Please read these instructions carefully, fill in all required sections of the form and as many of the optional ones as possible and add the required attachments.
Application deadline: 30th of June 2020
No application fee till 31th of May 2020, 300 CZK after
Notification to participants: 13th of July 2020
Full lineup released: 20th of July 2020
19th of November: Bohemian Cabaret in Brno
20th of November: Bohemian Cabaret in Prague
21th of November: Bohemian Market Day in Prague
21th of November: Bohemian Queen Night in Prague
22nd of November: Workshops and sightseeing
BENEFITS AND PAYMENTS:
Coming to the festival will give you lots of contacts, industry experience, new friends and the opportunity to mingle with and learn from burlesque royalty.
All performers will receive a full pass to enter all festival events for free.
Most of our performance spots are paid, namely the Brno show and Friday Prague show.
Local acts (includes Slovakia) will receive a fee of 1300 CZK
International acts will receive a fee of 2300 CZK
In case of two performances, performer will receive 500 CZK extra for the second performance. Same bonus applies for the troupe or duo, with 500 extra being added per performer.
All payments are subject to performers sending a proper invoice within a month of the festival and will be paid within two months of the festival via bank account or PayPal.
The newbie Market spots and the competition spots are unpaid.
Queen Competition entrants will be in to win two fabulous titles Bohemian Queen and Bohemian Princess. Those come with great prize packages from our sponsors including handmade couture crowns, photo shoot by a renowned Czech photographer, paid bookings by Bohemian Burlesque, pinup dress, vouchers, festival merchandise, pasties and much more. Full prize package will be announced on social media.
All contestants will receive a goodie bag and the judging notes and personal feedback from the headliners on their acts.
The Market performers will have free entry to market for one of their guests, full performer pass for all the other events and also one workshop of their choice at discounted rate of 500 CZK.
We have an introductory free application period till midnight CET 31th of May 2020
Afterwards the application fee is 300 CZK and is strictly non refundable and needs to be paid for the application to be considered. Use paypal link to pay on festival email
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR:
High quality professional acts in burlesque and cabaret, solo or troupe of any gender, which can include sideshow acts, acrobatic and circus acts, magic, singing, comedians including some stand up, juggling and more. Fire and hanged aerials are possible for a Brno show, fire also in Prague.
We also encourage new performers to apply as we have some newbie spots available for them at our Bohemian Market. We would love to be your first international festival.
Any messy acts with glitter and liquid have to be clearly identified in the application and such acts might hinder your chances of being accepted, so make sure you offer non messy alternative act. Fire acts are permitted but not at all the venues. Acts with rigging are permitted but not possible for Friday show. The performer is responsible for safety and will have to do their rigging themselves with help of technical staff.
All performers should submit video of the act they plan to perform, however for your second act you can suggest an act in development if it is in later stages of development and you would premiere it at the festival. Such cases will be at the discretion of the organizers and will require detailed information on the act in question.
Please make sure videos are not password protected and will not expire. Best link is easy sharing sites like youtube or vimeo. Do not use members/friends only hosts like Facebook.
There will be a professional video crew present at the event. They will have a high quality edited videos available for performers at the cost of 400 CZK per video within a month after the festival. By submitting this application you agree that parts of such videos can be used by the organizers for reporting from the event and promoting future Bohemian Burlesque Festivals and events of Bohemian Burlesque. Please note that we don´t post whole act videos publically, it is at the full discretion of the performer, if, when and where they post it (this is with the exception of the competiton winners). If you do post it though, tag us please.
We require two images with the application, we suggest a head shot and longer shot.
Please name you images by your performer name and for example AngelicaG.L´Amour1. You agree that the images will be used for promotional purposes of the festival and that you have permission to use them that way.
There will be photos taken by professionals during the event. These will be made available to performers free of charge in web resolution and posted online. Photos in high resolution and/or with editing may be available for a fee at the discretion of the photographer.
We will post photos in the private group first to give you an opportunity to notify us of any photos you might not wish to publish.
ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT
We do not cover transport costs or accommodation.
However we will try to find some local hosts for you and helps you connect with other performers via our private group on FB to organise shared rides from the airport, shared accommodation etc. These services are not very expensive in Czech republic, so you can keep your cost relatively low. Same goes for food.
There will be fantastic workshops available from our headliners and one on one classes with them too, which we encourage you to take as a it is a unique opportunity to learn from burlesque royalty.
The Market performers will have one workshop of their choice at a discounted rate of 500 CZK discount.
All accepted participants will also have an opportunity to submit a workshop proposal to teach. You will be notified about how to do this in your acceptance email.
DRINKS AND REFRESHMENTS:
There will be refreshments and drinks in backstage of the shows and possibly special drink deals for performers.
All performers will receive a pass entitling them to free entry to all events. If the shows are sold out and no more chairs can be sourced, this will be standing room only. As the performance spots are mostly paid, there will be no comp tickets or door list names for performers. The exception is the Market performers that will have on eguest spot for the Market.
Your guests can buy the festival pass for all events or individual tickets at early bird prices.
All performers are required to promote the festival on all their active platforms and social media accounts at least three weeks prior to the festival. We encourage you to take plenty of selfies, stories, videos, share them and and tag us.
Performers agree they will not perform in Prague and Brno in any public shows two weeks prior and one week following the festival other then in bookings and shows potentially referred to them by the festival organizers. The exceptions to this are local performers, who are part of local shows. Those are requested to not perform the act chosen for the festival in this timeframe.