No. BANF’s definition of artist is intentionally broad to encompass artists and creatives whose history of work may not be typically reflected in a non-profit arts system. We invite all types of visual artists, musicians, choreographers, writers, poets, makers, craftspeople, to name just a few.  We’re excited about all the different ways artists and creatives manifest their work and share it with the public.

Service and support for your community does not have to be the focus of your art or creative practice, but it is part of what you bring to the community. That service can show up in many ways. 

Please see: What qualifies as “service” and “support”?

Please see: Some examples of what service and support can look like."

Please see: Who qualifies as an "artist"? What type of artist should apply?