Performing Arts Guidelines - A Circle of Ten, Inc. ~ Network for

To: Performing Artists
Thank you in advance for your interest in performing in A Circle of Ten, Inc. Education & Event Center.
We offer four options for Performances. Performance Opportunities include:
 First Mondays
Jam Session 6:00 – 9:00 pm
 Second Mondays
Acoustic Pickin’ Circle 6:00 – 9:00 pm
 Third Mondays
Open Stage 6:00 – 9:00 pm
 Fourth Mondays
Jazz Night 6:00 – 9:00 pm
We welcome Performance Applications as we schedule our C10 Events. Our goal is to integrate
artistic performance into the Chambers’ main events. We provide a venue for new local performers,
plus draw experienced performers. Each year these Events gain considerable popularity, thanks to the
entertainers, comedians, soloist, musicians etc. Selected performers will be treated as a star. We hope
every group looks forward to coming back to make our events successful.
No compensation is provided, but Volunteer Performers are provided a venue for performance, sales
and media coverage. Your performance is tax deductable as a donation to A Circle of Ten, Inc. A Tax
Receipt is available as part of the application. Indicate amount at #20.
1. Performances need to fit the event… for example…
Christmas on Commerce & Festival of Quilts was a an “Ole Fashion Street Fair” set the third
Saturday in November in Jacksonville which included street vendors located in front of C10
Education & Event Center. Local Performers, like Withrow Cooley provided live performances
as shoppers visited local businesses, toured our building, took pictures with Santa and enjoyed
the yuletide Quilt Show.
Styles. We request tasteful, family appropriate music, dance, mime, etc. Music styles are varied
and include folk, country, rock & roll, eclectic, etc. Original music is preferred, but covers accepted.
a. Loud distorted guitar will not be allowed.
b. Acoustic type music preferred.
c. Electrical instruments are okay, but volumes must be kept to a minimum.
d. Karaoke and recorded vocal accompaniment are not allowed.
A. Complete, sign & return the Performance Application to the Committee via Email, fax or US Mail
B. Submit a CD or video links of at least two songs performances for approval via email, if possible.
An Internet Linked to performances is preferred IF they offer a fair representation of your talent.
C. Submit a photo & web link of artist/group via email, if possible. If not, mail to address below.
Optional: Provide hard copies of Posters/ Flyers of Artists/Group.
D. Provide references of two recent venues you have played (in the last 6 months).
E. Provide estimate of “following” you will invite to the Event. IE. Will 25-50 people attend your show?
F. Promote the Event and time you are playing on artist owned websites. i.e. myspace,
youtube, and via Flyers in your town, college, school, church, etc
G. Indicate if you can provide 1 Hour OR ½ Hour worth of performance & dates/times available.
H. Agreements to all Disclaimers and Releases indicated on the Application
4.. Selection Process: The C10 Perform Committee will evaluate your application and performance
CD, Video or web site and contact you via phone &/or email.
Complete & Return the Performance Application & Materials via Email [email protected]
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Date of Application_______
Complete & return the Application via Email or US Postal Service to:
C 10 Perform Committee ~ [email protected] 903-541-0013
A Circle of Ten, Inc. 205 E. Commerce #205 Jacksonville, TX 75766
1-Date(s) available: 2015
__1st Monday
Jam Session
Best Times:_________
__2nd Monday Acoustic Pickin’ Circle
Best Times:_________
__3rd Monday
Open Stage
Best Times:_________
__4th Monday
Jazz Night
Best Times:_________
Length of Performance:
___30 Minutes ___One Hour
2-Performer/Group Name: ________________________________________________________________________
3-Contact Person: ______________________________________________________________________________
4-Position/Role with Group: ______________________________________________________________________
5-Address __________________________________6 City________________________State______Zip___________
7-Phones (home, business, cells) ___________________________________________________________________
8-E-Mail __________________________________9-Website _____________________________________________
9-Internet Link showing your performance:_____________________________________
10-List Name & Email address of EACH member in your Group:
11-Describe Style of Performance (for use in web & media releases) 25-50 Words ___Original Work &/or ___Cover
12-Describe your usual Audience? IE. Teens, Kids, Country, Ole Rock & Roll, Christian
13-Your Following: Indicate if 25-50+ people attend your performance: Estimated #:_____
Indicate HOW you will invite them: ___website ___MySpace ___Facebook ___ ___Flyers
14-Have you produced CDs, DVDs, etc.? Examples:___________________________________________
Indicate what items you will have for sale near the stage:_____________________________________
15-References: Provide name, phone & email of contact for two venues you have played at (in the last 6 months).
A-Name: :__________________________ Phone:_______________________Email:________________________
Describe Venue:________________________________________________________________________________
B-Name:__________________________ Phone:_______________________Email:________________________
Describe Venue:________________________________________________________________________________
16-Indicate printed media & web sites most likely publicize your performance prior to and post Event:
17-Disclaimer & Agreements: By submitting this application, the above artist/group provides a disclaimer relinquishing "A Circle of
Ten, Inc.” “C 10 Education & Event Center” of any responsibilities for royalties due to BMI, ASCAP etc. Each individual artist shall be
responsible for this. Adhere to all Procedures & rules & regulations set by company providing sound, lights and staging. Wear custom
made lanyards (if applicable) at all times to identify your group.
18-Release to Use of Photo in Media: By signing this application I/My group indicate approval of our name, photo, etc in
all Chamber’s web, media, etc.. OR initial HERE if we do not have your release. ____
19-Release of Liability: By Application Performer(s) & guests agree to indemnify, defend & hold harmless A Circle of Ten,
Inc,, C 10 Education & Event Center, C10 Performance Committee, and their representatives from all claims, disputes, litigation,
judgments, costs, and attorney fees resulting from personal loss, injury, damage due to fire, theft, vandalism, rain, water, criminal or
negligent acts of others, or any other cause to Performer(s)/Guests’ person(s), property/ equipment & vehicles.
Your performance is a gift to A Circle of Ten, Inc, a
nonprofit organization.
This Receipt indicates the value assigned and may be used for tax purposes.
20-Tax Receipt for Value of your performance: $_____
21-CHECKLIST for items required with this Application: (Provide info via email or web link, if possible)
___A-CD or video of at least two songs or performance for approval OR provide
____Myspace or an Internet Link indicated above.
____B. Picture or Flyer of you/your group &/OR ___Internet Address with Photo:
X Performer/Authorizing Signature: ______________________________________Date______________
For Committee Use Only: Date Reviewed:_____________ Committee Member Assigned:________________
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Response: _____ _____ Results:________________________________________________________
Tax Receipt from A Circle of Ten, Inc. Network for Collaboration Tax ID:
RURAL ARTS INITIATIVE NETWORK Event Rep X _________________________Date_________
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