Dumbo Arts Festival 2013

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2013 Application

Submission Guidelines

Dumbo Arts Festival 2013 Official Dates and Hours: Friday, September 27th (6pm-9pm), Saturday, September 28th (noon-9pm), and Sunday, September 29th (noon-6pm). Outdoor projections on view through midnight all three nights.

All information collected via this online application will be used exclusively by DAF staff in order to promote accepted projects and confirmed participants.

A professional jury will select the Grand Prize winning artist as well as other prize winners in categories to be announced.

Open studios must commit to being open continuously on Saturday, September 28th (noon-6pm) and Sunday, September 29th (noon-6pm).

Application fee is $20 per submission (Open Studio listings are free).

Benefits of participating in DAF include:

  • Opportunity to present work in NYC’s most spectacular waterfront neighborhood under two very impressive bridges
  • Exposure to large new audiences and networking with fellow artists and art lovers
  • Inclusion in the Time Out New York Dumbo Arts Festival 2013 Guide and Map
  • Recognition on the official DAF website www.dumboartsfestival.com
  • Press and social media coverage
  • Cash prizes and a Grand Prize of one year studio in DUMBO

For more information please contact info@dumboartsfestival.com or 718-488-8588 or visit www.dumboartsfestival.com.

Submission Deadlines

  • 4/30

    Application CLOSED for Open Call

  • 5/15

    Notification of DAF acceptance

    (Note: projects will only receive a ‘tentative’ approval on this date. Final confirmation will be contingent on review with DAF production team and obtaining any needed city permits.)

  • 6/1

    Application DUE for Open Studios

Disclaimer / Indemnity / License:

By clicking the ‘Accept’ button below I agree to the following:

1. I have read the ‘Submission Guidelines’ as well as all information presented above and I agree with all terms.

2. Artist, Curator, Team or Organization (ARTIST) acknowledges that any photography or video footage filmed during the event by the Dumbo Arts Festival (DAF), its licensees and assignees is for the general purpose of DAF publicity promotion, commercial or non-commerical, and consents to usage without further written authorization. DAF will make best efforts to credit ARTIST whenever applicable.

3. Acceptance of all projects including special effects and/or hazardous elements (i.e. fog machines, strobe lights, fire elements) will be dependent on approvals by DAF and the City of New York. These projects are also subject to liability insurance. Special effects cannot violate any by-laws or venue regulations. Please note that you will be responsible for the operation of all equipment you bring/use. DAF provides no equipment or crew for the installation or running of specific projects unless under prior mutually agreed arrangement.

I accept.

Project Info

Please select one of the following. Note that all fields are required so if one or more do not apply to your project, answer with N/A.

  • (Please note that if you do not provide one your project will be listed only by your Artist or Entity/Organization name)


  • (Please write copy in the 3rd person. Narrative limit of 750 characters)




Personal Info


  • If more than one artist, please list all names separated by a comma


  • (Please write copy in the 3rd person. Narrative limit of 750 characters)



  • (Please write copy in the 3rd person. Narrative limit of 750 characters)



  • No
    Yes (if so, what years?)

Contact Info

  • Studio
  • Address Line 1*

  • Address Line 2*

  • City*

  • State*

  • Zip code*

  • Country*


  • Phone*


Upload Files

Please select one of the following:

  • Open Call

  • Open Studio

  • (please upload a Word or PDF file only)


  • Please submit images of past or current work (Maximum of 3 images. Maximum size for each file is 4MB JPG and PNG only.)

Please double check your information before hitting submit. If you do not receive a confirmation email that your application has been received please contact us ASAP.

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