Somerset Art Beat Festival – CANCELED TILL 2021

 

Launched in 2019, the Somerset Art Beat Festival (SABF) is produced by CAA in partnership with Somerset Regional Council. SABF is a celebration and showcase of the creative heart of the Somerset region, bringing together music, dance, visual and performing arts at the picturesque Somerset Regional Gallery – The Condensery for one day during May 2020. 

In 2019 CAA proudly supported 85 local artists, musicians, dancers and performers to take part in the festival. In 2020 CAA hopes to reach new local creatives who wish to showcase their talent to the region and beyond, and warmly welcomes back those who took part in the first SABF in 2019. 

CAA are currently calling for Expressions of Interest for the following:

Performers for SABF

Stallholders for SABF

 

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Performers at SABF 2020

CAA is looking for musicians (bands, soloists, choirs) and performers (dance, theatre, circus or roving acts) from within the Somerset local government area to lodge their expression of interest. 

 

Applications are open to everyone – last year we had performers from 3 to 83 participating in the day! 

 

We are looking for a diversity of content and cross-section of the Somerset community – applications are open to schools, community organisations, cultural groups, creative businesses or individual performers. We strongly encourage applications from young people (12-25) or those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. 

 

Funding is available to selected groups to support transport, performance fees or materials costs. 

 

The EOI is the first step in the process towards curating a festival lineup that best represents the Somerset Region, successful candidates will be notified by March 30, 2020. 

 

Key information:

  • Performers agree to be filmed and photographed at the festival
  • Performers agree to help promote the event through their social media platforms and networks and agree to acknowledge Somerset Regional Council and Creative Arts Alliance 
  • Performers will be responsible for providing their own instruments (please specify in EOI your technical requirements eg: number of mics) 
  • Performers are aware that in order to participate they must agree to and sign an artist contract
  • Performers may be requested to attend a site visit/media call/meet and greet prior to the festival
  • Performers are required to participate in an event evaluation (online survey) after the festival.

 

We are also looking for artists and creatives who are interested in running workshops as part of the festival program. If you have an idea for a creative workshop please send an email to admin@creativealliance.org.au with your proposal and fee.

 

Please complete this webform.

Or click here to download a PDF copy of the SABF Performer EOI Form.

Paper forms can be obtained from Somerset Regional Gallery on request

 

Stallholders for SABF 2020

CAA is currently seeking expressions of interest from Somerset Region visual artists, creative makers and stall holders participate in delivering a market stall/display during the festival.

 

Key information:

  • Stalls are free of charge, CAA will not be taking a commission
  • Wares sold must be hand-made or upcycled by the seller/organisation 
  • Stallholders must arrive at least two hours before the event begins to set up and will need to wait until the end of the event until they pack down
  • Stallholders agree to be filmed, photographed at the festival 
  • Stallholders agree to participate in evaluation at the completion of the festival
  • Stallholders will help promote the event through their social media platforms and networks and agree to acknowledge Somerset Regional Council and Creative Arts Alliance 
  • Stallholders are to provide their own materials: tables, chairs, hooks, price tags etc (please specify in EOI if there are specific items you need help getting access to)
  • Stallholders are aware that in order to participate they must agree to and sign an artist contract which allows them to come under the insurance of CAA
  • Stallholders agree to attend a networking/meet and greet prior to the festival where a uniform, overall market stall aesthetic will be workshopped and agreed upon collectively 

 

We are looking for artists and creatives who are interested in running workshops as part of the festival program. If you have an idea for a creative workshop please send an email to admin@creativealliance.org.au with your proposal and fee.

 

Please complete this webform

Or click here to download a PDF copy of the Stallholder EOI Form.

Paper forms can be obtained from Somerset Regional Gallery on request

 

Further questions can be sent to:

Wallea Eaglehawk

SABF Producer

admin@creativealliance.org.au