Take Five Fest
TAKE FIVE is still “ON!” We’ve opened up our requirements and expanded submissions. Please read further….
Your Center for Performing Arts is committed to connecting
diverse artists with audiences and connecting artists with creative
organizations in hopes of fostering new relationships and generating
performance opportunities for our artist members.
We recognize the difficulties facing our cultural community;
difficulties caused by our shared and imposed isolation. But we believe that
artists around the globe have used this opportunity as inspiration, to create
and shape new work that expresses the heart and heals the soul. We ask you to
enter a new phase with us and share your important work with the
The goal of the Take Five Fest is to provide artists—of every
discipline, artistic goal, age, level and experience—with a platform for
engaging new audiences.
WHO SHOULD SUBMIT?
The following are examples of submissions that we have received and continue to seek:
- Comedians – stand-up, sketch, and more
- Actors and Performers – short dramatic scenes, storytelling, and performance art
- Dancers - original choreography
- Visual Artists may submit time lapse video of their creative process as well as a filmed artist statement
- Musicians – guitar, piano, flute, and beyond (original compositions, covers, or unique arrangements)
- Singers – original compositions, covers, accompanied by live music or recorded tracks
- Storytellers, bakers, animators, and filmmakers, mixed media artists, creative individuals and families
This list is by no means comprehensive.
Why Submit to the Take Five Fest?
- PROMOTION: We promote submissions, artists, upcoming
projects, and your organization's works (if applicable) to our audience of
over 20,000 through multiple media channels
- SHOWCASE: Select submissions will be considered
for future opening acts at the Center for Performing Arts
COLLABORATION: In addition to providing publicity, amplification, and
exposure, we will connect you with possible future creative collaborators;
building new relationships among artists
STORY MATTERS TO US: We want to hear your unique story
Acceptance of Projects
- Accepted projects will be reviewed, curated, and promoted by the
Center for Performing Arts staff and GSU faculty members
- Each submission must be no longer than five minutes in length
- Multiple submissions from the same artist/organization will be accepted
- Submissions should be fully developed but projects in
development may be considered
- Samples, previews, or scenes from full length works such as web
series will be considered
- All age levels, experiences, and disciplines will be considered
- While originality is encouraged, covers of songs and
choreographed dance routines to popular music will be accepted
Questions? Contact Jane Cox
SUBMIT YOUR PROJECTSubmissions close on February 8, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by February 17, 2021.