Starkville Area Arts Council offers a number of programs and submission opportunities, from the annual Cotton District Arts Festival to period calls for submissions posted throughout the year. All applications are now taken online - no more postage, no more CDs or DVDs, and no more printing and lost materials!

Submission requirements vary for each program. So, be sure to read all instructions (and make sure you are submitting to the right program)!

Join our newsletter list, or check here from time to time, to see what calls may be open.

PLEASE NOTE: Submittable is best viewed on a desktop or through the Submittable App.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: SAAC is an equal opportunity organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, operation of programs, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the public, all members of our staff, volunteers, vendors, and artist communities.

We expect all SAAC & CDAF board members, volunteers, participants, vendors, and grantees to follow the same community-engagement policy.

SAAC Interns help organize a wide range of arts-related publicity, calendar, and communication needs. This internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a consistent, organized strategy to communicate a wide range of arts and culture events to a diverse audience. This will include use of social media, newsletters, website updates, press releases, and various other touch points. These roles may be adjusted as needed, and each internship will have the opportunity to write one or more blog articles on arts-related topics. Preference given to current MSU undergraduates. This position is currently unpaid, but may be eligible for academic credit.

Requirements -

  • Excellent verbal/writing skills.
  • Efficient problem-solving skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the role as well as the mission of SAAC.
  • 10 hours/week for an academic term, but flexible with student’s schedule.

For 2021-2022, there are 1-2 positions available.

This application is for consideration as a VENDOR in the Artisan's Village. If you wish to participate in the Juried Arts Exhibit, you must also submit that application. Deadline for applying is August 1. #CDAF2022 is set for October 29, 2022.

Detailed rules are located at PLEASE READ THOSE BEFORE APPLYING. If you still have eligibility questions after reading the instructions, please send an email to If you have technical issues with the application form itself, contact Submittable by clicking the "?" in the upper right or lower left of the form. 

IF ADMITTED,  you will receive a SECOND FORM to pay your booth fee. No admitted vendor will be allowed to set up until booth fees are paid. Booth fees are $125 per 10x10 booth (limit of 3 per vendor).

This application is for the Juried Arts Exhibit, which is a competitive fine art show where pieces are listed for sale in a gallery setting. If you wish to participate in the ARTISAN'S VILLAGE to sell your work from a booth, you must also submit in that category.
Judging occurs in 2 phases: 1) acceptance to the show and 2) competition for prizes at the show. Starkville Area Arts Council and the Cotton District Arts Festival encourages submissions that reflect a diversity of talent, perspective, and medium. Show us what you've got!

NOTE: The Juried Arts Extended Show runs from October 29-TBD and will be located in the MSU Visual Arts Center in the Cotton District.
RULES: All rules may be found on the CDAF website on the applications page.

This form is for NEW FOOD VENDORS. Vendors who attended previously should contact Taste of Starkville directly at for the appropriate form.

Are you a potter, painter, photographer... or any other artist? Interested in a reading or a one-person show or submitting a mural?


Send us your best work (images you provide must represent the work you wish to submit). We'll take a look at what you've got and follow up with you if we see potential fit with one of our programs!

Starkville Area Arts Council