Open Call For Musicians
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 arts 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 entries to perform at various sites along ARTWalk during June, July, August and September 2006. Any individual player, band, or other music ensemble that resides in the Greater Rochester eight-county region may submit entries.
As part of this application process approximately 16-20 ENTRIES will be invited to perform at Muse-a-thon, a fundraiser walkathon for ARTWalk, to be held on Saturday, June 10, 2006. All Muse-a-thon performers will have the opportunity to play for two (2) hours at their own performance site. Selected entries for all events will be mentioned in promotional materials.
All serve several purposes:
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 styles of musical expression, both instrumental and/or vocal, composed and/or improvised, are encouraged, including but not limited to classical, pop/rock, folk, jazz, contemporary, etc. ARTWalk envisions community supportive music that the random passerby could selectively enjoy or reasonably tune out. Some music would be acoustic. Any electronic equipment or amplification used would be for the purpose of creating sound rather than reinforcing sound.
3. Four (4) to eight (8) entries will be selected to perform each for forty-five (45) minutes
sometime between 12:00PM � 4:00PM at ARTWalk Alive! on Sunday, September 17,
4. An additional number of entries will be selected to perform for Music On The Block, Summer
Series 2006 on designated Saturdays between 2:00PM � 4:00PM during June, July,
August and September.
5. Approximately 16-20 ENTRIES will be selected to perform for Muse-a-thon, ARTWalk�s
fundraiser walkathon, on Saturday, June 10, 2006, time yet to be determined: either
10 a.m.-12 p.m. OR 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tentative sites for two (2) music performance areas are in the public right-of way adjacent to:
1. Starry Nites Cafe, corner of Atlantic and University Avenues,
2. Craft Company No. 6, 785 University Avenue,
Additional sites & performing locations along the Muse-a-thon walkathon route will be assigned to performers when they are notified of their selected entry.
Please note that there will be no stages or tents set up in 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 musician(s) must supply all equipment used for performance. Limited electricity will be available at Starry Nites Caf�, Craft Company No. 6, Writers & Books and a few locations along the June 10th walkathon route.
All entries will be judged on the following criteria:
� Artistic Merit
� Flexibility with regard to weather
� Appropriateness to the ARTWalk environment and its mission
(Musicians are encouraged to interact with ARTWalk visitors.)
Performance time will be two (2) hours, time to be determined: 5pm -7p.m.
Performance time will be forty-five (45) minutes, sometime between 12:00PM � 4:00PM, with an additional fifteen (15) minutes for set up/take down.
Muse-a-thon and Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 ENTRIES must be received by April 21, 2006 at 4 pm. ARTWalk Alive! ENTRIES must be received by June 16, 2006 at
Mail or deliver all entries to:
ARTWalk Music On The Block RFP
1045 South Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
A. All entrants must submit the following items:
� A description of you and/or your group for program notes and/or publicity, in 50 words or less starting with your name and written in the third person ("he," "she" or "they," NOT "I" or "we"). (Example: Brick Wall, a new trio, consists of flutist Ginger Snapp, tuba player Albrecht "Oompah" Schmidt, and lyricist/singer Ivy Snow. They play a concoction of French chamber concertos and German band music. Snow's lyrics, declaimed in her trademark smoker's vibrato, manage to convey teen-age angst through silly, Seussian rhymes.)
B. Muse-a-thon and Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 selected entrants will be notified by May 5, 2006. 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 these open calls.
A $50.00 honorarium is available to each application (not per person) that participates in ARTWalk Alive!
During Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 musicians are welcome to put out a hat and receive any donations offered by the public. They may also promote the sale of their CD�s.
During Muse-a-thon musicians are invited to sell Cds provided that 25% of their proceeds are donated to ARTWalk. If you plan to sell Cds a $25.00 registration deposit check, made payable to ARTWalk, is required. Financial matters will be settled on 6/10/06, at a location to be announced, at the end of the event. The $25.00 registration deposit will be refunded at that time. The $25.00 registration deposit will be considered a donation if not claimed that day. If you do not plan to sell Cds the $25.00 deposit is not required.
