Photo Credit: Every Angle Photography (OAPN 2021 - Yolanda Rabun)


I Want To Showcase: NOW CLOSED (deadline to apply is May 1, 2022 @ 11:55 PM EST)

A juried showcase is when an Artist is selected by a committee of arts professionals to perform a sample of their performance in front of conference attendees which includes Presenters who are ready to book Artists for their upcoming season! This sample is 15 minutes long and should give the audience an idea of what your full-length show would entail. Your 2022 showcase will be performed at The Valentine Theatre on a stage that is equipped for performers of all genres including dance, full bands, solo artists, comedians, theatre, variety, and more. 

Submit To Showcase to OAPN 2022 through our partner site: I Want To Showcase. Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 1 at 11:55 PM EST. Those selected will be notified in early June. 




"EDIA Emerging Artist" scholarships are available for Ohio-based, self- or unrepresented artists, who self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or an artist with a disability.

This OAPN scholarship will cover 100% of the costs associated with showcasing and attending our 3-day conference. Included: the artists 3-day registration pass (does not include closing night party), showcasing fee, exhibit hall booth, hotel for one night, reimbursement of the $60 showcase application fee, a travel stipend for costs associated with driving to and from the Conference from within Ohio, plus a complimentary 1-year membership to OAPN for the Artist.

How To Apply

Qualifying artists that are interested in being considered for this scholarship opportunity will find this question under the “Showcase Info” tab -- "Miscellaneous" portion of your submission. Answering “YES” to this question does not increase or decrease your chances at being selected as a juried showcase artist. Artists must submit to showcase using I Want To Showcase, be officially selected for a Juried Showcase by our showcase committee, and have checked the box indicating their interest in taking part in this program. 


*NEW to OAPN 2022* OAPN is thrilled to announce its partnership with Four Mortals Productions Inc. who will provide "Performance Discovery Live," an independent showcasing series, which will feature multiple curated rooms with exciting new targeted programming.

For announcements and more information on how to submit, please visit Four Mortals website


Find an extensive list of past showcasing artists.
2021 Showcasing Artists
2020 Showcasing Artists
2018 Showcasing Artists