than 20 central locations. The event is free to the public and volunteer guides are available both days at the main venues. The event attracts between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors each year.

Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society is a volunteer-run charity dedicated to fostering community by cultivating and celebrating a broad range of arts and heritage activities in Creemore and area.

File photo: Creemore artist Liz Eakins received funds from Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society to mount the Weight of Paper exhibit at the 2016 Creemore Festival of the Arts.



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