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Artist Submissions - for International Festival of Arts & Ideas outdoor programming
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas offers a number of opportunities for local and regional performers on our stages. We welcome submissions from performing artists for inclusion in the 2020 Festival. All performances will be booked on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green. (Headline and main stage events are curated separately by Festival staff.) Modest performance fees are available, however, these opportunities are typically best suited to performers who reside in and around Connecticut and the Northeast Corridor as we do not offer transportation or accommodations to artists for these programs.
Please consider type of performance for which your work is best suited:
All Ages Performances
Performances in this series occur on one of the Festival’s outdoor stages located on the New Haven Green and should be suitable for an all-ages audience. Performances will be scheduled throughout the Festival, both weekday and weekend performance slots will be booked. We are particularly interested in groups performing original work. Artists will be booked for sets usually 60 minutes in length, although occasionally split bill will be considered.
The Family Series is geared toward younger audiences (generally 8 years and under) and performs on a low stage located in our tented Festival Center. The series will feature a combination of of performances, workshops, or other interactive types of entertainment. The Family Series consists of 45-60 minute sets each Tuesday-Friday at 1:15 pm.
After you've completed your submission, the Festival may reach out for further information or to make an offer. Materials will not be returned. Artists are selected on a rolling and as needed basis. Most slots will be filled by February 1. We recommend submitting materials in October/November for these series.
If you have questions before completing this form, please contact Melissa Huber, Producer via email:
Performing Group Name
If you select both, please plan to provide info in your press kit and work samples displaying your work in both categories.
All Ages Programming
Family Series (Children's programming)
Music, Dance, Theater, Storytelling, etc.
Please provide a description of your work or group (75 words or less).
Artist website URL
Contact First and Last Name
Contact Phone Number
Please use xxx-xxx-xxxx format.
In what city and state is the group based?
*Reminder: this series does not provide transportation or accommodation; it's best suited to artists from the Northeast Corridor who can perform in New Haven and return to their home base the same day.
Electronic Press Kit URL
If you will be mailing your Press Kit, please indicate below, otherwise, please provide the URL. Please make sure to tell us a little about the group, provide some selected performance history, some photos, videos, and press clippings.
Work Sample 1 URL
If you will be mailing your work sample(s), please indicate below, otherwise, please provide the URL.
Work Sample 2 URL
Work Sample 3 URL
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