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2016 National Fine Arts Festival Rulebook

Download the Rulebook at the bottom of this page.

To order a hardcopy call GPH at 1.800.641.4310 and request item 731-404.

New for the 2016 National Fine Arts Festival

  1. The location for the 2016 National Fine Arts Festival is Louisville, KY
    Dates: August 1 - 5, 2016
    Location: Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202 www.kyconvention.org
    Housing: Visit www.faf.ag.org/registration.cfm. Housing opens November 1, 2015.
    Registration & Deadlines: The postmark/fax deadline is May 20. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm (CDT) June 3. Visit www.faf.ag.org/registration.cfm. See pages 12 and 13 for complete detailed information.
  2. ASL presentations are now allowed, but not required, to provide a set of lyric sheets to the evaluators. See page 30.
  3. Musical Theater is split into Musical Theater, Ensemble and Musical Theater, Solo as official categories in the Drama Division. See page 50.
  4. Readers Theater is an official category in the Drama Division. See page 52.
  5. Piano Solo, Classical is a new category in the Exhibition Division. See page 58.
  6. Stand-Up Comedy is a new category in the Exhibition Division. See page 61. 
  7. Rap and Vocal rules have been adjusted to clarify allowable background vocals. See pages 74 and 79.
  8. Vocal Solo, Classical, Sr. is an official category in the Vocal Division. See page 81.
  9. Worship Leading, Solo is an official category in the Vocal Division. See page 82.

 

Looking Ahead To 2017

  1. Tap will be added to the accepted dance genres for Worship Dance

 

If you have a question about a specific rule, please e-mail faf@ag.org. We do ask that all rule questions be submitted in writing so that we may ensure each question is answered the same.

Equipment List

Please download the 2016 Equipment List in PDF form here:


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