Applications and Forms

Apps and FormsThe International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), the service organization for dancers of color announces three performance dance presentations, at the heart of the conference, and the opportunity for artists, educators, and scholars to share their research work with conference attendees in Los Angeles, CA.

Selected participants for performance presentations and panels will be notified no later than November 2017.

 

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THE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Performance opportunities for IABD Members
(must hold two years membership)

Detailed instructions follow below.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

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THE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Seminars, workshops, panels, and lecture demonstration opportunities

Detailed instructions follow below.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

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THE APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED.

The Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance
is seeking qualified dance instructors who are interested in teaching
at the Los Angeles, CA conference in January 2018.

Please include your Resume/CV, a head shot and a brief narrative/bio describing your years of experience. All instructors must have at least 3 – 5 years of teaching experience.

DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

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VENDOR APPLICATION
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Vendor opportunities for the conference and festival

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
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 Sign up for volunteer opportunities for the conference and festival

Detailed instructions follow below.

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DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS:

Call for PERFORMERS APPLICATION

Please include the following in your performance application submission:
1.    Please make sure you meet the performance requirements. Give detail dates of membership (include membership number) and performance experience. If you are not currently an IABD member, but you have attended the conference in the past and plan to join this year, please contact IABD for membership before submitting your performance application.
2.    Complete contact information (name, title, mailing/email address, and telephone number)
3.    Resume/CV and bio with individual name or group name
4.    A brief description of the proposed work including:

a.        Program information including title, choreographer, music, costumer,  lighting, names of dancers
b.        Time Length: (5-7 minutes for Youth Groups, 10 minutes for Member Companies, 15 minutes for Founder Companies)
c.        Music (please be advised that you will need to get the required permission)
d.        Any special technical requirements

5.    Please include a payment to Lula Washington Dance Theatre in the amount of $125 in US Dollars (Performance Fee) with every submission (money order or certified check only). DO NOT SEND CASH BY MAIL!
6.    DVD of work to be presented or upload your choreography onto YOUTUBE. Submit your choreography via YOUTUBE. Click here to view instructions on how to upload to YOUTUBE.
7.    Submitted DVD can be picked up at the Guest Services Table during the Conference.

Performance requirements:
1. MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE IABD*
2. MUST HAVE AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING EXPERIENCE

* In order to perform all Companies, Dance Studios, Individual Artists and Institutions must be current,
PAID, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 IABD members.

Visit the following link or email/call for a membership application and payment instructions:
www.iabdassociation.org/membership
Tel: (202) 899-3859
Email: info@iabdassociation.org

If selected, companies, groups and solo artists are responsible for submitting their production fee to Lula Washington Dance Theatre.  The Performance Fee is $125 US dollars per group.

SUBMIT DVD'S TO:
2018 IABD CONFERENCE
c/o Denise Saunders Thompson
PO Box 1544
Washington, D.C. 20013


 

Call for PROPOSALS APPLICATION

Please email the following proposal materials, as attachments, to: info@iabdassociation.org
1. Completed submission form
2. 300-word abstract/explanation describing your presentation and how it relates to the conference theme
3. 200-word bio in Word document
4.* For films, a 3 to 5-minute representative work sample is strongly encouraged. (Link to online video preferred). DVD also accepted. Please mail DVD, labeled with your name and viewing information.

The conference and festival is for members of IABD and open to the public. For more information contact us at (202) 899-3859.

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) preserves and promotes dance by people of African ancestry or origin. The IABD conference features performances, networking opportunities, seminars, workshops, panel discussions, Dance master classes, and much more.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO:
2018 IABD CONFERENCE
c/o Denise Saunders Thompson
PO Box 1544
Washington, D.C. 20013

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We have an exciting opportunity for individuals looking for volunteer experience through practical, hands-on work at the 30th Annual International Conference and Festival. We are currently looking for reliable and dedicated individuals who are interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience, knowledge and insight into the arts community, and willing to give of their time and expertise. 

Volunteer’s tasks include but not limited to; registration, ticket takers, ushers, production and guest liaisons. To volunteer, complete the Volunteer Form – click here