Charlotte International Arts Festival
The Charlotte International Arts Festival will run September 15 - October 1, 2023 at locations spanning from Uptown Charlotte to Ballantyne's Backyard.
The Charlotte International Arts Festival is an annual celebration of imaginative visual and performing arts from the most creative international and local minds. Fun for everyone, from families to individuals, we invite you to stay awhile, play, and welcome curiosity as we begin to see our city through new eyes. With over 200 attractions, many for free, this festival has something for everyone.
For more information, visit charlotteartsfest.com.
New Sponsorship Opportunities are Now Available!
Contact the Development Department to learn more about how to get your organization involved with the 2nd Annual Charlotte International Arts Festival, celebrating the international arts community from around the world and those here in Charlotte. Email Development@blumenthalarts.org for more information.
2023 CIAF Artist Applications
Cultural Stages Application
Through our Cultural Stages grants, we invite YOU to be a local ambassador of your culture!
Open to all performing artists (bands, dancers, magicians, storytellers, etc.) to apply! Selected projects will be presented outdoors in Uptown Charlotte or Ballantyne between September 15 – October 1, 2023.
Through our Busking applications, we invite YOU to be a contributor! By submitting this application, you agree to the following:
- Each selected artist/group will receive a 60-minute timeslot for busking outdoors in either Uptown Charlotte or Ballantyne.
- Artists/groups may accept tips from audience members.
- Blumenthal Performing Arts will NOT provide any backline or tech equipment for performers. Buskers must provide, set up, and take down their own equipment.
Blumenthal Fellows Application
This application is now closed.