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2024 REST Fest Proposals

REST Fest is interested in presenting all haptic art forms inviting mixed-ability accessibility, theatrical and site-specific performances, and new media installations. We accept proposals for new works. Dream with us a co-created future.

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2024 REST Fest Proposals
2024 REST Fest Proposals

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2024, 11:59 PM CST – Feb 12, 2024, 12:04 AM CST

Austin, Austin, TX, USA

Guests

About The Event

The Theorists seek experimental and courageous artist citizens seeking a connection more deeply to ourselves, people, and our planet. Our vision for 2024 leads up to the total solar eclipse in Austin. 

Revolutionary

Embodiment 

Sovereign

Together

Come dance in the dark and dream of dragons.

DEADLINE

February 11, 2024 11:59 CST

Artists will be notified by February 13, 2024 of acceptance.

RESIDENCY DATES

March 25-April 8, 2024

FESTIVAL DATES

April 3-8, 2024

PERFORMANCE DATES

April 2/3 Tech 

April 4 Dress (community night)

April 5/6 Performances

VENUES

Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

and

The George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

APPLICATION FEE

Sliding Scale/Pay What You Can

All funds support our panel of emerging unhoused and established multi-disciplinary BIPOC artists.

1 submission | $25

2 submissions | $35

3 submissions | $45

PERFORMANCE LENGTHS

Solos | 4-6 mins

Duets | 4-8 mins 

Group | 10-13 mins 

Music | 40 min sets

Film | 4-15 mins

Site-Specific | 10-30 mins

Visual Art | 1-2 day installation

HONORARIUM AND ACCOMODAITON:

Selected performers will receive a performance contract detailing the honorarium upon acceptance. The fee will be based on the extent and duration of performances and involvement and will take into consideration travel costs locally and internationally. Fisterra and The Theorists will provide letters of support for artists to apply for additional funding to subsidize expenses.

THE STAGE:

The wooden stage has black marley. Dressing Rooms are provided. Theorist Fest crew members coordinate all technical needs and run sound during the performance. 

SITE-SPECIFIC

Our theater is in the heart of South Austin neighboring Butler Park, the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge, and Barton Springs.

LIGHTING & PUBLICITY

The Theorists provide professional lighting design and publicity. 

PROPS:

Performers are responsible for all props and costumes. Nothing may come in contact with the trees. No confetti or glitter, and please be environmentally conscious. 

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY:

Professional photography and videography are available for performers to purchase at an affordable, discounted rate. 

MASTERCLASSES:

Selected choreographers will receive invitations to teach master classes as a part of the festival (these classes will be compensated) as well as attend TBX workshops pro-rated with international artists.

Tickets

  • Pay What You Can

    Pay what you want
  • Two Submissions

    $35.00
  • Sliding Scale

    $15.00
  • Three Submissions

    $45.00
  • One Submission

    $25.00

Total

$0.00

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