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Applications now open!

Kindling Arts Festival returns for a 6th year of radically unique arts programming! Performances and events will take place July 27-30, 2023 (Thursday - Sunday) at multiple venues in West Nashville.

We welcome both emerging and established artists based in Middle Tennessee to submit a proposal for performing arts projects with specific focus in the areas of dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret, puppetry, multimedia/film, or aerial.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 15th. Continuing Kindling's ongoing commitment to radical accessibility for artists, there is no fee to apply.

Questions? Reach out to Producing Artistic Director Daniel Jones by emailing him at

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