Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Artistic Blind Dates for the Source Festival

Artistic Blind Dates

Up to 9 artists from any discipline will be selected and teamed up in three groups of three for “artistic blind dates”. Five months later, they reveal what they’ve created and engage the audience in a dialogue about their artistic process. Artists will receive grants up to $250 per person. Please see below for eligibility requirements.

Submit an application to participate in the Artistic Blind Dates here.

All submissions must be submitted online by 5 p.m., EST, October 4, 2011.


Applicants for the Full-Length Play Director positions, and for the Artistic Blind Dates must be residents of the greater Washington region defined as: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, the District of Columbia; Cities of Falls Church & Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun Counties in Virginia. Actors, designers, crew and playwrights submitting 10-Minute plays have no specific residency requirements—though it’s worth noting that the Festival does not provide travel or housing for participating artists.


When selecting Full-Length Play directors and Artistic Blind Date Participants, the Source Festival staff and Advisory Panel will consider application based upon the following criteria:
• Artistic merit of past work
• Innovation and originality of past work
• Capacity to engage in meaningful collaboration with other artists
• Capacity for significant career advancement through participation in the Source Festival

Resources and Support Open House

Learn more about the application process for Source Festival, Mead Theatre Lab Program and Flashpoint Gallery, plus programs and services on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 10 a.m. – noon, at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001.

Online Chats
Talk live online with Festival Producer, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Flashpoint's Director of Performing Arts on Wednesday, September 21, noon – 1 p.m. Click here for Source Festival chat room.

Office Hours
Need one-on-one advice? Email jenny@culturaldc.org with questions or to set-up a phone or walk-in appointment.

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