The Australian Burlesque Festival would like to invite performers to apply to be part of “The biggest celebration of tease in the Southern Hemisphere!” all types of burlesque, variety and fringe entertainment including cabaret, sideshow, classic & neo burlesque, magic, circus, drag, non-striptease acts, solos, duos and groups are welcome to apply!
The 2014 Australian Burlesque Festival will tour around the country from 5th-28th June 2014.
Applications will be open until the 31st January 2014.
Before you begin filling out the application form please have ready:
- a 100 word performer bio.
- 2-3 images to be used for the website and media.
- Links to any relevant websites and online videos you would like to include.
- PayPal log in details to pay the AU$15.00 application fee.
Applying for the festival
Performing in the Australian Burlesque Festival provides a fantastic opportunity for both local and international performers to travel and perform in some of the biggest showcases of burlesque in Australia. Understandably we receive an enormous amount of applications so please take your time filling out the form and give us as much information as possible.
For International performers there may also be opportunity to perform at the Perth International Burlesque Festival while you are over here, which runs from the 10th-14th of July. Applications are now open (you must apply separately).
Photos and video
High quality images accompanying your application not only look fantastic on the website, but will be chosen more frequently to appear in press and media opportunities. Unwatermarked images are preferred and due to the nature of press we advise no nudity!
Video footage of the acts you are applying with is highly advantageous. The only circumstance where we understand this may not be possible is for acts that are currently in development, in which case we recommend including footage of another act that showcases your style of performance.
For newer performers and Baby Bombshell applicants we recommend filming yourself doing your act in private (like an audition) if you don’t have any live footage, this gives us a great idea of what you are like as a performer.
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer to take part in the Australian Burlesque Festival including:
- Roving and installation performers
- Venue set up and pack down
- Stage assistants
- Promotional people
- Poster and Flyer distribution
If you are interested in volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org