[NetBehaviour] Call for proposals: 090909 UpStage Festival

helen varley jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Tue Mar 10 12:04:33 CET 2009

*Call for proposals: 090909 UpStage Festival*

The third UpStage festival of cyberformance (live online performance) 
will be held on 090909 (9 September 2009). The call is now open for 
performance proposals.

The 090909 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 renowned practitioners - in a celebration of the 
evolution and diversity of cyberformance practices.

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

   * working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
   * names and locations of people involved;
   * brief background/bios (not more than 300 words each);
   * preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 090909;
   * contact email and postal address.

Performances can be on any theme or topic; the only rules are it must be 
no longer than 20.09 minutes, and must be created and performed in 
UpStage (for information about past festivals and performances, see 

The deadline for proposals is *31 May 2009*; selections will be 
announced on* 1 July*.

The festival will take place online in UpStage on 090909, with RL ('real 
life') access nodes at locations around the world, including Oslo, 
Munich, Istanbul and Wellington. If you are interested in hosting a RL 
access node, please contact us for further information and technical 

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 (if you can help with this aspect of 
the festival, please contact us).

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 

**Important dates:**

*16-17 March: Match-Making Session*
8am NZ time; find your local time here: http://tinyurl.com/aaun63
Looking for collaborators? Bring your ideas to pitch, or come to join 
someone else's proposal.

*late March: Tutorial for those planning to submit a proposal*
(time & date to be announced - let us know if you have a preference)
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.

* Further matchmaking & walk-thru sessions during April & May*
dates & times to be announced

*31 May: Deadline for proposals*

*1 July: Selection announced*

*9 September: 090909 UpStage Festival*

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

Helen Varley Jamieson, Vicki Smith and Dan Untitled
090909 Team


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

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