OVERVIEW

EMERGE! is an arts festival presented by Hannan Center to highlight emerging artists 60 years and older. On Friday, December 6, the first, second and third place winners as selected by jurors will be announced as well as the People’s Choice award. EMERGE! will also include art workshops, music, and intergenerational activities.

What’s an Emerging Artist? 

  • Exploring a new art form or direction in their work
  • Have never had a solo exhibition
  • Are new to art as a career or an “encore career”
  • Are a lifelong hobbyist who has never/rarely exhibited

Top 25 entries will be posted soon. Help us pick the People’s Choice award!

Questions?

Please contact Richard Reeves, Director of Arts and Culture, at 313.833.1300 ext. 25 or rreeves@hannan.org 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Entrants must be 60 years of age or older to be eligible for consideration
  • Must be an emerging artist. If any of the following characteristics apply to you, you may be an emerging artist.
    • Exploring a new art form or direction in your work
    • Have never had a solo exhibition
    • Are new to art as a career or an “encore career”
    • Are a lifelong hobbyist who has never/rarely exhibited
  • Tell us why you are an emerging artist in 150 words or less.

APPLICATION

  • Show us your best work – no more than two pieces
  • Submit high quality jpeg photos
  • Submission deadline is Friday, June 14, 2019 by 11:59 p.m.
  • Tell us why you are an emerging artist in 150 words or less

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application submission deadline – Friday, June 14, 2019 by 11:59pm
  • Art intake days for Top 25 – July 22 to July 26, 2019
  • Public vote date – August 2 to September 6, 2019
  • General art intake of others asked to display work during festival – August 5 to August 8, 2019
  • Emerge! Art Festival – September 7, 2019

QUESTIONS

Please contact Richard Reeves, Director of Arts and Culture, at rreeves@hannan.org or 313.833.1300 ext. 25

FOUNDING SPONSOR

This activity is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs