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Aug 13 2012

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How to Get A Winterfolk XI Gig

Three Ways to Get a Winterfolk Gig – Artistic Selection Committee – Online Submissions – Live Auditions

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Winterfolk XI – Feb 14 – 17, 2013

This year, Winterfolk will hire about 150 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists.

Play for Large Attentive and Appreciative Audiences

Many Artists Consider Winterfolk a Dream Gig

 

What Winterfolk brings to our Artists

We supply an good audience – Great to break in new territory!

Typically, we try to offer artists 2 – 3 paid performance opportunities during the Winterfolk weekend.

  • Remuneration will be based on budget considerations, which varies every year.
  • Sets may be scheduled as a combination of 45 minute sets, and additional shared spot as part of a workshop or seminar
  • Your products and CD’s will be offered for sale at the Winterfolk store.
  • Inclusion in Festival publicity and promotion such as –
  • Consideration for interviews and coverage on Radio, TV
  • Magazine and Newspaper Ads Flyers
  • Winterfolk Program Guide – 40,000 copies
  • Website Listings – bios and pictures posted on our website, and included in media releases
  • Press and industry will be alerted to your set time
  • Full access to Stage, Backstage, Hospitality privileges valid for the entire festival
  • Pass to attend private Artist parties and information session.

    Three Ways to Get a Winterfolk Gig – How we Select Our Talent

 

1. Artistic Director Committee

About 100 Artists Will Be Selected by Winterfolk Artistic Team

We have a team of three people on the AD committee, Beverly Kreller, Laura Fernandez, and Brian Gladstone, who decide on the talent as a group. The AD committee will select and hire approximately 100 known artists based on a variety of criteria, for which the top level consideration is artists that best fit the festival programming themes. (This varies every year). Although we hire artists from at least four provinces or territories outside Ontario, our focus is on southern Ontario talent. We look for topical artists who are working hard to perfect their artform, and especially those who are creating a ‘buzz’ within the roots community, filling their calendars, generating some publicity, and getting their name out there. Other considerations include emerging talent, creativity, originality, potential draw, etc. Artists of interest will be contacted prior to Nov 30, 2012.

2. Apply online or by mail

10 Artists will be Hired from Submissions –

Artists can apply for auditions online through Sonicbids . ( If you don't have a Sonicbids account, you can open a free account when submitting to this opportunity).   MAIL: Send press kit to – Winterfolk XI Submission, The Association of Artists For A Better World, 182-4936 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2N-6S3, and mark the envelope with 'Winterfolk Submission', accompanied with $15.00. Local artists can submit, but we suggest you apply for a audition – details are below. Or, you can do both.

3. Apply For Live Auditions

There is no cost to Apply for Auditions. 10 Artists will be hired from 5 live auditions.

 Apply to Audition –  This year, Winterfolk will hire about 120 artists. The artistic selection process will be similar to previous years, and below is a description of how we select our artists. See also – How Winterfolk Selects Artists , What Winterfolk Offers Artists

2 in Toronto, 2 in Oakville, and 1 in Stouffville – 10 Artists will be hired from live Auditions

Artists can again audition live at select venues in various Ontario cities. There is no cost to audition to Winterfolk and two artists will be hired at each of the venues listed. Artist selection will be based on a combination of voting by the audience and the Winterfolk jury/representatives at each event. Artists will be encouraged to bring their fans friends to cheer them on. Artists will once again audition live at select venues in various Ontario cities. There is no cost to audition to Winterfolk and two artists will be hired at each of the venues listed. Artist selection will be based on a combination of voting by the audience and the Winterfolk jury/representatives at each event. Artists will be encouraged to bring their fans friends to cheer them on.

Date

City

Time

Venue

Address

Sunday Oct 28, 2012 Toronto 2:00 PM Monarchs Pub, in the Delta Chelsea Hotel. 33 Gerrard St. W, at Yonge, 7 minute walk S. of College Subway
Sunday Nov 4, 2012 Oakville 2:00 PM Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr St., Oakville
Sunday Nov 11, 2012 Stouffville 2:00 PM Buggy's Diner 6298 Main Street, Stouffville
Sunday Nov 18, 2012 Toronto 2:00 PM Monarchs Pub, in the Delta Chelsea Hotel. 33 Gerrard St. W, at Yonge, 7 minute walk S. of College Subway
Sunday Nov 25, 2012 Oakville 2:00 PM Moonshine Cafe 137 Kerr St., Oakville

Apply to Audition

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