It's become an annual tradition in Bozeman's Bogert Park every August and applications are now being accepted for this year's S.L.A.M. Fest. They are due April 15 and we've got all the details you need.

The 2015 Summer SLAM Festival will take place Aug. 8 and 9, 2015 at Bogert Park in Bozeman. Fifty booth spaces are available and artists will be selected based on quality and originality of their craft. Participants of the SLAM Festival must be current residents of Montana.


The application fee for the festival is $15 per application and is non-refundable. Applications are due April 15. Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed April 30. We will keep a wait list of artists to fill spaces in the event of cancellation by accepted artists.

The booth fee for accepted artists is $250 and is due no later than May 15. If your booth payment is not received payment by May 15, your booth will be reassigned to an artist from the wait list.

All applications will be reviewed by a jury. The jury will consist of a panel of artists and community members with knowledge of specific categories. Jury scores will be out of a maximum 30 points: 10 points for originality and design, 10 points for execution and technique, 5 points for overall presentation, and 5 points for booth display.

Applicants receiving the highest scores in each category will be invited to participate in the festival. If the work submitted in the application process is inconsistent in quality, medium, or style with the artwork displayed at the show, you may be asked to leave and you will forfeit all payments.

All art must be created and represented by the artist. Limited reproductions are allowed. No Buy-Sell or Kit manufactured work is allowed at this festival. Participants must provide their own tent, tie downs and display. Artists wishing to share a booth must each submit an application and may only share a booth if both artists are invited to participate. You may only display work in the category in which you have applied. If you plan on exhibiting work in more than one category, please fill out a separate application for each medium.