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Call for Artists: 2008 North American Indigenous Games

by NationTalk on April 3, 2008638 Views

April 2, 2008

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 7, 2008

In August 2008, Indigenous people from across North America will travel to the Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island, to participate in the 2008 North American Indigenous Games, an international celebration of youth, sport and culture.The 2008 NAIG
August 3-10, 2008

There are a number of performance opportunities for Aboriginal artists. The main events include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

To be considered for a performance slot, artists need to submit the following by April 7, 2008:

1. Completed application form: www.cowichan2008.com/pdf/cultural_village_performer_application.pdf
2. A 1-page bio
3. A 20-word bio
4. Quality photos (printed or high-resolution digital photos on CD)
5. A CD or DVD with music (please specify 3 songs for the jury to listen to)
6. Proof of Aboriginal Ancestry
7. Website address

All artist submission will be reviewed by a jury. The jury will consider the following when decided which performers to invite:

- Originality
- Songwriting and lyrical content
- Music genre (Traditional and contemporary)
- Geographical representation
* Final selection process will also consider internal budget

For more informatino:
Christine Hunter
Festival and Ceremonies Coordinator
P: (250) 746-2008ext.248
E: Christine.hunter@cowichan2008.com
www.cowichan2008.com

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