Apply as a 2017 4 Bridges Emerging Artists
About the 4 Bridges Emerging Artist Program
For the fourteenth year, AVA will offer the 4 Bridges Arts Festival™ Emerging Artists Program. AVA will award six artist scholarships. This opportunity is open to artists 18 years of age or older who are at an early stage in their career and have a well-developed, recent body of work who have not had a solo show, are not represented by a commercial gallery, or have minimal experience selling their artwork at any venue. Emerging Artist may not have a collaborator. The Festival reserves the right to pre-screen and research emerging artist applicants to make sure they are a fit for this category and that they do not have extensive experience teaching, exhibiting or selling their work. Only regional applicants, living in a 300-mile radius of Chattanooga, will be eligible.
Recipients of the Emerging Artist scholarship are required to attend a workshop with professionals. Recipients will receive complimentary booth space and use of display screens during the Festival. Recipients will also receive a booth image photographed by AVA staff members.