Putting together this festival is a complicated puzzle of limited resources (technical, financial, physical, and emotional) We need to strike a balance of artists so that there is something for everyone. If we had unlimited resources, we'd hire everyone. However we don't-- so we have to make do with what we have. Our goal is to produce the largest and best community festival that we can given our resources.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
1) When asked about technical requirements, our ability to provide tech is minimal. We usually ask artist to provide their own tech (and usually at each venue, one of the artists works as the stage manager, and provides sound, and everybody plugs into that person's equipment. The less tech you need, the more chance we have to provide it. Still, tell us what you need, and we'll try to see if we can get it set up.
Shows are generally on the hour-- we generally are looking for a 45-50 minute performance. It may be repeated once or twice.
Installation and strike of visual art generally takes place the day of/the day after the festival.
2) When asking you about price, we need to know the least that you'd be willing to work for without feeling ripped off. We do not want anybody to perform for less than they are comfortable with. At the same time, as stated above, our resources are limited. If you are looking for your one big payday gig of the year, this is probably not it. If you want a great gig where you'll be paid relatively reasonably, but will have a great audience, and will be part of the artist renaissance in Providence, well, that's what we can provide.
3) Bright Night Providence is an artist-run festival. As such, we don't have much in the way of paid staff. We'll do what we can to stay in contact with you, but feel free to give us a call if you haven't heard from us. We generally do the hiring in the September-December area, depending on funding. It is our goal to produce the largest festival we can afford to produce, so as more money comes in, we hire more artists.