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Youth Ottawa is proud to present an amazing opportunity for Ottawa area youth to showcase their artistic talents at RBC Bluesfest 2019.
This application will require a YouTube video describing your art proposal (max. 2 minutes). Please do not submit the below form until you have prepared your video.
Overall Program Goals:
- To promote and support developing youth artists in Ottawa by providing them a venue to showcase their talents and direct support in developing their craft;
- To increase youth presence at RBC Bluesfest; create activities and attractions that are youth friendly;
- To increase the festival experience for attendees by creating opportunities to interact with the space and fellow festival attendees.
What we are looking for (our criteria):
- Interactivity - an experience that gets people involved with the event and each other;
- Durability - taking into consideration a high number of people engaging with the installation and the installation will be outdoors with wind and rain;
- Safety - cannot pose any risk to those that are participating;
- Environmental sustainability - lowering environmental footprint;
- Accessibility - appropriate for all age groups, abilities and cultures.
What the selected artists will get:
- $500 to $1,000 in material expenses to create the art installation;
- Space on festival grounds for their art installation (wall space up to 40 linear feet OR an area up to 20 feet by 20 feet (400 square foot max.);
- A youth pass for Bluesfest 2019;
- An Artist Profile featured on RBC Bluesfest Social Media;
- Mentorship from a local artist prior to Bluesfest (creative process mentor).
Process for Responding to the Call for Artists:
- Take the time to really understand the criteria in the “looking for” above;
- Develop your idea for your installation;
- Review your idea with your youth worker or teacher;
- Prepare sketches or other visual representations of your planned installation;
- Complete this application.
The selected artists will be contacted in mid May. Your teacher/youth worker/ adult mentor/ guardian will be asked to serve as a reference. APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY MAY 3RD AT MIDNIGHT.