FEBRUARY-MARCH, 2020 | fairbanksarts.org
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Gazebo Nights is a nightly summer performance series that takes place in Pioneer Park June-August.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 13, 2020

The Totally Impromptu Performance Series is a busking program in Pioneer Park.
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s mission is to awaken everyone’s inner artist, connecting world-class professionals to aspiring artists, and giving people who are enthusiastic about the fine arts an outlet to pursue their passions .

Saturday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Raven Landing

Sunday, February 23, 5:00 pm
Journey Church
Fairbanks Concert Association

The Fairbanks Concert Association's mission is to present, promote and sponsor artistically and culturally diverse performing arts events and educational opportunities of the highest quality from around the world.

Monday, February 24, 5:30-6:30 pm at UAF Fine Arts Complex and Great Hall

Fairbanks Concert Association invites you to interpret flying – by creating your own flying machine. Build a contraption, a costume, write a poem, tell a story, create a dance… show how you are creative! Gather your friends, co-workers, and family. Watch as Fairbanks Takes Off!

If you register at this event- you will win yourself 2 tickets at FCA Presents: An Evening of Broadway with Jenn Colella !! Meet FCA in the Great Hall on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus between 5:30PM-6:30PM. Kinky Slinky will be there and will premiere their newest music video!

Local performers are further invited to participate – showcase your talents in three minutes as your community cheers. The community event and subsequent performance will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Monday, February 24, 7 pm
Salisbury Theater

Friday, March 6, 7:30 pm
Davis Concert Hall

Friday, March 20, 7:30 pm
Hering Auditorium
Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra

The Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to promoting the musical arts in Fairbanks and throughout Alaska by performing symphonic music of the highest caliber and by offering educational programs for individuals of all ages designed to train new musicians, cultivate musical knowledge and foster individual development and music appreciation.

Sunday, February 23, 4:00 pm
Davis Concert Hall

Thursday, March 26, 7:30 pm
Davis Concert Hall

Sunday, March 29, 4:00 pm
Davis Concert Hall

Register now for
the race on Saturday, April 11!
Fairbanks Drama Association & Fairbanks Children's Theatre

Fairbanks Drama Association's mission is to teach, produce, present and support quality theatre for children and adults in the Fairbanks area and the State of Alaska.

February 7 - February 23, 2:00 pm / 7:30 pm
Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre

March 3 - April 7
Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre

March 20 - April 5
Hap Ryder Riverfront Theatre
Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre

​​Fairbanks Light Opera Theater, affectionately known as FLOT, is a community theater production company. FLOT is dedicated to promoting and producing musical theater and arts education.

North Star Ballet

North Star Ballet is dedicated to providing quality ballet training and performance in Alaska’s interior.

Every Monday until March 2, 11:00 am
Artisan's Courtyard

Every Monday until March 23, 7:00 pm
Artisan's Courtyard
Golden Heart Performing Arts

Golden Heart Perform ing Arts is a movement based arts studio in Fairbanks. They serve all ages, skill levels and abilities with coaches to help inspire encouraging growth and education in arts, athletics and healthy daily living habits.

Saturday, February 29, 11:00 am
Golden Heart Performing Arts Studio

Saturday, March 7, 11:45 am
Golden Heart Performing Arts Studio

Monday, March 9, 9:00 am
Golden Heart Performing Arts Studio

Tuesday, March 24, 9:00 am + 11:00 am
Golden Heart Performing Arts
Festival of Native Arts

March 19 - 21
Davis Concert Hall
The Festival of Native Arts provides cultural education and sharing through traditional Native dance, music, and arts. The Festival continues the University of Alaska Fairbanks student-led tradition that began in 1973 of bringing together artists, performers, and performance groups in a celebration of Native cultures.

The opportunity titles are links! check them out for more information about each opportunity.

Many organizations/entities with artist opportunities send out newsletters or maintain e-list, if you would like to receive more information from any of them, make sure to get signed up!

Pioneer Park Pickers are a "loosely organized group" that meets weekly at 6:30 pm in the Pioneer Park Museum for jam sessions. All ages, skill levels, acoustic instruments, and singers are welcome. Just show up and get ready to jam!


The Fairbanks Sweet Adelines are a women’s chorus that sings a cappella, four-part harmony in the barbershop style. The chorus and its quartets perform throughout the year for private and public events.


Instructor playwright Tom Moran will teach the fundamentals of script writing for the stage and will provide individual coaching from March 3 to April 7. Students ages 13-18 years old will each create a ten-minute, original play.

DEADLINE: February 25, 11:59 pm AKST

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services. The application for the awards is open to artists, collectives, and collaborations working in all disciplines.

DEADLINE:  Saturday, February 29, 4:00 pm ET

Artists can apply to become the 2020 artist in residence with the U.S.D.A. Forest Service to be placed  in Alaska’s wilderness with a backcountry ranger while engaging in stewardship projects.

DEADLINE:  Sunday, March 1, 11:59 pm AKST

Career Opportunity Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to professional artists for travel to in-state, national, or international events, programs or seminars and for other activities that will contribute to the strength of the artist's professional standing or skill. Career Opportunity Grants will not exceed $1,000.

DEADLINE:  Sunday, March 1, 11:59 pm AKST

Project Awards and Fellowships are designed to provide artists living and working in Alaska the resources to concentrate and reflect on their work, to immerse themselves in a creative endeavor, and to experiment, explore and develop their artistry more fully. In addition to individual artists, groups and collaboratives — two or more artists working together — for the first time will be eligible for Project Awards and Fellowships. 

DEADLINE:   Monday, March 2, 11:59 pm AKST

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting applications through March 3 for an artist who will spend 8 to 10 days on public lands along the northern Dalton Highway between June and September. This year the BLM and UAF will jointly host the summer Artist in Residence. The artist will spend 3 to 4 days of the residency at the Toolik Field Station.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 3, 11:59 pm AKST

Alaska residents are invited to send their best 10-minute plays to be considered for this annual event. Eight winning submissions will be given staged 10-minute readings at the festival on April 24 & 25 at the Hap Ryder Riverfront Theater in Fairbanks.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked before Sunday, March 15

The Wrangell Mountains Residency Program invites applicants with creative and inquisitive minds who will both add to and benefit from the interdisciplinary efforts at our campus in McCarthy, Alaska and the surrounding Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, March 31
Have you listened to Emily Anderson's song "Gold" yet?

"Gold" was released in mid-December, 2019 by Fairbanks musician Emily Anderson and if you haven't given it a listen, be sure to check it out. Rain City Collective said of "Gold":

"Emily Anderson's stunning new track "Gold" shines a light on the healing process with a beautiful sonic journey woven into a fantastic track which will really resonate with anyone dealing with trauma. “Gold” shows the pure power of healing that can be realized in music."

Follow Emily on Facebook to stay up to date on her music and check out her website!

We have a new phone number! You can reach us at: (907) 371-2299


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Programs are made possible by the City of Fairbanks Hotel/Motel Bed Tax, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Fountainhead Development, Inc. and individual and corporate contributions from Fairbanks Arts supporters like you.