Performer Application

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Thank you for applying to take part in ‘The Australian Burlesque Festival’ 2017. Please note ABF has moved to October 2017. 

The Australian Burlesque Festival welcomes all types of burlesque, variety and fringe entertainment. Accepting local and international performer applications.

The Australian Burlesque Festival is committed to providing a supportive, collaborative and community based program. We aim to maintain integrity and respect of performers and support staff while offering a unique and interactive burlesque festival experience. The Australian Burlesque Festival will continue to diversify, expand, achieve excellence and provide an inclusive showcase of different genres of burlesque within our community, both locally and internationally.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to perform in a highly respected, star-studded Australia-wide festival. The Australian Burlesque Festival is the largest touring burlesque festival in the world showcasing hundreds of talented artists performing in ten or more shows across the country.

Important dates

  • Applications Open: 31 January 2017 NOW OPEN 
  • Application Deadline: 3 April 2017
  • Acceptance Notifications: 10 – 17 April 2017
  • Tour Dates: 28 September to 28 October 2017

Shows

  • Tropical Tease (all genres accepted – must have more than 2 years performance experience)
  • The Big Tease (classic, circus, variety performers – high calibre acts only. Must have at least 3-4 years experience) . 
  • Noir Exotique (all genres accepted – must have more than 2 years performance experience) 
  • New Follies Burlesque (burlesque, circus, variety performers – aimed at performers with less than 2 years experience)
  • Seeking burlesque, boylesque, variety, circus, singers, cabaret, magic, sideshow, dark, queer, fetish, drag and more. 

Application Tips & Tricks

In order to be successful with your application we have provided you with some ‘Tips & Tricks’ on how best to apply.  We do recommend you refer to this document as it will assist with your application.  You can download the form here.

Application Form

Please be as descriptive as you can when filling out the ‘Application Form’. Try not to miss any steps otherwise your application will not be accepted. Make sure your bio and act submission truly represents your talent. 

We highly recommend you copy and paste your application into a word document in the unlikely event that there is an error with online processing and we do not receive it.

Scholarship Program

The Australian Burlesque Festival will now include a ‘Scholarship Program’ for one or two successful applicants. For information on the program please download this document.

To express interest in the ‘Scholarship Program’ please fill out this questionnaire “SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM” 

All candidates must apply to participate in the festival before being considered for the scholarship.

Terms & Conditions

We highly recommend that you download read and retain a copy of the ‘Terms & Conditions’. This has valuable information about ABF 2017 for performers.

Contact

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at: performers@australianburlesquefest.com

Please note that there is a non-refundable administration fee of AUD$16 (includes PayPal fee) payable to PayPal at the end of this form.


The Australian Burlesque Festival Performer Application - 29 September - 28 October 2017

Performer name:

Legal name:

Postal Address:

Phone:

Email:

Website:

Facebook:

Twitter:

Instagram:

Performer Bio (approx. 300 words):
This is what will appear on your performer profile on the ABF website. It will equally be used for publicity, media and the MC.

MC Tagline (approx. 100 words):
This may be used by the MC for your onstage announcement.

More About You (approx. 200 words):
Information and credentials you would like to share with the producers reviewing your application. 
This will not be published anywhere, just for us to get to know you better.


Publicity Photos: Successful Applicants will be forwarded a Drop box link to upload photos to at a later date.


Music: Successful Applicants will be forwarded a Drop box link to upload music to at a later date. (Please see ‘Music Used’ in the act information below).


Number of Performers:


Performer Genre (please tick all that apply):
Classic BurlesqueNeo BurlesqueBoylesqueVaudevilleCabaretQueer
SingerComedyCircusDarkFetishCarnieDrag KingOther


ABF 2017 SHOWS YOU ARE APPLYING FOR (tick all that apply):

29th September, Darwin (Tropical Tease)

30th September, Alice Springs (Tropical Tease)

7th October, Perth (The Big Tease)

12th October, Newcastle (Tropical Tease)

13th October, Sydney (Noir Exotique)

14th October, Sydney (The Big Tease Gala)

20th October, Brisbane (Tropical Tease)

21st October, Brisbane (Tropical Tease)

26th October, Melbourne (New Follies Burlesque)

27th October, Melbourne (Noir Exotique)

28th October, Melbourne (The Big Tease Gala)


SHOW ACTS Please list in order of your preference (Acts greater than 8 minutes duration cannot be accepted):

ACT 1

Name of Act:

Style of Act:

Description of Act: (50-word limit)

Music Used: A Drop box link will be provided to successful applicants to upload their music to at a later date. However please provide the following in the interim: Name of song and artist. If using more than one song then each title and artist must be labelled.

Song title + Artist:

Music Duration (If more than one song is used for your act it must be mixed down to a single MP3 track):

Video of Act: (Please provide URL and ensure videos (YouTube, vimeo) are not set to ‘private’). If set to private ABF cannot accept your application.

Lighting Requests (subject to availability at venue):

Costume Style and Colour:

Props/set up:

Stage position/music cue:

This act is:


ACT 2

Name of Act:

Style of Act:

Description of Act: (50-word limit)

Music Used: A Drop box link will be provided to successful applicants to upload their music to at a later date. However please provide the following in the interim: Name of song and artist. If using more than one song then each title and artist must be labelled.

Song title + Artist:

Music Duration (If more than one song is used for your act it must be mixed down to a single MP3 track):

Video of Act: (Please provide URL and ensure videos (YouTube, vimeo) are not set to ‘private’). If set to private ABF cannot accept your application.

Lighting Requests (subject to availability at venue):

Costume Style and Colour:

Props/set up:

Stage position/music cue:

This act is:


ACT 3 Not compulsory. Optional only if you would like to submit a third act:

Name of Act:

Style of Act:

Description of Act: (50-word limit)

Music Used: A Drop box link will be provided to successful applicants to upload their music to at a later date. However please provide the following in the interim: Name of song and artist. If using more than one song then each title and artist must be labelled.

Song title + Artist:

Music Duration (If more than one song is used for your act it must be mixed down to a single MP3 track):

Video of Act: (Please provide URL and ensure videos (YouTube, vimeo) are not set to ‘private’). If set to private ABF cannot accept your application.

Lighting Requests (subject to availability at venue):

Costume Style and Colour:

Props/set up:

Stage position/music cue:

This act is:


Additional Comments: Here you may include links to additional video showcasing your style if the acts you are applying for are in development:

 
I have downloaded, read and understand the 2017 Australian Burlesque Festival Terms and Conditions

Please enter your stage name only below and in the PayPal invoice notes section. 
Applications cannot be accepted unless the PayPal fee has been paid. Fee $16 (included PayPal fee).