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Applications and Forms | 2019 Annual International Conference and Festival
   

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), the service organization for dancers of color, announces five (5) performance dance presentations, at the heart of the conference and festival, dance instructor, volunteer and vendor opportunities, and a call for proposals - opportunities for artists, educators, and scholars to share their research work with conference attendees in Dayton, OH.

   

 Call for Performances
(no longer accepting submissions)

  

  

Call for Proposals
(no longer accepting submissions)

     

Vendor Application
(no longer accepting submissions)

     

|   Volunteer Application
(opportunities still available)

     

  |  Call for Dance Instructors
(no longer accepting submissions)


CALL FOR PERFORMANCES 

SUBMISSION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

This application is for a dance performance opportunity at the 31st Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance in Dayton, Ohio. Please submit an application for performance opportunities at the Theater at the Dayton Convention Center and the Victoria Theatre.

Dance artists and companies as well as ensembles affiliated with colleges, conservatories, high schools, professional companies, studios, or universities are encouraged to apply. Performance opportunities are available to IABD Members who have held membership for two (2) consecutive years. Submission of your application does not guarantee a performance opportunity.

Performance Opportunities:

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 2PM

Youth Members Performance Presentation at the Theater at Dayton Convention Center (IABD Members Only)

TECH - Wednesday morning, January 23, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 7:30PM

Collegiate Members Performance Presentation at the Theater at Dayton Convention Center (IABD Members Only)

TECH - Wednesday afternoon, January 23, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 7:30PM

Established Members Performance Presentation at the Theater at Dayton Convention Center (IABD Members Only)

TECH - Friday, January 25, 2019

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 8PM

Founders and Invited Guests Performance Presentation at the Victoria Theatre (IABD Members Only)

TECH - Friday, January 25, 2019

Sunday, January 27, 2018 | 9AM

Awards and Scholarship Liturgical Performance (IABD Members Only)


Call for Performances
Submission Guidelines

Please make sure you meet the performance requirements:

1.    Membership with IABD is required for two (2) consecutive years; and, at least three (3) years of professional performing experience.

2.    Complete all 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.

5.    MAXIMUM time length for performance presentations:        

        a.        5 MINUTES - Youth Company Member

        b.        7 MINUTES - Collegiate Company/Individual Member

        c.        8 MINUTES - Company/Individual Member

        d.        15 MINUTES - Founders & Invited Guests

        e.        5 MINUTES - Gospel Performance

6.    Music (Please be advised that you will need to obtain required permission and licensing. IABD nor DCDC is responsible for music royalty fees.)

7.    Any special technical requirements are the responsibility of the applicant.

8.    Performance opportunities include a fee of $125 in US Dollars. Payment will be collected upon successful confirmation and acceptance of your work by IABD and DCDC.

9.    Please include a link of the work to be presented or upload your choreography. Please be sure to include any passwords for viewing, if applicable.

10.  If your performance requires additional instruments of any type, your organization is financially responsible for the rental. IABD nor DCDC will assume any cost. Also, by accepting this opportunity you understand that you are volunteering your services. There will be no exchange of payment for your participation.

IABD/DCDC reserve the right to accept applications based on appropriateness to the event, IABD/DCDC’s image, and its audience. Only submit completed work.

IABD/DCDC make every effort to provide a safe performance venue.  However, IABD/DCDC will assume no responsibility for injury during performances as well as acts of nature. You are responsible for providing your own special effects (fog machines, hazers, etc.).

 

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS

SUBMISSION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED

Submissions to be considered in the following categories for the 31st Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance in Dayton, OH:

Digital Presentation/ Film
Individual Paper
Lecture
Lecture-Demonstration
Mixed-Media
Movement Workshop
Panel
Roundtable Discussion
Other

Please use this form to submit presentations in the aforementioned categories related to the conference and festival theme, ETCHED IN STONE: RESILIENT THROUGH TIME.


Call for Proposals

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your proposal materials through the online submission link above:
1.    Completed submission form

2.    300-word abstract/explanation in WORD DOCUMENT only describing your presentation and how it relates to the conference theme

3.    200-word bio in WORD DOCUMENT only

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.

SUBMIT DVD'S TO:
I.A.B.D.
2019 CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL
c/o Programs Director
P.O. Box 1544
Washington, D.C. 20013


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CALL FOR DANCE INSTRUCTORS

SUBMISSION PROCESS 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 Dayton, OH conference and festival in January 2019.

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

ALL NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018.

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VENDOR APPLICATION

SUBMISSION PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED.

Calling all vendors!

Looking to have your business or product, front and center for the largest cultural gathering of Black dance artists in the world and gain exclusive access to over 600 daily attendees? You're in luck! The Vendor applications for the 31st Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance is now available.


 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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The 31st Annual International Conference and Festival of Blacks in Dance takes place with the support of hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time to help make our events successful. Volunteers assist with many aspects of the conference and festival, from helping behind the scenes to serving as a liaison to our international and VIP guests.

We are currently seeking volunteers who love Dance, or who simply enjoy lending a hand, for our 2019 events in Dayton, OH! Volunteer shifts are available between the dates of January 21 - 28, 2019. 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 are welcome!

Volunteer Today!

Volunteer’s tasks include but are not limited to: registration, ticket takers, ushers, production and guest liaisons. Sign up to volunteer!

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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. Conference and festival activities are for members of IABD and open to the general public. For more information contact us at (202) 899-3859.