Arts on the Riverwalk Performers
Musicians, singers, dancers and performers of all kinds are invited to apply to perform at Arts on the Riverwalk! All performers, staged or street, must submit an application and be approved by the AOR committee to participate in the festival due to limited performing areas.
People's Choice Award
All performing artists will be competing to win the $1000 People's Choice Award! Festival Attendees will vote for their favorite performer throughout the day and the winner will be announced at the end of the Festival!
Street Performers are defined as portable artists who can perform virtually anywhere UNPLUGGED. No amplification, staging or electricity is needed or utilized.
Stage Performers are those that require a designated platform with electricity and amplification to perform. You can apply in both categories IF street performance is conducted UNPLUGGED.
Application Deadline: June 1
Acceptances Mailed: July 15
ELIGIBILITY, RULES & REGULATIONS
All performers, staged or street, must submit an application and be approved by the AOR committee to participate in the festival due to limited performing areas. Work samples are required by all applicants. Web links are preferred.
Application Process: To be considered, please complete the application below no later than June 1, 2018. Spaces may be filled on a first come, first served basis so early application is advised. Submitting an application DOES NOT guarantee participation. You will receive notification in the mail of your acceptance status no later than July 15. If approved, the performance schedule indicating the time and location (s) you have been assigned will be mailed no later than August 31.
Performer Categories: Two categories of performers will be considered; Street and Stage. Street Performers are defined as portable artists who can perform virtually anywhere UNPLUGGED. No amplification, staging or electricity is needed or utilized. Stage Performers are defined as those that require a designated platform with electricity and amplification to perform. You can apply in both categories IF street performance is conducted UNPLUGGED. Otherwise, select Stage Performer.
Gratuities: In true busking fashion, performers may accept tips and gratuities in exchange for offering entertainment. However, the City of New Castle does not permit performers to sell merchandise (example CDs) without a transient license or to make outright requests for donations (i.e. beg). AOR is not compensating performing artists for their participation, but offering a platform for you to perform. Your participation will be featured before, during and after the event in the event program, on-stage and on social media directing viewers to your contact information (as applicable).
Peoples Choice Award: All performing artists and groups will be entered into the People's Choice Award. Festival attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite performer throughout the day. The $1000 prize will be awarded to the group/performer with the most votes. The winner will be announced from the main stage after 8 pm and a check will be issued within 30 days of the festival.
Restrictions: Please respect surrounding vendors, businesses and other participants when performing at all times. Relocating from your assigned area or amplifying a street performance may unintentionally cause a disturbance in a crowded environment. Criminal, libelous, slanderous, indecent or fraudulent behavior is strictly prohibited. Performances must be in good taste and suitable for audiences of any age. Performances must not be political in nature.