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Howard County Cultural Arts Showcase - Artist Application- Deadline NOV 5th

26th ANNUAL CULTURAL ARTS SHOWCASE for VISUAL, LITERARY, AND PERFORMING ARTISTS

A program of: Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) and the Recreation & Leisure Services (RALS) Branch of the MD Recreation & Parks Association.

FRIDAY MARCH 6, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
HOWARD COUNTY CENTER FOR THE ARTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 5, 2014

The Cultural Arts Showcase is an audition program to assist school and civic organizations in identifying artists for workshops, performances, demonstrations, and in-school residencies. On average, approximately 50% of attendees are representatives from Baltimore/DC area PTAs who book artists in schools; 25% from libraries; 15% are coordinators from area Recreation & Parks and the MRPA; and 10% from festivals, fairs, and other regional and community events.
REVIEW PROCESS

Applications are reviewed based on:

  • The quality and completeness of the application and application materials.
  • Judgment of the review panel regarding quality of the program(s).
  • Appropriateness of the program for the majority of the audience.
  • Attendee reviews from previous Showcases, if applicable.
  • Professionalism of the applicant based on previous experience at Showcase, if applicable.
  • For performers: creating a balance between new programs and programs that were performed previously.

    ARTIST APPLICATION FEES

    PERFORMER FEE: $35.00 (Fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your application is selected.)
    If selected, includes: 8 minute performance time (plus 1 minute set-up and 1 minute breakdown), inclusion in the Showcase Directory available to all attendees, a 4’x 6’ display area (see below for display details) and one lunch voucher. Additional lunch vouchers may be purchased for $7.50/person.

    DISPLAY ONLY FEE: $25.00 (Fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee that your application is selected.)
    If selected, includes: 4’x 6’ display area, inclusion in the Showcase Directory available to all attendees, and one lunch voucher. Additional lunch vouchers may be purchased for $7.50/person. You must provide a table, cables, cords, and any other A/V equipment or set-up materials. HCAC will provide chairs. There are a limited number of spaces with electrical service; early arrival is recommended. Location is not predetermined and set up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Display area must be accompanied at all times by a representative; you may not set up a table without being present.

  • MORE INFORMATION and APPLICATION HERE

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