Artists in all disciplines sought for performing, presenting at festival

North Charleston Arts Fest makes big call for 2024

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

The city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is seeking artists in music, theatre, dance, visual art, media art, and literature to participate in the 2024 North Charleston Arts Fest.

It is to be held May 1-5 at various venues throughout North Charleston.

Application notes

Regional and local artists and community organizations are welcome to submit an application to perform on stage or present their talents through programs such as exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and more. The application can be accessed at

  • Agents submitting applications on behalf of two or more acts should contact the Cultural Arts Department at 843.740.5854 or for special application instructions.
  • There is NO fee to apply.
  • Applications will be accepted through the online submission platform until midnight on Friday, December 15, 2023.
  • Artists in need of assistance with any part of the application process may contact the Cultural Arts Department to schedule a one-on-one meeting, which can be conducted over the phone, virtually, or in person.
  • The Arts Fest review panel will select applicants from all art disciplines to create a line-up of free events that will work well in the available venues and are geared to meet the interests of a cross-section of ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Proposals for new concepts or programs are encouraged.

About the festival

The North Charleston Arts Fest is an annual five-day celebration of the arts, offering an array of events and activities such as concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, exhibitions, installations, children’s programs, workshops, demonstrations, and more, throughout North Charleston. Now entering it’s 41st year, the festival continues to evolve with a diverse schedule of events that are offered with free admission for all. The Cultural Arts Department strives to produce an inclusive public celebration of the arts with offerings that expose, engage, and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds.

For more information about the North Charleston Arts Fest and other participation opportunities visit or contact the city of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department office at 843.740.5854 or