Call for Artists

Artists as Facilitators Needed!

Designing Local is looking for artists to manage a Cultural Plan table at festivals throughout the summer. Selected facilitators will be responsible for picking up a festival package from Designing Local, setting up a station at each event, and interacting with attendees and sharing information about the Cultural Plan with participants. Selected artists should anticipate spending 3-4 hours at each event.

What is included in the festival package?

Designing Local will provide you with a festival package that includes the following:

  • Sign for table

  • Table (if not provided by festival)

  • Engagement posters

  • Project rack cards with web link

  • Small amount of printed surveys for people without access to mobile devices

  • Talking Points

  • Tattoos for Kids

  • Markers and Pens for Engagement Opportunities


How much will I be paid for facilitating each event?

Each artist will be paid $150 per event for facilitation. Artists are able to apply to facilitate multiple events if desired. Artists can indicate whether they prefer to be paid by check or Venmo.


Anticipated Events:

  • Stage Fest: June 1, 2019

  • Akron Zoo: Rhythm of Summer: June 1, 2019

  • North Hill Music Festival: June 8, 2019

  • Summit County Historical Society’s Family Event: July 13, 2019

  • Geek Fest and Comicon: July 20, 2019

  • Porch Rokr: August 17, 2019

  • Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival August 23-25, 2019

This list is anticipated to grow as more events are announced.


How do I apply?

Send an email to Lauren at expressing your interest and the event(s) you are interested in facilitating. Letters of interest are due no later than Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12 noon.



Email Lauren at Lauren at


Other artists needed, too!

Designing Local also needs visual artists as part of the Akron Cultural Planning process. Learn more at the link below.