The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival uses a juried application process to insure the festival is a cross-section of the best emerging performance from round the nation. The application process is highly competitive. This does not mean that because you are new or inexperienced that your chances of being accepted are limited. In fact, an important part of our mission in producing the festival is to create a community that provides an opportunity for new emerging talent.
What you need to do: to become a part of the Festival:
Applications for all festival categories; Full Length, One-Act Competition, and 10-Minute Competition should be submitted online at www.DCBTF.org (there is a $25 application fee). If your project is selected there is a small participation fee which helps us cover theater fees, advertising and administrative cost. The Submitting Team bears most of the production cost, which might include simple sets and costumes, but none of the major burden of space rental. The festival provides the space, a tech director, design advisors, 1 tech rehearsal, advertisement in the festival program guide, tickets, ticket sellers, ushers, liability insurance and all marketing materials. 100% of the box office goes to the Submitter (You), allowing each Submitting Team to make a good chunk of their money back. Submitters set ticket prices but the festival ask that admissions be capped at $15 per ticket.
A company or individual applies for a spot by submitting an application form and fee. Applicants are selected after careful review to ensure a perfect fit for the festival. Applicants are then notified by email, and by phone.
How Ticket revenue works: