Snake Oil is a variety arts festival. If you have a unique, interesting, insane, unusual, zany, sexy, sultry or crazy act that you feel fits the vibe of a neo-vaudeville evetn in New Orleans, we want to hear from you! UNIQUE and VARIETY are the key words here. We are interested in the best and most innovative acts that you have. This includes, but is not limited to burlesque, drag, sideshow, comedy, vaudeville, pole artistry, circus, magic, singing, hooping etc. Please be aware that due to liability concerns with our venues we are unable to accept fire acts at this time.
Performers may submit up to two acts for consideration with each application. Each act is not to exceed 7 minutes.
Full nude acts are not allowed in our venue, but racy and very nearly naked are fine. New Orleans is pretty open minded. A good rule to follow is that all costumes should contain a minimum of pasties, thongs, merkins, and or g-strings during all performances. We understand that accidents happen though :)
Follow these directions for submitting your SOF application:
1. Fill out this form completely.
2. Send us an email with the following information:
Two high resolution photos that best represent you as an artist. Should you be selected to perform in SOF, your image may be used in Snake Oil Festival online and printed promotional materials. Make sure you have the clearance/rights from the photographer so we may do so without issue. Please no nude photos, modeling or acting head shots. Name the files in this format: Your performer name, SOF, photo 1 or photo 2 .
3. Kindly pay your application fee of $20 via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include performer name and legal name on payment. You may submit two acts with your $20 application fee.
Application Opens: December 15, 2016Applications Deadline: April 1, 2017Date for Notifications: 3rd Week of April, 2017Date of Festival: June 15th, 16th, 17th in 2017
By sending your application you acknowledge the following:
-I am at least 18 years old. -I am aware that Snake Oil Festival does not cover transportation costs to New Orleans or to and from the festival events. -I am responsible for my own props, costumes, instruments etc. This includes but is not limited to, transporting the above-mentioned items to and from New Orleans and the venues. I am responsible for storage, maintenance, and security of props, costumes, instruments, and my personal belongings. -I have completed all sections of the application.-I understand that the application fee will not be refunded.-I understand that this is an unpaid performance.
Please be aware that Snake Oil Festival does not cover travel, lodging or performer expense for juried performers. However, we do our best to ensure a fun and comfortable festival experience and we may be able to assist you in finding low-cost or locally hosted lodging, ride shares and other local resources. We will do our best to provide this information to you if you receive an acceptance letter.
__ Paid application fee of $20 via PayPal.com to email@example.com__Include at least 1 high-resolution photo but no more than 2. Name the files in this format: Performer name.SOF.photo.jpg __Included a non-password protected, non-expiring video link for each act __Supplied full responses to each section of Application Info.
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