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Festival prize money question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Reilly Mar 1, 2013. 12 Replies

I'm the Director of a first year Festival (The Cotton South) and want to get some opinions on the disbursement of Festival prize money from AFI members. Currently, our plan is to award $10,000 in 3…Continue

Questions from the Promoter of a new Arts Festival

Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Wright Feb 4, 2013. 27 Replies

I'm developing a new arts festival and was hoping to get some feedback from the artists at AFI on a couple of issues.First is a question about Jury images. I've heard some artists complain about…Continue

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The Cotton South makes history!

Posted on August 10, 2013 at 3:48pm 28 Comments

I just wanted to let all the AFI members know that last Saturday, The Cotton South Fine Arts Festival became the first "A" list show in the country to hit 100% of those artists requesting Homestay accommodations through our Artist Homestay Program. This year we're accommodating 40 artists and their spouse/guests in private homes here in Madison as a way to help offset the cost burden of participation... and as a way to engage our community in an effort to develop friendships within the…


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At 1:12pm on October 19, 2012, Connie Mettler said…

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