Music Application

The Arts Center seeks musicians The Arts Center seeks musicians and bands for the 5th Annual Arts Alive! events on August 12 & 13, 2022. The Arts Center invites musical artists to submit a brief application including current music to share at the Artist Reception and Party on Friday, August 12 from 8:00 – 9:30 pm and as an opening band on Saturday, August 13 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on the Plaza. Applicants are also encouraged to sign up for the open mic on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. Sign up here

DateTime# of spots availablePreferred style
August 12, 2022 8:00 – 9:30 pm1Danceable
August 13, 2022 6:30 – 7:30 pm1Any

***Artists with questions are encouraged to review the information session prior to applying. Upon review, if you have further questions, please contact Claire Elam at If you require any accommodation to complete this application, please get in touch with Claire Elam at Si necesita alguna adaptación para completar esta solicitud, comuníquese con Claire Elam en ***

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The application is open to all Oregon and Washington-based musicians with an interest in sharing their music in a public setting and in-person, at The Arts Center, on Friday or Saturday August 12 & 13, 2022 and have experience performing music. Applications will be evaluated by program director and program council members based on work samples, relevance, and feasibility.

We continue to encourage a diverse selection of artists to participate, including those from historically excluded communities including (but not limited to): artists from rural communities, artists from communities of color, LGBTQIA+, and artists who are self-taught. We welcome artists regardless of citizenship status, familial status, race, gender identity or expression, religious observance, sex, sexual orientation, and sources or level of income.

Application Process

  • Please fill out the following form and send 2-3 high-quality work samples with the Subject line: Arts Alive! Music Application (YOUR NAME) Please include your name in the file names (example: painting1_ClaireElam.jpg)
  • Where/to whom to submit:
  • If you require any accommodation to complete this application, please get in touch with Claire Elam at Si necesita alguna adaptación para completar esta solicitud, comuníquese con Claire Elam en


The Arts Center will provide a $150 honorarium for the music on August, 12, 2022 and the opening band on August 13, 2022 is budgeted for $150-$400 depending on band size and acclaim/popularity. The musician or band(s) will also receive up to 2 additional tickets for the Artist Reception & Party on August 12, 2022.

About Arts Alive!

Arts Alive! serves regional audiences of Linn and Benton Counties by coordinating innovative, thought-provoking art projects and opportunities for artists to share their work with the public. Our 2022 Arts Alive! will include opportunities for visual artists, musicians, installation artists, teaching artists for adults, teaching artists for children, and open mic performances. For more information on these opportunities, please visit

Deadline and Exhibition Dates

  • June 3, 2022:  Deadline for proposals
  • Mid-June 2022 AAP Council and Program Director Application Review
  • June 15, 2022: Final Artist Selection Notified
  • August 12, 2022 Artist Alive! 5th Anniversary Celebration and Artist Reception
  • August 13, 2022 Arts Alive Workshops & Demos, Music, & Open Mic

Music Application (Arts Alive)

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out the form completely. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button only once. You will receive a confirmation screen and email that your submission was received. If you do not see that message or receive the confirmation email, contact Claire Elam, at * Artists will be notified Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Event Terms(Required)
I have read the Terms and Parameters for showing my work at The Arts Center and agree to them. Also, I understand that turning in this form indicates approval of artwork being used in all The Arts Center media publicity.

To support equitable access to participation and a diversity of voices, help us get a snapshot of participating artist demographics.

Age Range(Required)
Gender Identity(Required)
Do you consider yourself part of the LGBTQIA+ community?(Required)
How do you self identify?(Required)
Do you consider yourself part of a historically marginalized group not represented in the previous questions? If so, which group?(Required)
You may use the Other option to share your group. Examples may include religion related, veteran/military status, financial status, etc.


When you are finished with ALL your entries, don't forget to click the SUBMIT button! You will receive a confirmation screen once your submission is received. If you do not see that message, contact