Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2017.

The Lancaster Festival (Lancaster, Ohio) is now in its 33rd year of providing art and music events and opportunities for musicians and artists to present their works to the tens of thousands of visitors who come here each year. Festival 2017 is again offering our Artist in Residence program, whereby art students and recent graduates who reside in Ohio or who attend an Ohio school are eligible. A local jury will review submitted works to select the winner to become an ‘Artist in Residence’ for the 2017 Festival, which runs July 19-29.

The successful candidate is invited to experience the 2017 Festival and to create works to be exhibited at the following year’s Festival. The award includes admission to all Festival events and lodging in Lancaster. It provides the recipient with an opportunity to meet and develop relationships with others in the art community. After the Festival, the recipient will create finished art work to be displayed in 2018 and then two pieces would become a part of the Festival’s permanent collection. One half of the cash award is paid up front and the other half in 2018.

Applications and work may be submitted by filling out the form below or emailed to Further information is available at

Deadline for Submissions is May 15, 2017.

Attached image files should be:
- JPG format
- At least 1800w X 1800h pixels at 300dpi
- Zipped single files accepted (Do not zip multiple files together)
- Max. file size is 2MB
- Minimum 3 files
- 10 files maximum

Files should be named with the following nomenclature:

Artist last name / First name initial / First 8 characters of the title / jpg
- Example: "jones_s_walkinga.jpg"
- Example: "clark_j_laugh1.jpg"
- Example: "markham_g_studyofa.jpg"

Click here for a printable application form.