RESTON, VA — Reston Community Center is seeking performing arts groups of all ages and cultures for the 16th Annual Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston, Virginia.
Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2016. 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 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 June 24.