Submissions for the FIRST PERSON ARTS FESTIVAL (November 8-18, 2012) are currently being accepted. Please note that the deadline has been extended to March 30! First Person Arts (FPA) is a Philadelphia arts organization dedicated to the development and presentation of memoir and documentary art. Throughout the year FPA produces twice-monthly storytelling competitions called StorySlams, community engagement programs using a signature StoryCircle format, educational programming, and the First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art. Held annually, the First Person Festival is the only festival of its kind, dedicated to presenting multidisciplinary works of art based on real-life experience. Now in its eleventh year, the Festival features presentations and performances by both well-known and emerging artists in all media including theater, literature, music, visual art, dance, film, and storytelling. For more information and to complete the application, please visit their website.
Artists with a documentary or memoir work who would like to be considered for inclusion in the Festival, can apply for two levels:
1) MAINSTAGE – The Programming team at FPA will select up to thirty
performances, exhibitions, and films that will occupy the Mainstage
spaces at the Festival (a small 60-seat cabaret, a 100-seat black box,
several gallery spaces, and a 200-seat black box). Selection will be
complete by June 1.
If you would like to submit a performance or exhibition that has been
previously produced and is ready to travel, please e-mail details of
when and where a member of our Programming team can see your work to Liz Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. If that is not possible, please
send work samples to:
First Person Arts
1 South Broad St. 17th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
2) FIRST PERSON ARTS RAW – FPA develops 3-4 new
performances/exhibitions each year. FPA provides one developmental
workshop, a performance venue or gallery, basic technical support,
publicity support and 1-2 performances/exhibitions during the Festival
(Applications due March 9).