Call for Proposals: 2019 / 2020 CSA Performance Series
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: October 14, 2018
We are currently closed for submissions for our Community Supported Art (CSA) program, an exciting subscription series that supports local artists in the creation of new work and establishes new relationships with local patrons. The 2019/2020 CSA Program: The Theatrical Design Pool submission will open around the same time.
Based on the Community Supported Agriculture model, our CSA series allows patrons to support local artists by purchasing a ‘share’ and in turn receive access to fresh, new works of art. Over the course of the next few months, we will select up to eight performing artists of any genre (including theater, dance, music, spoken word, performance art, etc.) through a competitive application process. Additionally, we will choose up to eight theatrical design applicants (of any discipline, including scenic, lighting, sound, projection, and costume design) to participate in a theatrical design pool for exclusive paid positions and collaboration with CSA Performing Artists.
This project is designed for emerging and mid-career artists in pursuit of professional performance opportunities. Applicants must be actively engaged in the process of creating new work and be able to provide examples of original work performed within the last 2 years.
Artists working on the project must reside in the Western Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, or Westmoreland and have intentions of remaining in the area.
Artists with commercial representation or label affiliation are not eligible to apply. • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Applicants will not be ruled ineligible if they are enrolled in a post-secondary education program; however, participation in the program will require specific time commitments, which should be considered when applying.
Only proposals submitted through the online form will be reviewed.
Proposals for performance work should be in the range of 45-60 minutes. Proposals for 20-30 minute works will be accepted but may be paired with other to create a full evening-length performance. Please do not submit multiple short works on the same application.
In order to allow as many performers as possible access to the program, lead artists selected for the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 Performance Series may not apply. Designers chosen for the 2016/2017 or 2017/2018 technical design pool may reapply for the 2018/2019 season.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with particular questions.
All applications must adhere to the work sample guidelines found on page 5.
Selected performance artist applicants will receive
- A $3,500 stipend (paid one month prior to the performance date)
- Two evening performances (Thursday and Friday)
- Rehearsal dates on the main stage prior to the performance day
- Two theater technicians (deck hand, lighting or sound operator, etc.)
- Access to the rehearsal hall during agreed upon times in the month prior to your dates
- Professional documentation of your performance (still photography and raw video footage)
Selected technical theater applicants will receive
- Listing in the preferred designer network, from which CSA performance artists can hire for design services with funds allocated for exclusive use within the network
- Promotion throughout the New Hazlett network
- Opportunities to grow relationship with emerging professional artists
(Please note: the online submission form saves automatically, so we advise you to draft your responses ahead of time in a separate app using the files below.)
For more information about the application process please contact Bill Rodgers at email@example.com.