The Living Loop Performing Arts Festival Application

HCL-Title-CardWe are accepting applications for performers and performances wishing to be considered for participation in a new festival to take place in the Loop, in the Summer of 2014. The mission of the festival, presented by Chicago Loop Alliance and High Concept Laboratories,  is to showcase Chicago’s diverse performing arts community in the heart of the city. The event will showcase a dynamic series of weekly performances in site-specific locations throughout the Loop. We’re looking for exemplary performers and performances to participate in this one-of-a-kind inaugural festival, featuring one performance each week for a total of twelve weeks June-August 2014.

The purpose of the festival is not only to engage a wide range of audiences in the performing arts,  but also to create exposure for participating companies, offering opportunities for participants to gain new audiences. In addition to the performances themselves, a large promotional campaign will be launched to spotlight not only the festival itself, but each of the participants. Through social media, a festival-specific website and onsite audience liaisons, viewers will be able to obtain more information about the participating artists.

The deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2014.

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Application Information

-We are looking for performances in all disciplines in all forms- including but not limited to music, theatre, literature, dance, conceptual performance, puppetry, etc.

-Work that has staging flexibility is encouraged

-Production equipment and staffing will be provided for each piece

- Our production team will work individually with each featured artist in the festival to find a dynamic way to showcase each participants work, this includes site selection and production consultation.

-We welcome ideas about the site-specific staging of work, although we cannot guarantee we will be available to accommodate your suggestions.

-A $500 stipend and extensive visibility will be provided each of the 12 participating performances

-Submissions must be appropriate for a broad public audience, uses of profanity and nudity are prohibited in participating projects. If you have any material that you feel may be considered “questionable” please note it in your application.