Artist Applications

Performing Artist Application


Applications for 2023 were open from Friday, October 7th through Tuesday, January 31st. Stay tuned for information about applying for the 2024 Season.

This application is for professional or emerging performers wishing to participate in VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays. VIBES is held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning in April through October, from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Performing artists that we are looking for include musicians, dance groups, poets, jugglers and all in between.
VIBES will hire three or more performing artists each month to perform at various outdoor spaces in downtown Edmond. If selected, performers will be sent a W-9 to complete and return to the Edmond Fine Arts Institute. Compensation can be expected during the event unless other arrangements have been made. In addition, performers may accept tips from patrons during the event. Along with being hired directly by the Edmond Fine Arts Institute for VIBES, additional performers will be considered for hire by downtown businesses to perform inside their establishment during the event.
All performing artists are expected to provide all of the equipment necessary to perform in the space agreed upon. Artists are expected to arrive in time to begin performing by 5:00 p.m. and remain throughout the conclusion at 9:00 p.m.

Selection Process

Performing artist applications and links submitted will be reviewed by the committee for inclusion at the event and on the VIBES performing artist page. Inclusion on the website does not guarantee artists will be selected to participate each month AND artist are not committed to perform each month.  All selected Performing Artists are guaranteed at least one booking by VIBES. Should the Performing Artist “no show” or cancel  they will NOT be re-booked.  The application gives the option to provide monthly availability. Performing artists are encouraged to independently contact businesses listed on this website if there is an inside location preference.

If selected by a downtown Edmond business with a confirmed location to perform  at VIBES, please contact to be included and promoted. In addition, selected artists are expected to communicate with the businesses, arrive promptly, participate when booked, and promote VIBES independently.

The $50 non-refundable application fee is considered a donation to VIBES, a program of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute (a 501c3 nonprofit) and is tax deductible. This fee is to confirm buy-in from applying performers and to indicate commitment when/if selected for participation.

By applying, you agree to the use of images and information submitted in this application by VIBES and the Edmond Fine Arts Institute on the Edmond VIBES website and for promotional purposes.

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