Since our first show in 2010, Indie Craft Parade has been dedicated to helping regional artists build their businesses. However, as we’re approaching our 5th annual festival, we realized that Indie Craft Parade’s connections with Southern artists now expand beyond the southeastern states that we traditionally accepted applications from. So we’ve decided to make a change.
For the first time, we’re expanding our territory for qualifying artists. In past years, artist applications have been limited to 11 Southeastern states. This year, the call for entries will extend to artists from all Southern states, as defined by the US Census. The more formal definition of the South includes 17 states along historic and geographic boundaries.
We believe that extending our reach is in line with the overall creative renaissance in the South. We love that artists like those who exhibit at Indie Craft Parade are reinventing Southern creative culture, and it seems natural to open up more opportunities to creative hubs like Austin, Houston, or D.C.
So, if you are a potential Indie Craft Parade artist living in one of these new states, or if you know of great artists in these states, please apply! We want to meet more of our Southern co-creators.
Applications open on Sunday, June 1! You can find all of the details here.