Release Date: July 30,2017

First Night Akron 2018 now accepting applications for performers

Deadline to apply for 22nd annual New Year’s Eve event is Aug. 4

Downtown Akron Partnership is seeking regional artists to participate in First Night Akron 2018 on Dec. 31, 2017. Artist proposals may include, but are not limited to, music, dance, theater, puppetry, film, visual art/ installation art, interactive/participatory activities, strolling entertainers and make and take projects.

Performers appropriate for all age audiences are encouraged to apply.

An independent selection panel will rate the proposals for artistic merit, appropriateness, originality, and availability of venues and funds. Applications will be reviewed in August and September. Notification will begin September 18 and continue until all slots are filled, or October 20, whichever comes first.  All artists and performers will be paid.

Interested artists and performers can apply online through Submittable (a free account must be created to apply online) or call 330-374-7690 or email kfetter@downtownakron.com to request a paper application.  Proposals are submitted online or mailed to First Night Akron, Greystone Hall, 103 S. High St., 4th floor, Akron, OH 44308. The deadline for proposals is Aug. 4.