Newport Bridgefest 2015 – July 27-30, 2015

Entering its 7th year, Newport BridgeFest is a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community. This year’s festival dates are Monday July 27 through Thursday July 30, 2015. We are currently looking for financial backing, sponsors, venues, artists, musicians, and volunteers! Email Music@NewportBridgeFest.com with your ideas.

Newport BridgeFest 2015 Art Fair Application

Accepting applications for artists and crafters in all media. First jury will be held on April 23, 2015. Click here for Newport BridgeFest Art Fair 2015 Application

Newport BridgeFest 2015 Internship

This brand new Newport BridgeFest internship is designed to provide students and recent graduates with an opportunity to learn about careers in the arts, event planning, media relations, artist relations, and supporting areas of Newport BridgeFest. The experience will grant candidates a first hand behind-the-scenes look into event planning/promotion, networking in the arts and music scene. Primary responsibilities will be to attend meetings with Newport BridgeFest Director, assist in festival planning, run errands as needed, and help staff the BridgeFest information booth at the Art Fair during the week of Newport BridgeFest. Workload will be light until July 2015, with the heaviest hours during the week of BridgeFest July 27-30, 2015. Internship starts on May 1st and ends by August 15, 2015.

At the end of the program, each intern will be provided with insightful letters of recommendation from both the BridgeFest director and the President of the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County for his/her portfolio and résumé. Interns will each receive a small stipend to help cover travel expenses during the week of Newport BridgeFest.

Eligibility: Candidates should be high school,college or graduate students (or recent graduates) who are at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2015, have access to transportation during the month of July 2015, and be readily accessible by phone and/or internet correspondence. Click here to download intern application form.

BridgeFest 2015 Art Contest

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County invites artists from the Rhode Island area to submit one original piece to be considered as BridgeFest Official Festival Art. Works should represent the artist’s rendition of Newport and/or the Newport arts and music community. All media strongly encouraged to apply. The complete registration form can be downloaded here.

Artists and their work will be publicized on the Newport BridgeFest web site and social media pages, where the public will select a “People’s Choice” award winner. All submissions will be A) considered as possible future Newport BridgeFest Official Art, B) granted discounted entry to the juried art fair (pending acceptance by the Art Fair jury), and C) may be used in publicity, advertising, and possible merchandising with credit to the artist. The top 3 pieces will be featured at our annual Newport BridgeFest Arts & Fine Crafts Fair at Trinity Church, and will also be featured at special BridgeFest 2015 events.

Newport BridgeFest, entering its 7th year, is a local, live music and music education festival that “bridges” the gap between the prestigious Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals for a continuous 10 days of music in our community. Festival dates are Monday July 27 through Thursday July 30, 2015. Last year’s festival art was donated by watercolorist William Heydt. Artists may also sign up for free membership to the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County at www.NewportArts.org.

If you are interested in joining the Newport Arts and Cultural Alliance, please click here to download the membership application form. You can pay for your membership through the ACA’s website

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