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 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.
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
II EVENT LOCATION(S)
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
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
IV ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
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
� 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.
VI DANCERS� RESPONSIBILITY
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.
VII ARCHIVAL DISCLOSURE
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.
VIII CONTACT INFORMATION
If you have any questions about Dances On The Avenue V e-mail:
email@example.com, 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 www.rochesterARTWalk.org
IX DATES TO REMEMBER!
Wednesday, April 5, 7 PM
Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University First floor
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
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
Deadline for ARTWalk Alive! Completed submissions
Notification of panel�s selected entries for ARTWalk Alive!
Dances on the Avenue V
at ARTWalk Alive!
Open Call for Dancers
Name of Group
(Contact) First Name Middle Initial Last Name
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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
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:
http://www.rochesterartwalk.org or call 585-234-6670)
ARTWalk is not responsible for errors or omissions in this RFP.