Take Five Fest


TAKE FIVE is still “ON!”  We’ve opened up our requirements and expanded submissions.  Please read further….

About thE Fest

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 community.

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.



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
  • FUTURE COLLABORATION: In addition to providing publicity, amplification, and exposure, we will connect you with possible future creative collaborators; building new relationships among artists
  • YOUR STORY MATTERS TO US: We want to hear your unique story

Requirements for 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 at jcox1@govst.edu


Submissions close on February 8, 2021 at 5:00pm CDT. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by February 17, 2021.