Bakanal de Afrique 2018: Artist/Project Submission

Bakanal de Afrique (BdA) is Afro Urban Society’s biennial multidisciplinary Afro Urban festival that celebrates the many histories and traditions blended into the odyssey of the African Diaspora through our art and culture. From its birth in 2009, Bakanal de Afrique was intended to be a cultural phenomenon that stretched the length and breadth of the world, and united Urban Africans in a very unique way.

The theme this year is ‘Wey You Dey?’ (Where were you?) exploring the history/timeline of urban African culture by asking people of the Diaspora to reflect on a specific moment in their lives and to create a story from that moment.

We welcome artists/groups/organizations to submit work relating, but not limited to: urban life & leisure, contemporary/popular art & culture, urban history &, region specific cultures, personal family stories, relationship or orientation to place (specific to Africa/African Diaspora).

Submissions are due no later than 10/15 (Deadline Extended); the festival takes place between 11/1 - 11/30.

You’re eligible to apply if you:
◈Are an artist/group/organization exploring art & culture
◈Are of African/Black descent*
◈Are at least 18 years old
◈Will be submitting work created in or after 2016
--------- *Our definition includes multiethnic and multiracial artists with African heritage.

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Artistic Work/Event/Project Title *
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Individual Artist/Group/Organization Name *
Please list name as you'd like it to appear for publicity
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Name of Primary Contact *
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City, State, Country *
Include location where the art practice/artist/group/organization is located/primarily represents
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Email Address *
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Website *
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Phone # *
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Social Media Handles *
i.e. twitter, tumblr, instagram, Facebook
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Gender *
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Artistic Bio *
Please provide 2 - 3 sentences about about the group or artist for publicity.
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Headshot/Publicity Photo *
Please email 2 - 3 professional images [one headshot (or group) photo and two action photos] that are representative of you/the work/group you'll be presenting for Bakanal de Afrique to Images must be in .jpeg or .png format and high-res (no thumbnails, please). Please be aware that these images may appear in print and digital marketing materials.
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Are you a person of African descent? *
For groups/organizations: Leadership must be primarily African/Black and 80% of the group make up is African/Black
Tell us about your African Identity/Ethnicity/Nationality? *
We realize this is a complicated question for some. Please tell us as little or as much about your nationality, African ancestry, ethnicity and connection to Africa.
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Please tell us about the work/event/project that you're submitting for consideration
Type of Submission *
What is the run time of your work? *
How long? Minutes? Hours? Days?
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If Submission is an Event, Please list Event Date
Events must take place in November 2018
Event Location, Address
Please include Venue Name, City, State, and Country. Events must take place in November 2018
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Description of submitted work/event/project *
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How does the work you're submitting relate to the theme 'Where you dey?/Where were you?' *
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Description of submitted work/event/project *
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Work Samples *
Please paste 2-3 links of samples of the submitted work/event/project
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How did you hear about this? *
If a person shared it with you, please list their name.
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Anything Else? Questions/Comments?
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SUBMISSION AGREEMENT: By submitting your written body of work for consideration for the Bakanal de Afrique festival, the submitter consents and agrees that Afro Urban Society, its employees, or agents have the right to use the written body of work provided for inclusion in the festival Bakanal de Afrique and for any and all media purposes marketing Bakanal de Afrique. *
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