VI MUSICIANS� RESPONSIBILITY
Participating musicians assume all responsibility for any and all instruments, stands and other equipment they bring to ARTWalk Alive!, Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006, or Muse-a-thon. 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 Music On The Block 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
Muse-a-thon/ Music On The Block/ ARTWalk Alive! 2006
Deadline for Muse-a-thon and Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006
Notification of panel�s selected entries for Muse-a-thon and
Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006
Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue 3rd floor for ARTWalk Alive! applicants only (April 21st is deadline for Summer Series and Muse-a-thon)
Music On The Block
I/We/Name of Group ___________________________________, agree to the following:
Please check one:
__ We DO NOT plan to sell CD�s during Muse-a-thon.
__ We DO plan to sell CD�s during Muse-a-thon and we agree to donate 25% of
our proceeds to ARTWalk.
Musician (Group Contact Person) ______________________________________
Email ________________________________ Phone # _____________________
ARTWalk Representative ___________________________________________
Performance Date Preferences
Music On The Block
Name of Group_________________________ Contact Person______________________
Home Phone________________ Other_________________ Email___________________
Performance dates for Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 are on Saturdays between 2:00PM � 4:00PM throughout the summer beginning June 17th and ending September 9th.
Please indicate by number (1-5), in order of preference, five dates, in addition to the
Muse-a-thon date of June 10th, on which you would be available to perform at Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006. Also indicate if you/your group would be willing to fill a vacant slot, if for some unexpected reason, there would be a last minute cancellation.
ARTWalk will assign selected groups up to four performance dates based on your preferences indicated below.
Available performance dates for Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006 are:
___June 17 ___June 24
___July 1, ___July 8, ___July 15, ___July 22, ___July 29,
___August 5, ___August 12, ___August 19, ___August 26,
___September 2, ___September 9
___No Preferences. Any date would work.
Please number from one (1) to five (5), in order of preference the dates on which you wish to perform. Write �NO� next to dates on which it is impossible for you to perform.
I/We/Name of Group _______________________________________________would be willing to fill a vacant slot if there would be a last minute cancellation.
I am (We are) applying for: ___Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006
___ARTWalk Alive! Sunday, 9/17/2006
___Muse-a-thon Saturday, 6/10/2006
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 play without ___ do not use it
CHECKLIST (Please make sure to include the following with your submission)
( ) A WELL LABELED tape or CD(no mp3) of your music in a sturdy package
( ) Short description of your proposed performance
( ) Completed application form **(this page)
( ) A 50-word (or less) description of you and/or your group for program notes and/or
( ) Names of musicians for program notes and/or publicity
( ) ARTWalk�s Agreement Form signed by musician or representative **not q\attqched
( ) Music On The Block Performance Date Preferences Sheet **not q\attqched
( ) FOR MUSE-A-THON APPLICANTS ONLY: (Check one)
___ We DO NOT plan to sell CD�s during Muse-a-thon.
___ We DO plan to sell CD�s during Muse-a-thon and we agree to donate 25% of our
proceeds to ARTWalk. Enclosed is a $25.00 registration deposit check, made payable
to ARTWalk. (See V PAYMENT)
( ) A self-addressed postage paid package if return of submitted materials is requested
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
All Muse-a-Thon and Summer Series entries by April 21, 2006 at 4pm,
ARTWalk Alive! entries by Fri, June 16, 4 pm.
Submit applications to
ARTWalk Music On The Block RFP
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 printed RFP
June 10, 2006
ARTWalk Muse-A-Thon Musician�s cds record of sale
(Finances will be settled on Saturday, June 10 at a location to be announced at the end of the event.)
Items sold (not required) amount
TOTAL SALES (required) $___________
25% of total sales (amount due ARTWalk) $___________
Less $25.00 deposit $___________
Balance due Musician(s) $___________
Additional donation to ARTWalk (not required but appreciated) $___________
NOTE: any deposits unclaimed at the end of the event on 6/10 will be considered a donation to ARTWalk. THANK YOU for you pARTicipation!
ARTWalk@rochester.rr.com, 234-6670, www.rochesterARTWalk.org