Call For Entries: City of Santa Fe Seeks Artist Submissions for Festival in South Korea This October

Editor | - February 15, 2012

"This opportunity is open to all visual artists, performers and active contributors to Santa Fe’s culture residing in northern New Mexico"

From a City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Press Release

The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission is seeking artists interested in participating in an international festival in Gangneung, South Korea in October 2012. This opportunity is open to all visual artists, performers and active contributors to Santa Fe’s culture residing in northern New Mexico.

Selected artists will be responsible for their airfare, incidental expenses and any shipping costs. Ground transportation from and to the Incheon International Airport in South Korea, accommodations and most meals will be covered by the host city.  Interested artists must submit materials as outlined in the “Notice of Opportunity,” available for download at, under “Upcoming Events & Opportunities,” by the March 15, 2012 deadline.

The Inter-city Intangible Cultural Cooperation Network (ICCN) Festival will be held October 19 to 28 in the city of Gangneung, South Korea. More information on the festival is available at The ICCN is an international organization of local governments dedicated to preserving intangible cultural heritage and promoting sustainable development at a local level throughout the world. The festival will showcase examples of traditional and evolving cultures from network members.

Santa Fe has been an ICCN member since 2009. Santa Fe’s representation in the festival will embody the complex mix of traditional and contemporary cultures present in Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe is seeking five to 10 artists to attend and participate in the festival. Through their participation, the artist will promote Santa Fe as a cultural tourism destination.

Artists will be selected based on the quality of their work, how their work reflects New Mexico’s traditions while also being relevant to contemporary culture and their experience teaching or making presentations about their work and New Mexican traditions. Artists should also have experience with international travel and cultures as well as a valid passport.

The deadline for receipt of submission materials is March 15 at 5 p.m. Submission requirements and additional details are available in the “Notice of Opportunity” available on the Arts Commission’s website,, under “Upcoming Events & Opportunities.”  For more information, contact Sabrina V. Pratt at or call 955-6707.