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2016 Call for Artists

Artists in MD, D.C. PA, VA, and WV are invited to apply for the AKIMBO 2016 festival in Station North Arts & Entertainment District on September 10, 2016.

** EXTENDED DEADLINE ** MARCH 29, 2016 AT 5:00PM **

2016 Artistic Selection Panel:
Matthew Cumbie, Sonia Dawkins, Deana Haggag

Who we are looking for:

~ Dancers & Choreographers
~ Theater Artists
~ Performance / Movement Artists
~ Musicians, Visual Artists, and Literary Artists
that collaborate with movers or have a movement focus to their work.

What we are looking for:

~ MOVEMENT Based Projects
~ Original and Innovative Work
~ Projects with a strong artistic voice and vision

Plus projects with 2 or more of these:

~ A site-specific focus on architecture, space, or sense of place
~ A site-specific focus on history, social issues, or community
~ Projects experimenting with audience flow and/or interaction
~ Interdisciplinary projects involving dance, music, visual art, theater, poetry
~ Strong visual elements (art installation, costumes, sets, props, etc.)
~ Strong musical/sound elements (sound installation, live music, etc.)
~ If outside, projects suitable/adaptable for unexpected weather conditions

Honorariums are provided to all participating companies/artists. Artists may also participate in the AKIMBO Teaser, AKIMBO Spree, Artist Meet & Greets, After Parties, and Community Workshops.

STEP-BY-STEP Application Process

STEP 1 (Optional, but highly encouraged)
FREE Workshop Series with Liz Lerman: “Text & Stories” and “Site-Specific Art Making”

March 13, 2016
12:00-1:30pm – Stories & Text
1:45-4:00pm – Site-Specific Art Making

RSVP to Please let us know if you are attending one or both workshops.

~ General Application & Proposal
Submit you General Application and Proposal to

Due May 13, 2016 ~ If Accepted, Submit Paperwork
If accepted, submit: Signed Agreements, Release Forms, Invoices, etc.

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