The Missoula Cultural Council is preparing for the twenty-second annual New Year’s Eve community-wide, alcohol-free celebration of the arts.  First Night 2016 will showcase performances and activities in more than 30 venues throughout downtown Missoula, the University of Montana campus and Southgate Mall from 12:00 noon until midnight on December 31, 2015.

Artists, musicians, performers, craftspeople, storytellers, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for performances, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations of craft, skill or knowledge that embody the creative vitality of our local cultural traditions. All selected First Night participants are paid.

Application deadline has been extended to July 15, 2015

Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2015.

We are also accepting proposals for First Night 2016 artwork and logo for admission buttons, poster, and program.

The application is available here or by calling 541-0860.