SUMMER BASH Call for Entries— We're soliciting short performances and videos to publicize your arts organization at Summer Bash!

This year our Summer Bash (Tuesday, July 17, 6-8pm at Revolution Brewpub) will be a dynamic mix of conversation and networking among Chicago arts and business innovators, made even more fun with Revolution Brewpub’s delicious food and beer. We will highlight a business volunteer of note in our organization and how our volunteers support you, our arts clients.

Our arts clients have the opportunity to be showcased at Summer Bash through two curated performances or inclusion in a series of publicity videos shown throughout the party. It’s a great opportunity to put your company’s work in front of an engaged and interested crowd.

The Arts & Business Council is soliciting two separate submissions:

1)    a live 8-10 minute performance to be staged at the Summer Bash

and/or

2)    a 1-2 minute publicity video highlighting your organization that will be part of a longer loop that will be shown throughout Summer Bash on monitors.

Two performances will be selected and 8 videos. Those organizations selected will receive free tickets to the event and in some cases a ticket to our annual luncheon.

Deadline for submissions is MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 at 5pm.

 

PERFORMANCE ENTRIES

Your organization and performers will receive:
·      Free ticket to Summer Bash for all performers (includes free Rev Brew beer and food); one free ticket for an administrator from your organization
·      One ticket for an arts administrator to attend the A&BC Annual Luncheon in March 2019
·      A $200 stipend (total) to be paid directly to the performer(s)
·      Table space to put out your organization’s information (1 publicity piece)
·      Publicity through promotional e-blasts and social media posts
·      Exposure to and engagement with an interested and valuable audience of 75+ people

Performance parameters:

·      Work must be dance, performance art, movement, music, theater, spoken word, or another time-based live form.
·      8-10 minutes long or consist of pop-up one-on-ones or small group interactions throughout the evening
·      1-3 performers
·      Must be able to be staged either on a) a 14’ x 9’ stage, b) in floor area 14 x 12, or in the case of pop-up pieces c) allow for a variety of short interactions throughout the Rev Brew second floor space.
·      Cannot require extensive set-up. Any sound used must either be live or be able to plug into existing sound system. There will be one mic and stand for your use.
·      If your organization participated last year, you are not eligible for consideration this year.

 

PUBLICITY VIDEO ENTRIES

Organizations whose videos are selected will receive:
·      One free ticket to Summer Bash for an administrator from your organization
·      Table space to put out your organization’s information (1 publicity piece)
·      Exposure to and engagement with an interested and valuable audience of 75+ people 

Video submissions:

·      1-2 minutes in length
·      The name of your organization must be prominently displayed at the beginning and end of the video, as well as your website address.
·      Should be image driven since the sound will be turned off during event
·      Must be in .mp4 format
·      If your organization participated last year, you are not eligible for consideration unless the video is different from last year’s

 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Performance:

In the body of an email include:

·      A 40-word description of your organization to be used in our communications.
·      A description of the work that will be shown or performed.
·      A link to a video of similar work on Vimeo or YouTube or your organization’s website. If password protected, include password
·      A publicity photo (attach to email)

Send email to kyates@artsbiz-chicago.org
Put in the subject line: SUMMER BASH PERFORMANCE

Publicity Video:

In the body of an email include:

·      A 40-word description of your organization to be used in our communications
·      A link to the video you are submitting on Vimeo or YouTube or on your organization’s website. If password protected, include password.

Send email to  kyates@artsbiz-chicago.org
Put in the subject line: SUMMER BASH VIDEO

If you are submitting both a video and a performance work, send separate emails.

Deadline for submissions is MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 at 5pm. Notifications to those organizations selected will happen June 21-25.