Sarasota Rising needs an original poster that will be used as the signature art for The Living Arts Festival- Sarasota for 2024! Artists will compete in creating an arts piece that captures the spirit of The Festival. The winning piece will be the basis of all merchandise and branding for this first year of the festival.
The original size should 18.5(W) x 24”(H), and the proportion should be able to be modified to fit on 8 ½” X 11” which is the printed size of the Program.
Artwork Imagery and Elements
Should capture the spirit of Sarasota’s arts community; the initial focus being that of the Performing Arts: Dance, Opera, Theater, Circus Arts, Choral and beyond, but as an inclusive festival there will be room for the visual arts, fine arts and even culinary arts to be displayed and elevated during this annual celebration. Thought should be given as to how elements could be used in isolation in print and electronically, on merchandise, websites, clothing, etc., to create a strong, effective, memorable and flexible identity. Portions or pieces need to accommodate the Sarasota Rising’s branding text and the specifics needed to promote the festival.
All submissions should contain:
To become more familiar with the style and branding of the producing organization, please research our social media (Facebook and Instagram) and website.
Eligibility: All students of the arts, designers, artists, and creatives in the greater Sarasota Manatee area
Submissions: Will be accepted now – June 30th, 2023
Artwork Submission Requirements:
Original size poster of 18.5(W) x 24”(H) poster
A high-resolution digital file or full color printout
Web Submission Form
2602 Sunnyside Street
Sarasota Florida, 34239
Judges’ Review: Through July 30th, 2023
Judges’ Selection: August 15th 2023
Work Presented: The grand reveal will occur at a Fall event TBA
An important aspect of this process is the opportunity for notes to be given, so if the judges feel a piece has merit, an opportunity may be given to the artist to update the work.
Our team of judges will choose a short list of 5-6 preliminary visuals to move forward in the process. They will give feedback and opportunities for adjustments before choosing the winning art.
Living Arts Festival is the centerpiece of Sarasota Rising’s initiatives and is an interdisciplinary arts festival like no other, staged in our beautiful, eclectic, semi-tropical region. Our festival will broaden the audience for the arts in all its “flavors” with an emphasis on performing arts, while bringing unprecedented economic value to the business community during our “off” season and expos-ing new visitors to our arts organizations.