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Submission Deadline: Sept. 28

Now accepting works in the Live Performance, Alternative Spaces Live Performance, Youth Live Performance, and Screendance Categories. Please scroll down for more info. For all additional questions please see our Submission FAQs. For instructions on submitting to Film Freeway, Please visit our Film Freeway Instructional Page.

RAD Fest is a Contemporary Dance Festival and favors works which are informed by one or more of the following dance forms: Contemporary, Modern, Post-Modern, Improvisation, Physical Theater, Physical Performance Art, Radical and Experimental Dance/Film. Only one piece per choreographer/maker may be submitted. All submissions are subject to curation/adjudication. Although the cast may change slightly, the live performance work or screendance submitted must be the work which is presented at the festival with no substitutions. All submissions in all categories will be submitted through Film Freeway —you must set up a Film Freeway account to submit. Once you have set up an account, you must return to this landing page and click the Submit button again or search for Midwest RAD Fest to submit to this particular festival. If you wish to submit a DVD, please email rachel@wellspringdance.org to receive a hard copy application. Scroll down for more info.

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Live Performance Works

All live performance submissions must be 10 minutes or less and will be performed in the Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center on either Friday, March 6, or Saturday, March 7, 2020. If a work is accepted into the performance line-up, choreographers/makers may receive a travel stipend of $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds and will have an opportunity, through RAD Fest's "Host an Artist" program, for free lodging.

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alternative spaces live performance works

These submissions are works which are meant to be seen by a non-frontal audience. Although it has limited lighting options, the space in which the Alternative Spaces Works are performed lends itself more easily to audience interaction and arrangement than the blackbox theater in which the Live Performance Works are presented. All submissions must be 10 minutes or less and will be performed in the Judy Jolliffe Theater at the Epic Center on either Friday, March 6, or Saturday, March 7, 2020. If a work is accepted into the performance line-up, choreographers/makers may receive a travel stipend of $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds, and will have an opportunity, through RAD Fest's "Host an Artist" program, for free lodging.

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youth live performance works

All Youth Live Performance submissions must either be choreographed/made by persons 18 years and younger and/or performed by persons 18 years and younger and will be performed on Sunday, March 8, 2020 in the Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center. All works must be 10 minutes or less.

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screendance works

All accepted screendances will be presented on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at a film venue outside of the Epic Center. All screendances must be works made specifically for the medium of film/video at a maximum length of 12 minutes or less. Videos of live dance performances will not be accepted.