Spoken Word

agalanApply in this category if you are offering spoken word activities including performances, poetry, themed shows, comedy, book launches, talks, panel discussions pr forums and/or spoken word workshops. It is expected that ALL performance poets applying will be available to co-host a morning Poets’ Breakfast unless otherwise indicated.

The following information is provided to assist you in completing the online Application. Please READ ALL information carefully before starting your application.

YOUR ACT/ARTIST NAME: When entering your Act Name please ensure this is NOT a description of what you are offering (eg. “Book Launch of Memoirs” is a description, “Jack to Poet” is an Act Name. If you don’t have an Act Name use your own. You will be asked to give your Act type. Choose Spoken Word and then, under Genre enter one or two words that best describe your act e.g. bush poet; slam poet; comedian etc.
When asked to select your program category/categories (you can select more than one) tick Spoken Word.

If you are also offering other program elements i.e. a KidzFest show or activity or a participatory activity you should also tick the relevant box and then ensure you give a description in the next part of the application.

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WHAT ARE YOU OFFERING: This will all now be listed in the one place so ensure you include everything, especially if you tick any of the other program categories. Please DO NOT give lengthy descriptions. Keep each entry to one line only. With so many applications we don’t have time to plough through 100s and 100s or words. See the example below. If we want more information we will ask for it if your application is successful.

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lamARTIST NAMES: Please include ALL performer names in your act when completing your application. Any names not included in the application will not be eligible for the Earlybird 1 ticket offer if unsuccessful.

QUOTING YOUR FEE: Your quoted fee should cover your act for the entire festival including travel costs and, be realistic, moderate and reasonable. Please note that we do not pay a per performance fee. DO NOT include GST when quoting your fee. Please keep in mind that the National Folk Festival is a not-for-profit, community based arts organisation run by volunteers and a small staff. Any profits that the Festival makes are used towards improving the staging of the event.

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Important Dates

2019 Volunteer Applications
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2018/19 National Folk Fellowship Applications
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NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
EASTER | 18 - 22 APRIL, 2019 EXHIBITION PARK | CANBERRA