Deadline for Submission: June 24
Jury Review and Selection: June 25 – 29
Notification of Selected Submissions: June 30
Final Works Due: July 26
Kick-Off Event: July 31 (online and at Staring Lake Amphitheater)
Stipends available, $100 – $500+
Accepting submissions for video, slideshows or interactive virtual art.
Projects must be appropriate for individuals of all ages, including children. PeopleFest! honors and celebrates the range of traditions, ages, backgrounds, experiences, abilities and expressions that tell the rich story of our community. For the purposes of this application, we are looking for individuals or groups often silenced to share their unique voice, including but not limited to artists of color, artists with disabilities and LGBTQ+, woman-identified, indigenous, or immigrant artists. We are looking for work that shares visual art processes, performance, dance, music and/or historical or contemporary issues. From a step-by-step video teaching visitors how to make something to dance videos and beyond- we are open to a range of ideas as long as they connect to our core goals of cultural dialogue, inclusion, visibility and connection.
Stipends for accepted proposals range from $100–$500. Larger stipends may be available for works that engage audiences in new ways and connect to PeopleFest! values and goals.
What is PeopleFest?
Eden Prairie’s PeopleFest! A Community Celebration of Culture is a series of educational events and a culminating party that reflect the range of traditions, backgrounds, abilities and expressions of our community through literature, music, dance, visual art, food and education offerings.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, our celebration is online this year and will include virtual events and content celebrating the spirit of our annual festival, highlighting cultural competency and inclusion while supporting community engagement.
The PeopleFest! Planning Committee is working to provide a wide variety of opportunities to explore and celebrate culture between July 31-August 15. Though the PeopleFest! Party, typically the celebration’s largest event, will no longer take place at Staring Lake Park & Amphitheater, this website will host an amazing collection of cultural performances, art, and other opportunities to learn and enjoy from home.
The purpose of PeopleFest! is to bring residents together in celebration and awareness of the many cultures that make Eden Prairie great. Our community-wide celebration is presented in collaboration by the City of Eden Prairie, Eden Prairie Schools Community Education, Eden Prairie Community Foundation, Interfaith Circle, Academy for Young Leaders, Eden Prairie Human Rights and Diversity Commission, Eden Prairie Chinese Association, India Association of MN, Eden Prairie TreeHouse and others. PeopleFest! is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
To learn more, contact Molly Patil, Director of Adult & Community Engagement Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-975-6942.