Ends on September 1, 2017

Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) is seeking local artists to create a design for the First Night Akron 2017 admission button and poster.  Now, in its 22nd year, First Night Akron is Akron's New Years Eve community celebration and features the regions best in music, dance, theater, interactive and visual arts from 6pm-midnight. The artwork will be featured on the admission buttons (over 13,000 printed), the poster will be framed and given to sponsors, and the design will be incorporated into all marketing collateral for the event. 

Create a color concept image for the button and the poster. Submit your concept image using this form. We are interested in a variety of media and techniques. Artwork should be visually active and represent the spirit of First Night Akron. Designs that include logos, copyrighted or trademarked images, advertisements, or political, commercial, religious, or sexual symbols, themes or messages will not be considered. Designs should be appropriate for a diverse, broad-based audience of all ages.

Date of Issue: July 26, 2017
Deadline for Questions: August 9, 2017
Responses to Questions Posted: August 11, 2017
Proposal Submittal Deadline: September 1, 2017

For more information and design requirements, follow this link: http://www.downtownakron.com/_files/docs/quest-for-proposals-for-first-night-button-art.pdf 

Questions: All inquiries and questions about this request for proposals must be submitted in writing by email to Kelli Fetter at the following address: kfetter@downtownakron.com. Questions must be submitted by August 9, 2017.
All responses to submitted questions will be published on the First Night Akron webpage www.downtownakron.com/firstnight on August 11, 2017 and will be posted through the close of the submission period.

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