Dances on the Avenue/ARTWalk Alive!




Open Call For Dancers/Dance Groups/Creative Movers


There are four separate applications available for spoken word, dance, music and visual

artists for the ARTWalk Alive! 2006 event.





ARTWalk Background



ARTWalk is an interactive, outdoor museum that runs along University Avenue in the

Neighborhood of the Arts. ARTWalk�s mission is to foster, create and maintain a

designated distinctive public walkway connecting art�s destinations and cultural centers

in the neighborhood, in order to provide an environment that encourages increased

exposure to a variety of artistic experiences while strengthening the community.

ARTWalk is pleased to announce an invitation for dance entries to be performed at

ARTWalk Alive! 2005 on Sunday, September 17, 2006 from 12:00PM � 4:00 PM as

part of an annual multi-arts event. Any individual, company or group of performers who

or which resides in the Greater Rochester eight-county region may submit entries.




ARTWalk Alive!

serves several purposes:


      To raise community awareness of ARTWalk and its mission

      To showcase the arts, especially performance art

      To raise income for ARTWalk projects for use throughout the year

      To build community among diverse groups and throughout the neighborhood



ARTWalk Alive! 2006 will showcase spoken word, music, dance and visual arts.






1. Residents of Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming and

Yates counties are invited to enter. Students attending local schools within the eight county area are considered residents.


2. All forms of creative movement expressions are encouraged, including but not limited

to; contemporary, ethnic, ballet, modern, lyrical, tap, folk or non-traditional dance such as

cycling, rock climbing, rollerblading or rappelling.


3. Up to eight (8) entries will be selected to perform at ARTWalk Alive! on September

17, 2006.





Tentative sites for dance are:


1. In the playground at University Ave. and Merriman St. (including play area, grass

area and basketball court)


2. In the street/sidewalk on University Ave. between Merriman St. and Oxford St.

Please note that there will be no stages or tents set up on these areas. Sidewalks, streets

on ARTWalk and adjoining areas provide the stages for performance. During ARTWalk

Alive! University Avenue will be closed to traffic between Atlantic Avenue and

Portsmouth Terrace.





All entries will be judged on the following criteria:


      Creativity (Dancers are encouraged to create site appropriate work utilizing the ARTWalk environment, but this is not a requirement)

      Artistic Merit

      Flexibility with regard to weather

      Appropriateness to the ARTWalk environment and its mission


(Dancers are encouraged to interact with ARTWalk visitors.)

Performance pieces must be a minimum of five (5) minutes and maximum of ten

(10) minutes long. Selected dance companies or dancers may be invited to participate in

the finale.





ARTWalk Alive! ENTRIES must be received by JUNE 16, 2006 at 4 PM.

Mail or deliver all entries to:

Dances On The Avenue RFP-ARTWalk Alive! 2006

c/o South East Area Coalition

1045 South Clinton Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620


A. All entrants must submit the following items:


      A WELL LABELED VHS videotape or DVD of previous work, or dance to

be performed (cued appropriately).

      A short description of your proposed performance,

      Completed application (final page of this document),

      Names of dancers for program notes and/or publicity,

      A 50 word (or less) description of lyrics and/or your group for program notes

and/or publicity.

      A list of equipment/materials you will provide and use during this event,

including costumes, props, live music or CD, etc.


B. The up to eight (8) ARTWalk Alive! selected entrants will be notified

by July 3rd, 2006.


C. ARTWalk does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of any material

submitted for this contest.


D. There will be a panel of seven (7) jurors. This panel of jurors will include

Neighborhood of the Arts residents, businesses, and arts professionals. Selected

applicants may be asked, under the recommendations of the ARTWalk Dances on

the Avenue V panel, to refine or modify their proposal to meet criteria.


E. Danielle Fraenkel and Thomas Warfield will coordinate most aspects of these

proposals, in their roles as Dances on the Avenue V curators.


F. RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS: Please include a self-addressed, postage paid

package if return of submitted material is requested.





No monies are available at the present. A small honorarium may become available to

each application (not per person) that participates in ARTWalk Alive! ARTWalk will

promote this event and the selected entrant�s name will be mentioned in the program.

ARTWalk is working towards appropriate funding for future programs.





Participating dancers and choreographers assume all responsibility for any and all

costumes and props, the selection of music and for ensuring that everyone involved in

their piece participates in the dance rehearsals (e.g., dress rehearsal on the street,

September 17, 2006), and in the performance on Sunday, September 18, 2005.

ARTWalk takes no responsibility and holds no liability for injury, damage or loss of

property to any persons during these performance times and events.





ARTWalk will retain the right to use photographs or videotaped images of performers

and artists rehearsing or in performance for publicity and other non-commercial purposes.




If you have any questions about Dances On The Avenue V e-mail:, write to ARTWalk, PO Box 10373, Rochester, NY 14610 or

leave a message at (585) 234-6670. This Request for Proposals and Application is also

available at the above address or on the web at






Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM

Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University First floor


Friday, April 21, 4PM

Deadline for Muse�a�thon and Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 completed submissions.


Friday, May 5

Notification of panel�s selected entries for Dances on the Avenue


Wednesday, May 31, 7PM

Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue 3rd floor for ARTWalk Alive! Applicants only ( April 21st is deadline for Dances on the Avenue )


Saturday, June 10, 10AM � 12PM, or 5:30PM�7:30PM (TBD)

Muse � a � thon, ARTwalk�s fundraiser walkathon


Friday, June 16, 4PM

Deadline for ARTWalk Alive! Completed submissions


Monday, July 3

Notification of panel�s selected entries for ARTWalk Alive!


Saturday, September 16, time TBD

Artwalk Site Location Orientation for ARTWalk Alive!


Sunday, September 17, 12PM�4PM

ARTWalk Alive!

































Dances on the Avenue V

at ARTWalk Alive!

(Please print)


Open Call for Dancers


Name of Group


(Contact) First Name Middle Initial Last Name


Street Address


City, State, ZIP Code County


Home Telephone Other Telephone E-mail Address


Do you: __ need electricity __ prefer it but can perform without __ do not use it


CHECKLIST (Please make sure to include the following with your submission)

( ) WELL LABELED Slides, Photographs, CD ROM, JPG File, VHS Videotape or DVD of

previous works in a sturdy package

( ) Short description of your proposed performance

( ) Completed application form (this page)

( ) A list of equipment you will be using during the event

( ) A 50 word (or less) description of you and/or your group for the program notes

( ) Name(s) of artist(s) for the program and/or publicity

( ) A self addressed postage paid package if return of submitted materials is requested

( ) OPTIONAL INFORMATION: Sometimes the press asks us to suggest artists to be

interviewed. Please attach a list of (or partial list of) performers including age and hometown

if you wish to be considered.

( ) OPTIONAL: I am/we are interested in rehearsing and performing in the grand finale.


ARTWalk Alive! entries by Fri, June 16, 4 pm.

Submit applications to:

Dances on the Avenue RFP-ARTWalk Alive! 2006

c/o South East Area Coalition

1045 South Clinton Ave.

Rochester, NY 14620

(Please contact ARTWalk, not SEAC, with any questions regarding this RFP. Additional

Applications and other RFP info available at the ARTWalk web site: or call 585-234-6670)

ARTWalk is not responsible for errors or omissions in this RFP.