dscf4785.JPGArtist Applications- Open September 11, 2023 

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For a chance to be part of the Charlotte SHOUT! 2024 experience. Here's how you can get involved:

  1. Poster Competition 🎨 Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023 Create a captivating Charlotte SHOUT! poster for a chance to become the face of SHOUT! 2023. We're seeking designs that are creative, vibrant, and inspiring. The winning poster will grace the cover of the 2024 SHOUT! program, be featured on 150 posters, and earn the artist $1,000. Submit your masterpiece in person at 200 S Tryon St, Suite 1600, between 9 am and 5 pm.

  2. Easter Eggs on Parade 🥚 Submission Deadline: November 3, 2023 Design a larger-than-life egg sculpture to be displayed throughout the 2024 SHOUT! festival. Let your creativity shine in 3D or 2D. Selected artists will receive $2,000 to bring their egg-ceptional idea to life. Apply at this link.

  3. Interactive Art 🎨 Submission Deadline: November 3, 2023 Submit your innovative design for an interactive art installation at SHOUT! 2024. Your creation should offer a unique experience, incorporate new technology, and align with sustainability and accessibility principles. Selected artists will receive $7,000-$15,000 to realize their visionary proposal. Apply at this link.

  4. Music Showcase 🎶 Submission Deadline: November 3, 2023 Are you a solo artist or part of a band with original music? Apply to perform a 40-minute set at SHOUT! 2024. Charlotte SHOUT! will select 25 artists or bands for showcase slots and provide a payout of $150 per person (up to $1,500). Apply at this link.

  5. Open Access 🌟 Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023 Calling all storytellers and performers! Bring your programming to Charlotte SHOUT! 2024. Open Access welcomes all creatives, including theatre, comedy, dance, culinary professionals, and more. Please note that the festival does not produce or select participants and does not cover any costs for Open Access. Apply at this link.

  6. Sidewalk Shows 🎭 Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023 Showcase your talents on the sidewalks of Charlotte SHOUT! 2024. We're looking for street performers to create memorable moments throughout the festival. This includes circle shows, buskers, musician zones, and more, and it's free for all to enjoy. Apply at this link.

For more information on each application category, please view the full application that can be found at the top of this page. Join us in making SHOUT! 2024 an unforgettable experience for Charlotte and beyond!



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We are looking for volunteers to be a SHOUT! ambassador at the 2024 festival. Sign up to be part of the behind the scenes, work in the SHOUT! Lounge, and other volunteer roles. 

We couldn't do this without our volunteers! We rely on help from you in order to bring this festival to life. Please sign up using the button above to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities - both prior to and during the event.