Opportunity: Aerowaves #Twenty21 Open Call
Where: Elefsina, Greece
When: 6 – 9 May 2021
Deadline: 16 September 2020, at 12:00 CEST
Online Application: Application form and information.
Description Of Opportunity:
Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe with a network of partners in 33 countries. The network is looking for the next Twenty talented emerging choreographers based in geographical Europe.
You can now apply to become a Twenty21 artist for the opportunity to have your work presented at the Spring Forward festival next year in Elefsina (Greece) on 6 – 9 May 2021, and also by 27 of our partners around Europe.
IMPORTANT RULE CHANGE
As usual, previous Aerowaves applicants, successful or unsuccessful, may apply again – but not with the same work.
However, anyone that submitted a work in 2019 may apply again with that same work (or a new one) in 2020, due to the exceptional circumstances brought about by Covid-19.
Sounds interesting? Read more about it and apply.
Deadline: 16 September at 12pm CEST.
How To Apply:
- Read the eligibility criteria thoroughly before putting your application together
- Get your application in as early as possible
- Give yourself plenty of time to upload your video to Vimeo – technical hitches cause stress, especially at the last minute!
- Make sure the video of the work you are submitting is of the highest possible quality and correct length
- Let your national Aerowaves representatives know that you are applying and invite them to see your performance live
PROVIDING YOUR VIDEO ON VIMEO
- Please upload your video to Vimeo (preferably in HD) and include the link in your application form. If you have a Vimeo Plus account please enable ‘download’ in the settings so we can download it. If you don’t then upload a version to Vimeo that is less than 500MB (to avoid paying a subscription), and send a bigger file (if available) via a service like We Transfer, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ideal dimensions are 1920 x 1080 in HD, but please try to keep your file to under 2GB. There must be a version of the work online, and we must also have a copy on file
- Use the privacy settings if you do not wish it to be public, but include the password in your application form
- Please include a 100 word statement about the work in the description box of your Vimeo upload – it can include factual and contextual information about the work (also include this 100 word statement and a 100 word biography in the notes section of the application form).
- We use your Vimeo links to share with Aerowaves Partners before our Annual Meeting in October – so that they can do their homework!
TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR VIDEO
Since our selection process is assisted by watching a video recording, it’s really important that you think about how your work will come across.
- The video should be a fairly simple record of a public performance of the work from beginning to end
- If you are applying with an edited version of a longer work, the video you provide must be of the shortened version. This version must be available for performance
- It should include close-ups and wide shots – think about how best to represent the work in terms of details / angles / capturing the scale
- Promotional videos are not acceptable, nor are videos of any work other than the one with which you are applying to Aerowaves
- Please try and keep the size of the file to under 2GB
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