Music On The Block/ARTWalk Alive!

2006

 

Open Call For Musicians

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

 

 

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 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.

 

 

Muse-a-thon /Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006/ARTWalk Alive!

All serve several purposes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

I   ELIGIBILITY

 

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,

     2006.

 

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.

 

II   EVENT LOCATION(S)

 

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.

 

III   CRITERIA

 

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:

 

Creativity

Artistic Merit

Flexibility with regard to weather

Appropriateness to the ARTWalk environment and its mission

            (Musicians are encouraged to interact with ARTWalk visitors.)

 

Muse-a-thon

Performance time will be two (2) hours, time to be determined: 5pm -7p.m.

 
Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006
Performance times will two (2) hours between 2:00PM � 4:00PM. 
 
ARTWalk Alive!

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. 

 

IV   ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE

 

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

4 pm.

Mail or deliver all entries to:     

ARTWalk Music On The Block RFP

%South East Area Coalition

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.)

     Applies to Music with Lyrics: If your work is selected, a written script or other materials will be requested to enable the sign language interpreters to do an artistic translation of your work.

 

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.

 

 

  1. There will be a panel of seven (7) jurors.  This panel of jurors will include NOTA residents, businesses, and arts professionals. Selected applicants may be asked, under the recommendations of the ARTWalk Music on the Block panel, to refine or modify their proposal to meet criteria.

 

  1.  Judy Binder will coordinate most aspects of these proposals, in her role as Music On The Block curator.

 

  1. RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS: Please include a self-addressed, postage paid package if return of submitted material is requested.

 

V   PAYMENT

 

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. 

 

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 Music On The Block e-mail: artwalk@rochester.rr.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

 

 

IX   DATES TO REMEMBER!

 

**Wednesday, April 5, 7PM

Informational public meeting at Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue first floor

 

Friday, April 21, 4 PM

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 Muse-a-thon and

Music On The Block, Summer Series 2006

 

Wednesday, May 31, 7 PM 

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)

 

Saturday, June 10, 10AM-12PM or 5:00PM-7:00PM

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 TBA

ARTWalk Site Location Orientation for ARTWalk Alive!

 

Sunday, September 17, 12PM � 4PM

ARTWalk Alive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 


Music On The Block

2006

AGREEMENT FORM

 

 

 

 

I/We/Name of Group ___________________________________, agree to the following:

                                    (Name)

 

 

    1. Keep the volume of music within the sound level parameters, or a reasonable level defined by community standard.

 

    1. Cooperate with police requests regarding public safety and other issues.

 

 

    1. Cooperate with requests from an ARTWalk representative regarding sound, public safety, and/or any other issues.

 

 

    1. FOR MUSE-A-THON PARTICIPANTS ONLY:

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.

 

 

Signed by:

 

Musician (Group Contact Person) ______________________________________

Email ________________________________ Phone # _____________________

 

                                                           

ARTWalk Representative ___________________________________________

 

Date _____________________________________________________________

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. 

 

___yes    ___no

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
APPLICATION:                Music On The Block

(Please print)                                       Open Call for Musicians

 

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

 

Street Address

 

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

      publicity

(  )  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

%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 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

 

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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