The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Spoleto Festival’s little sister event that showcases talents in the performing, literary, and visual arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2012 season. Applications are separated into four categories: General Performer, the L’Organo Organ Recital, the Theatre Series, and Rising Stars.

The deadlines for general performers and organists looking to take part in the L’Organo Recital Series is Oct. 25. Submissions for the Theatre Series, which promotes family-friendly performances and youth participation, must be in by Nov. 1. Rising Stars, featuring exceptional young performers aged 9-18, are allowed a March 16 deadline. For more information on applying to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, contact the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305 or visit