Lafayette announces call for entries for Youth Poetry Event

Lafayette announces call for entries for Youth Poetry Event

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2017 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due April 7, 2017; at noon.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.

The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in

Michael Adams

Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. High school students and adults are welcome to enter the Michael Adams Poetry Prize later this year.

The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road at 2pm on April 29, 2017.

All entries must be received by April 7; at noon.  Entries may be hand delivered to The Collective, mailed or emailed. Entry forms and additional info may be found atwww.cityoflafayette.com/LYPP

Michael Adams was a longtime member and chair of Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission, founding board member of ARTS!Lafayette, as well as a talented poet.  Mike was a talented poet as well as a dedicated leader in the arts in Lafayette. He had a passion for poetry, the arts and community. He was an intelligent, thoughtful and guiding force for many. He had a huge heart and was a stellar volunteer. He lost his life to cancer in September 2013; this contest is held in his honor.

The city of Lafayette Call for Artists announced

The city of Lafayette Call for Artists announced

Call for Artists for Gallery walls in Lafayette.

Call for Artists for Gallery walls in Lafayette.

The Lafayette Cultural Resources Division is looking for artists and arts organizations to display their work on city gallery walls for 2-month long exhibitions through 2018.  24 artists or artist collaborations will have the opportunity for an exhibition each year. Artists should apply at http://bit.ly/LafCOCFA

Lafayette has a substantial art community, and a dynamic citywide arts program.  Local artists, as well as artists from other regions are encouraged to apply for these free opportunities to display work in a unique and eclectic art environment where community members are appreciative and encouraging and tourists and visitors come for a special opportunity to share in Lafayette’s art scene.

Artists may submit their work for review. 2-dimensional media is preferred. Wall-hung 3-dimensional media will be reviewed on a case by case, and space available basis. All works must be suitable to be hung in a public space.   Artwork will be selected by a panel of city staff members.  The work will be hung, by the artists, in one of three city facilities, City Hall, the Library, and the Senior Center.  Artists should complete the application form submit 5-15 examples of their work.    The rolling call is open until October 2017.  Preference will be given to artists who apply by November 29, 2016.

Applications are available at http://bit.ly/LafCOCFA.  More information is also available on the website at www.cityoflafayette.com/CFA.

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