Welcome, artists! Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about participating in the Celia Center Arts Festival, slated for Thursday, May 18th, 2023 in Santa Monica, California. We welcome submissions from Foster and Adopted Teens/Adults ages 13 and up, in the performing, visual, and healing arts! Apply soon in 2023. Get on our EMAIL LIST TO KNOW WHEN TO APPLY HERE
Explore each of our four application categories below!
Looking for 3-4 theatre pieces written & performed by foster and/or adoptees. Theatre pieces may be any type of live performance: plays, dance, and solo work only. Performance shall be no less than 10 minutes and no longer than 60 minutes. Technical aspects of performance shall be simple with easy load in/out. Performance will be provided with general lighting and sound capabilities. Performance will also be provided a stage manager to run show. Celia Center will publicize event as a whole, but each performance is encouraged to publicize their piece individually. With application, please also provide a .pdf of script. If theatre piece has been performed, please provide any files/links to videos, reviews, or anything you believe would be helpful.
We are looking for foster/adoptee musicians. Musicians will be performing throughout the day. Performances may take place in the lobby, in theatres before & after performances/workshops, in the studio (museum), as well as outside by entrance of the building.
We are looking for paintings, sketches, photographs, sculpture, jewelry, any piece of art created by foster/adoptees “showing the experience”. Artists pieces will be on display in the studio exhibit. Artist may sell art to patrons under the stipulation that art remain in display throughout entire festival; arrangements for art pickup after festival will be arranged between artist and buyer. Along with application, please provide website and/or photos of or links to the piece(s) of art being submitted.
Looking for 3-4 creative workshops centering on the theme of foster/adoption that encourage and challenge participants to use their imagination and foster their creativity. Workshops can vary from writing exercises to improvisation to collage/scrapbooking to shadow-puppetry to role-playing. Really the sky’s the limit on creativity, but we are looking for workshops that may first dip into the subconscious of the participants followed by a release. A safe environment is of the utmost importance! Workshops shall be no longer than 90 minutes. Along with application, please provide any needs the workshop may have.
Only works of art created by the artist(s) accepted by the Festival may be displayed or offered for sale. Only work in the medium category or categories in which the artist is accepted may be shown…
Celia Center Arts Festival upholds high standards of quality as a fine art and fine craft. The following ‘Conditions of the Festival’ help to ensure that these standards of quality are consistently met and…
FESTIVAL SLATED FOR | THURSDAY MAY 18th, 2023
An Art Festival consisting of Theatre, Fine Art, Photography, Music, and Healing Arts Workshops created by Adoptees and those who went through the Foster Care system.
Celia Center addresses the critical needs of the Foster Care / Adoption community by providing awareness, education, and support services to all members of bio-foster-adoption constellation, including professional social workers, nurses, case managers and therapists via support …