Call for Entry Friday!!!

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles


Event Dates: October 15th & 16th, 2011 Lafayette, LA

FAeC was conceived in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. The Louisiana Crafts Guild Hosts the Louisiana Crafts Guild Fair. The Crafts Fair will be held in Girard Park near Girard Park ball park and admission is free, making the entire festival a free event. The Louisiana Craft Fair will feature over one hundred crafts booths open to ALL visual artists (2-D and 3-D) who meet the jury requirements for the event. Crafts available will include wood furniture , jewelry, gourds, pottery, kaleidoscopes, stained glass, soaps, musical instruments, photography, pen and ink drawings and silk.

For more information, and an application, please visit

Raw Space for Artists

A large building at 2801 N. Robertson St. is being developed for studio space by New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos. Located near the Green Project, St. Claude, and Press Street, in the old Schneider Paper building, the studios will be built to suit your needs, and are open to all types of artists. Prices start at $3 per sq. ft., or about $250 for 1000sq. ft. of raw space.

Tours of the building will be held on Wednesday mornings from 11-4, or by appointment. For more information please contact

Calling All Louisiana Musicians: Join the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange

Are you a Louisiana musician who records original music? Are you looking for ways to get your music used in film and TV productions? Do you want more festival gigs? Then join the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange – a free service of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Now more than ever, movies and TV shows are filming on location in Louisiana, thanks in large part to the state’s tax incentives to lure them here. They get tax credits based on how much they spend in the state. The more they spend, the more money they get back. So why don’t they spend more of their money licensing music by our local artists for their scores and soundtracks? Because they don’t know where to look.

The Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange – a free service of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation – is one way to help solve that problem. It’s a searchable, online database of Louisiana music in every conceivable genre. We built it with the needs of music supervisors – the people who choose the music for films, TV shows, commercials and videogames – in mind. They can easily search for music by genre, or by mood, tempo, key signature – whatever it takes to help them find just the right sound to go along with, say, a car chase or a love scene. They can easily sample lots of music, and even save playlists for future reference. Once they zero in on a track they like, they can contact the artist (or the artist’s label or publisher) with one click using the site’s internal messaging system. Likewise, festival talent buyers – the people who book bands to perform at events around the world – can look for bands by style, or even by tour date. A buyer in, say, Australia, can easily search to see if any Louisiana artists are touring in their part of the world, and possibly offer them gigs. If you’re a Louisiana musician and you’re not already on the Talent Exchange, please join today. It’s quick and easy – about the same as setting up a Facebook or MySpace page. And it’s free. If you get a gig or a song placed in a movie, we don’t take a cut. There’s just one catch: Because of copyright restrictions, we only accept original music. No cover songs, please. If you are a music supervisor or a talent buyer for festival or concert engagements, please take a moment to create a free user account on the Talent Exchange. Don’t worry – we don’t publish your contact information, and there’s no way for artists to contact you from the site. So you won’t be bombarded with unsolicited talent submissions. Questions? Contact the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange administrators by emailing:

 "AI&G 20th Anniversary National Juried Exhibition" call for entries
 The Art Institute & Gallery in Salisbury, Maryland announces a call to artists for a juried art exhibition, September 11 - October 21, 2011. Best in Show $1,000 + 2012 Foyer Gallery Solo Exhibit; 2 Awards of Excellence $500 each; 3 Honorable Mentions. Juror: Margaret Winslow, Asst. Curator of Contemporary Art at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. Open to artists within the United States working in both 2D and 3D in all genre's of art. Prospectus outlines exact requirements. $35 entry fee. Deadline: June 3, 2011, 3:00 PM. Questions? Please contact Emmy Challenger or Brigitte Bowden - Co-Chairs at or call 410-546-4748.