Apply for 2017 Festivals

Piccolo Spoleto 2017

The application for the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Festival is now available. We encourage you to review the resources provided on this page to best be able to complete the application and better understand the participation process. The festival is scheduled for May 26- June 11, 2017.

Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary, and visual arts* events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With a focus on accessibility and community participation in the arts, Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA.

The deadline has passed.

Please review these additional resources to help you complete your application:


*If you are an individual visual artist looking to exhibit a few pieces of your work, consider applying for the PS Outdoor Art Exhibition below, the PS Craft Show, or in early Spring, the PS Juried Art Exhibition. If you are a gallery with an exhibition planned, please complete the application above.

Call for Entry Application for the 2017 Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition Available Now

If you have questions, please contact Lesley Johnson at or Vicki Ellis at

Piccolo Spoleto Application Workshop Video

Interested in how the Piccolo Spoleto Application process works? City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs staff present information and tips as well as answer questions about applying for the festival. Whether you are a new or return applicant, we encourage you to learn best practices and what’s new this year.


MOJA Arts Festival 2017

The MOJA Arts Festival, which is produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, is scheduled for September 28 to October 8, 2017 in Charleston, SC.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline has passed. 


QUESTIONS? Please contact  (843) 724-7305 or email