[NetBehaviour] Call for proposals: 080808 UpStage Festival

Helen Varley Jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Thu Apr 3 15:00:37 CEST 2008

Call for proposals: 080808 UpStage Festival

Following on from the sucess of 070707, the second UpStage festival 
of live online performances will be held on 080808 (8 August 2008). 
The call is now open for performance proposals.

The 080808 Upstage Festival aims to create a participatory space for 
collaboration, creation, and for the presentation of current 
cyberformance. The festival provides a platform (and shares the 
technichal expertise) to enable artists to experiment with the new 
medium, and to have their work seen alongside performances by 
internationally reknowned practitioners - in a celebration of the 
evolution and diversity of online performance practices.

To submit a proposal, email the following information to info at upstage.org.nz:

o working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
o names and locations of people involved;
o brief background/bios (not more than 300 words);
o preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 080808;
o contact email and postal address.

Performances can be on any theme or topic; the only rules are it must 
be no longer than 20.08 minutes, and must be created and performed in 
UpStage (for information about the 070707 performances, see 

The deadline for proposals is 16 May 2008; selections will be 
announced on 1 June.

The festival will take place online in UpStage on 080808, with some 
RL ('real life') access nodes at locations around the world. If you 
are interested in hosting a RL access node, please contact us for 
further information and technical requirements.

Participating artists will be listed and acknowledged on the UpStage 
web site. We will endeavour to record all the performances and 
provide participating artists with copies for documentation, however 
this is dependent on volunteer resources.

UpStage is an open source venue for web-based performance and is 
licensed under the Creative Commons and GPL. All copyright of 
artworks remains with the artists; we encourage artists to use 
Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/).

Important dates:

16 & 23 April: Match-Making Sessions
(times to be announced)
Looking for collaborators? Bring your ideas to pitch, or come to join 
someone else's proposal.

7 May: Tutorial for those planning to submit a proposal
(time to be announced)
An opportunity for you to get to know the new features of UpStage and 
ask questions of experienced UpStage users about what you are 
planning to do in your performance.

16 May: Deadline for proposals

1 June: Selection announced

8 August: 080808 UpStage Festival

Any questions, please email info at upstage.org.nz. We look forward to 
receiving your proposals.

Helen Varley Jamieson, Vicki Smith, Karla Ptacek and Dan Agnihotri-Clark
080808 Team

helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
helen at creative-catalyst.com

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