APICC is now accepting entries for USAAF 2017

USAAF 2017 - CALL FOR FESTIVAL ENTRIES

The Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center of San Francisco announces a call for entries for the 20th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Threading Resilience. Please read the following sections completely and carefully.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES | APICC is currently reviewing bodies of work for its 20th annual United States of Asian America Festival (USAAF) occurring in May 2017. Individual artists, arts groups, and arts organizations are welcome to submit applications for full-length arts event productions (i.e., a minimum of 45 minutes of performance time) occurring within the city and county San Francisco during May 2017.

FESTIVAL THEME | Subject(s) of your program(s) and/or event(s) should focus on themes related to Pacific Islander and Asian American themes and culture, connecting specifically to this year’s theme of Threading Resilience:

- How has identity and visibility for APIs in art and politics evolved and where are themes of identity heading?
- What intersections and collaborations in art, identity, and politics have shaped, connected, and strengthened our communities amidst forces of oppression in mainstream culture and media?
- How have we utilized placemaking for our community throughout history and today? What will it take to ensure the collective survival of these spaces for future generations?

Direct link to submission form: https://apiculturalcenter.wufoo.com/forms/usaaf-2017


DEADLINE & SUBMISSION FORMAT | ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE AT 11:59PM ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017. No late submissions will be accepted. All files must be submitted through the online submission form.

If you have any problems with this submission form, please contact APICC's Artistic Director Melanie Elvena directly at entries@apiculturalcenter.org. NO phone, post-mail, or in-person submissions will be accepted. Incomplete or incorrectly formatted submissions will also NOT be accepted.

Students and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The selected and wait-listed artists or groups will be contacted by email by Monday, January 30, 2017. If you do not hear back from us by that date, we strongly encourage you to apply again next year.

 

 

USAAF SUPPORTS | All mediums of art and culture (e.g., theater, storytelling, stand-up comedy, dance, performance art, solo performance, literary, culinary, panel discussion, workshop, music, visual art exhibition, performance poetry, film, spoken word, variety showcase, multimedia productions, multi-art productions, etc).


USAAF DOES NOT FUND | Benefits and fundraisers. Events not open or accessible to the general public. Events occurring outside of the city and county of San Francisco.*

*Artists or groups producing an event in the greater Bay Area may apply for marketing support via the Supported by APICC award level. However, the artist/group will not be eligible for funding.


LEVELS OF SUPPORT | Selected artists or groups will be invited participate in USAAF and will receive one of the following three levels of support:

Supported by APICC: Up to 10 artists or groups will be selected.

  • Your event will be featured in the USAAF print calendar (sent to over 7,500 people in the Bay Area) and online calendar.
  • Participants in this category may present anywhere in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Sponsored by APICC: Up to 10 artists or groups will be selected

  • Your event will be featured in the USAAF print calendar (sent to over 7,500 people in the Bay Area) and online calendar.
  • Receive local publicity support in the form of email marketing, press releases, event announcement posts, and social media marketing.
  • The APICC website will include a special section showcasing the artist or group and their work, featuring links back to the artist or group’s website.
  • APICC will provide $500 for artist fees.
  • APICC will run box office for your ticketed event: online presale tickets and day-of-event box office.The artist/group will receive 90% of box office income.**
  • Up to 4 hours of technical assistance consultation in 2 of the following areas: fundraising, fiscal sponsorship, Internet media/social networking, organizational capacity, and event production.
  • Participants in this category may present anywhere in the City and County of San Francisco.

Presented by APICC: Up to 10 artists or groups will be selected.

  • Your event will be featured in the USAAF print calendar (sent to over 7,500 people in the Bay Area) and online calendar.
  • Receive local publicity support in the form of email marketing, press releases, event announcement posts, and social media marketing.
  • The APICC website will include a special section showcasing the artist or group and their work, featuring links back to the artist or group’s website.
  • APICC will provide $1,000 for artist fees.
  • APICC will pay for venue rental up to $650.
  • APICC will pay for one technician for the show up to $150.
  • APICC will run box office for your ticketed event: online presale tickets and day-of-event box office. The artist/group will receive 75% of box office income.**
  • Up to 4 hours of technical assistance consultation in 2 of the following areas: fundraising, fiscal sponsorship, Internet media/social networking, organizational capacity, and event production.
  • APICC will assist participants in this category to book their event at one of San Francisco’s cultural centers (i.e., SOMArts, African American Arts and Culture Complex, Bayview Opera House, or Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts).

Note: Money received from APICC can only be used to reimburse artistic or technical fees. To receive the sponsorship amount, the artist or group must submit an invoice and canceled checks for fees paid to artists. You may invoice APICC for an advance of 25% of your award upon signing of the contract. For Sponsored by APICC awardees, venue must be secured with proof of executed rental contract before advance can be made.

**APICC will provide box office support and staffing to ticketed events only. Donation-based events will be marketed as free in the USAAF calendar.


ELIGIBILITY | To be eligible for the Supported by APICC award, the artist or group MUST be able to:

(a) Book and confirm a venue anywhere in the broader San Francisco Bay Area for the event (occurring May 2016) no later than Friday, February 10, 2017.

(b) Pay for all production costs (including venue rental) on their own.

(c) Produce their own event (i.e., including managing, executing, and paying for all production, creative, technical, promotional, etc. responsibilities).


To be eligible for the Sponsored by APICC award, the artist or group MUST be able to:

(a) Book and confirm a venue anywhere in the broader San Francisco Bay Area for the event (occurring May 2016) no later than Friday, February 10, 2017.

(b) Pay for all production costs (including venue rental) on their own.

(c) Produce their own event (i.e., including managing, executing, and paying for all production, creative, technical, promotional, etc. responsibilities).


To be eligible for the Presented by APICC award, events must:

(a) occur at one of the cultural centers in San Francisco. APICC will assist “Presented by APICC” awardees in reserving the performance time/date and contracting with the cultural centers.

(b) The awardee is responsible for booking and paying for rehearsal times and for paying for all other production costs.

(c) Other than booking a venue, the awardee is responsible for producing the event (i.e., including managing, executing, and paying for all production, creative, technical, promotional, etc. responsibilities).

Note: Please keep in mind that the Presented by APICC award is the most competitive.


QUESTIONS | If you have any questions about this application, the festival, or APICC, please visit our website at www.apiculturalcenter.org or e-mail Artistic Director Melanie Elvena at entries@apiculturalcenter.org.


APPLICATION WORKSHOPS | If you would like to run your program and/or event proposal by APICC’s staff before submitting your application or have more questions about the festival and its application process, please sign up for assistance sessions: dates TBD.

 

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