Applications now available for Piccolo Spoleto performances, participation

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The old-world European charm and rich history of Charleston, South Carolina, sets the stage for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA.

Presenting more than 700 events during its 17-day festival season, Piccolo Spoleto transforms Charleston into a city celebrating performing, literary and visual arts. Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of its parent festival, Spoleto Festival USA.

Applicationsto perform and present in the 2011 Piccolo Spoleto Festival are now available. Performance categories this year include the Blues Series, Children and Family Programs, Dance, Early and Baroque Music, Film, Handbell Choirs, Jazz, Theater, Sundown Poetry Series, Traditional Music of the Old South and many more.

There are plenty of additional events seeking the participation from talented artists. To view them all, be sure an visit the official Piccolo Spoleto website.