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Welcome to the Columbus Arts Festival Online Application/Form System!

The Columbus Arts Festival, presented by American Electric Power and produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council), brings the best in fine art and fine craft to Columbus each June. Performance stages featuring music, dance, theater and spoken word can be found throughout the festival, and hands-on arts activities, work by local artist collectives and a wide selection of quality food and beverages round out Columbus’ favorite outdoor summer event.

This online system is used to accept festival applications from performers/vendors, as well as accept contracts, forms, and payments (as needed). Please refer to the Helpful Tips for Applying and Signing Contracts in SmartSimple to get started.

You must register to access the Columbus Arts Festival system. If you have applied for GCAC grants in the past, you may already have a username and password -- please use the same information to log in to the right. If you need to register please select “Register Here” to begin the registration process.

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