Summer Bash - Call for Entries

This year our Summer Bash (Tuesday, July 18, 6-8pm at Rev 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. Our new Executive Director Kristin Larsen will speak about the next phase of A&BC’s development in Chicago, and we will highlight a corporation who has been a vigorous participant in our On BOARD and Business Volunteers for the Arts programs.

Our arts clients have the opportunity to be showcased at Summer Bash through three 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.

Here is how your organization can be represented.

The Arts & Business Council is soliciting two separate submissions:

  1. A live 6-10 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 a monitor.

Performance and videos will be selected based on space considerations and to highlight the range of A&BC clients. Three performances will be selected and 10 videos. Deadline for submissions is MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017 at 5pm.

PERFORMANCE ENTRIES

Your organization and performers will receive:

  • $200 per group for performers
  • Free ticket to event for all performers (includes free Rev Brew beer and food); one free ticket for an administrator from your organization
  • $200 in credit toward participation in one of A&BC’s training for arts organizations (On BOARD or Business Volunteers for the Arts)
  • Table space to put out your organization’s information (1 publicity piece)
  • Exposure to and engagement with an interested and valuable audience of 60+ people

Performance parameters:

  • Work must be dance, performance art, movement, music, theater, spoken word, or another time-based live form.
  • 6-10 minutes long or consist of pop-up one-on-one or small group interactions throughout the evening
  • 1-4 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

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 60+ 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 more image driven than narrative driven
  • Must be in .mp4 format

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 26, 2017 at 5pm. Notifications to those organizations selected will happen June 30-July 5.