Call for Artists: Nuit Blanche project proposals sought by Downtown Business Association
(Red Deer, AB) – The Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) is seeking project proposals from local artists for Nuit Blanche, a night-time arts festival scheduled for September 17, 2016.
Nuit Blanche is an annual night-time arts and culture festival that celebrates the rapidly growing and diverse arts community in Central Alberta. This family-friendly event features live art and music, an artisan vendors village, food trucks, craft beer gardens, kids zone, and an opportunity for visitors to experience and/or participate in live art installations.
Artists interested in creating installations for the event are asked to submit a proposal that describes the details of their project idea. Application forms are available at www.downtownreddeer.com/about/nuit-blanche and are due May 20, 2016.
“We’re looking for people or groups to submit ideas for engaging installations suitable for an outdoor, night-time environment,” said Tyler Bowman, Event Manager for the Downtown Business Association. “Projects can include interactive components, and can be made of a variety of materials of the artists’ choice, though participants are reminded the event is temporary and time for setup and takedown is limited.”
The first Nuit Blanche event was held in Paris in 2002. There are now over 120 cities participating throughout the world, including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary and Saskatoon. 2016 will mark Red Deer’s fourth Nuit Blanche event, and the first one hosted by the Downtown Business Association. For more information on Nuit Blanche Red Deer, visit www.downtownreddeer.com/nuit-blanche or www.facebook.com/NuitBlancheRedDeer.
The Downtown Business Association has been operating in Red Deer for over 30 years, serving approximately five-hundred business owners in the Downtown area. Through partnerships and leadership in advocacy and promotion, the DBA is the catalyst for a vibrant and prosperous downtown that is the place to live, work, play and do business.
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For more information, contact:
Event Manager and Special Projects
Red Deer Downtown Business Association