ABOUT THE SHOWCASE: 

 We are so excited to announce that Inspire Creative Company will be hosting our second annual fall Showcase Event on October 29, 2022 from 4-7pm at the Crossing Church in Kernersville. 

We held our last fall Showcase event in November 2020,  where we hosted over 20 local artists, showcased over 100 pieces of local art and put over $1500 back into the hands of local artists. We advertised our event in the artistic communities of downtown Winston- Salem, Greensboro and  Kernersville. We saw many young people come into our host church walls that would have never come otherwise. This event was a huge community touchpoint. We got to meet and interact with so many new people. Our last showcase was a huge success even in the midst of the pandemic with an attendance of over 120 people! Imagine how many lives we could reach this year with less restrictions and more advertisement? 

At this year's October Showcase, we plan showcase even more artwork then in 2020. We have a goal of having an attendance of at least 300 people at the event and intend to pray that God will use us to reach our community in a powerful way! We need your help to make this event possible!

THE WHY:

Why is it important for Inspire to host showcase events like the October Showcase ?

  • To bring the gospel back into the arts at a local level. By hosting showcase events, we can share the love of Jesus through art! 
  • To reach an unreached people group: local artists. Often, the local artistic community is an  unreached people group right in front of our eyes. When we host showcase events, we build bridges between the church and local artists. 
  • To make sense of life. At times where life is confusing and overwhelming, art can help us see the world in new and meaningful ways. 
  • To support the local arts community. As you probably know, art is usually the first thing cut from  budgets because it is seen as non-essential. At Inspire, we want to prioritize the arts instead of cutting them. 
  • To build bridges. Art is unifying, inspiring and deeply meaningful. When we host showcase events, the community comes together in a beautiful way. We can build bridges with the gospel through the language of art. Showcase events show God's love for art! 
  •  To reach the younger generation. Generation Z is moved and motivated deeply by art, especially local  art. When we support local art, we build a bridge between the church and the younger generation.

HOW TO apply

PIECE SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 1ST

APPLYING ONLINE (recommended )

 

PART 1: FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION! 

info you will need to have handy:

  •  Your artist bio information (including your name, age, and a small paragraph about who you are as an artist)
  • Your piece names, mediums, and year of completion (in online form)

 

    PART 2: YOUR DIGITAL FILE SHARE:

    Send your files to submissions@inspirecreativecompany.org through WeShare

    Digital file share checklist: 

    PART 3: Pay Your Application Fee

     $25 Application fee ready to submit upon applying. 

    APPLYING BY MAIL:  

    If you would prefer to apply by mail please send your application package to: 2828 Windy Crossing Winston Salem, NC 27127!

    PART 1: PRINT AND FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION:  

     info you will need to have handy: 

    •    Your artist bio information (including your name, age, and a small paragraph about who you are as an artist) 
    • Your piece names, mediums, and year of completion.

    CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION PDF

     

    PART 2: YOUR PRINTED FILE SHARE:

    Printed file share checklist: 

    • Pictures of the your pieces you are submitting. Please include the title of your piece somewhere on the page. 
    • A signed  Artist Terms and Conditions Document, attached to your paper application. 

    PART 3: PAYMENT FOR YOUR APPLICATION FEE of $25

       Cash or check for application fee MUST be included with your submission to be considered.