FLICfest Submission Guidelines
Hello! We’re happy that you want to be part of FLICfest 2015.
We have made some exciting changes to the scope of FLICfest, so please read the following carefully, even if you’ve applied in the past.
In 2015, FLICfest will present feature-length (50-minute) works dance-theatre by six choreographers. Each work will be presented two times during FLICfest 2015 (January 22-31, 2015). Submitted work should be new work or an existing piece that you are expecting to rework significantly. The definition of dance-theatre is broad, so as part of the application, we will ask you to give us your definition and tell us how your work fits into it.
In addition to the performance dates in January, 2015, FLICfest will include a residency series, in which participating choreographers will have dedicated time to rehearse in the Irondale space with technical support, in order to tailor their work to the FLICfest venue, as well as to look at the work of fellow FLICfest choreographers and receive feedback as desired. The FLICfest residency series will take place on Monday nights, September-November, 2014 (detailed dates below). Chosen choreographers will be asked to commit to the entire series.
FLICfest 2015 participating choreographers will receive performance space, tech support, PR support, and a stipend of $1500, paid after the completion of the festival
The submission deadline is August 1, 2014. Please submit all materials by email (attached as a PDF or Word document) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please answer the following questions:
- WORK SAMPLE Please submit online by sending us a link to your work on Vimeo (or an equivalent service). If you are submitting a completed work, please use a recording of a performance of that work. If the work is new, please send us work representative of the work you propose. Submit a 15-minute section and let us know if it is a complete work or an excerpt of a larger work. Do not submit an edited or “highlights” recording.
- DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED WORK: Please submit a one-page description of the work you propose to perform in FLICfest. Include the title of the work. Where are you in the process of the work? Will the work premiere at FLICfest? If not, where and when did it premiere? Were there subsequent performances of the work? What are the technical needs of the work?
- How will your work utilize the Irondale space? How would you like the audience to experience the work? What would be your ideal seating plan for the space during your piece? If you have not visited Irondale, contact Jeramy (email@example.com) for visiting instructions.
- Why are you creating or restaging this piece now? What makes the work relevant to what is happening in the dance community/city/nation/world?
- What is your definition of dance theatre? How do you see your work fitting into the genre?
- BIO: Please submit a one-page narrative bio of your choreographic work and philosophy. Please include links to any relevant press.
- YOUR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: What performances do you have scheduled July 2014 – March 2015?
- PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS: The dates for FLICfest 2015 are January 22-24 and January 29-31. Tech rehearsals will be Monday-Wednesday evenings of the first week and performances will be Thursday-Sunday evenings of both weeks. Each piece will have one tech slot and two performance slots (one each week). Additional rehearsal will be available when the space is not otherwise in use. Please list any conflicts that you have during the two weeks of FLICfest.
- AUDIENCE: How have you promoted your work in the past? How large is your email list? How often do you email your list? Are you comfortable emailing your list? What social media do you use to promote your work? Do you feel that you’ve been successful in promoting your work? Have you been successful in raising money for your work?
Please note these guidelines. By submitting your FLICfest 2015 proposal, you are agreeing to the following:
MONEY AND FUNDRAISING: FLICfest is committed to paying choreographers to present work. In 2015, we have set compensation at $1500 and will raise additional compensation through a Kickstarter campaign. Our goal is to raise enough to pay each choreographer an additional $250. When that goal is met, each choreographer will be paid an amount equal to 1/6 of the amount raised on Kickstarter, less Kickstarter and Amazon payment fees. We will only meet our fundraising goals with your help. To that end, we are asking each choreographer/company to commit to being responsible for raising $250 during FLICfest’s Kickstarter campaign.
AWARENESS: FLICfest is committed to building new audiences for feature-length dance. This year, we are asking each choreographer to commit to bringing 10 people to the FLICfest launch party, (date TBD late September or early October, 2014). Selected choreographers will also be expected to send emails and/or reach out on social media for the launch party, fundraising efforts and performances.
PRESS AGREEMENT: By submitting work to FLICfest 2014, you agree that your work is open to review by dance press and that you will make yourself reasonably available to press requests leading up to FLICfest.
FALL RESIDENCY DATES: Attendance at these sessions is very important to the mission of FLICfest. Please confirm that you are available all of the following Monday evenings (6-9 pm). If you are unavailable for more than two of these dates, your FLICfest application will not be considered. Please note any of the following that you are unavailable.
SEPTEMBER: 8, 15, 29
OCTOBER: 6, 20, 27
NOVEMBER: 3, 10, 17