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First Night Akron is coordinated by Downtown Akron Partnership, a non-profit organization. Performers are paid.
An independent selection panel will rate the proposals for artistic merit, appropriateness, originality, and availability of venues and funds. The schedule will be determined by the programming committee.
Applications will be reviewed in August and September. Notification will begin September 19 and continue until all slots are filled, or October 21, whichever comes first.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5 p.m.