RESTON, VA — Reston Community Center is seeking performing arts groups of all ages and cultures for the 18th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Reston’s historic Lake Anne Plaza.
Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2018. Interested groups or individuals should fill out an Entertainment Application Form, available at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/reston-multicultural-festival.
All applications should include audio/video examples of the group’s work. To accommodate as many applicants as possible, selection will be made on the basis of the materials submitted rather than requiring auditions. Materials must include recent samples of representative work by the individual or group applying.
Submissions will be reviewed by the festival’s entertainment committee. Criteria used to evaluate them will include artistic merit, production values, evidence of authentic traditions and forms of specific cultures, and general merit of the performance to the festival. Performance styles can be specific to a particular religious orientation but should not be used to proselytize or overtly promote any one faith over another.
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a family-oriented event and material performed shall be suitable for all ages and free of any content that would be inappropriate for a diverse, multicultural and multigenerational audience. Special consideration will be given to Reston-based organizations. Artists selected for the Multicultural Festival will be notified by July 9.
In addition to entertainers, entry forms are also available in the following categories:
- Arts Vendors: Applications due July 6, 2018
- Community Organizations Applications due July 20, 2018
- Food Vendors Applications due July 13, 2018
All forms and guidelines may be found at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf.
Visual artists who wish to participate in the Multicultural Festival art exhibit, Art Mirrors Culture, should check www.restoncommunitycenter.com for more information. The Call for Entries. Entry forms will be due in late August.
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