|ANT FEST 2018 STARTS HERE!
We’re now accepting submissions for our eleventh annual ANT Fest, a month-long festival of All New Talent showcasing new work from New York’s most adventurous emerging artists. ANT Fest 2018 runs from June 4 – 28. To check out last year’s lineup, click here.
Every June, Ars Nova throws open our doors to the next wave of pioneering, hybrid theater-makers and fills our stage with their most dynamic ideas. We’re on the prowl for artists with diverse viewpoints and impressive skills, who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to try out their ideas on stage. As an artist-driven festival, ANT Fest brings together an eclectic network of creators who feed our artistic community all year long.
We’re interested in unique, innovative projects that span traditional genre boxes (theater, comedy, music, burlesque, drag, variety arts or anything else you can think of) in an exciting way to tell a story, make us laugh, or showcase musicians with a vibrant new sound. This is the place to pitch that crazy show you’ve been dying for an excuse to make! We’re waiting for you.
Please fill out the online application form and submit it along with:
A short description of your evening (one page max)
An artist statement that describes what makes your key creator(s) tick and why you want to make this show (one page max)
Samples of your key creator(s) work
Bios or resumes for key creator(s)
A range of unique submissions will each be given a night to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate Off Broadway theater and the opportunity to be a part of artist-driven events throughout the festival. Artists of color and all theater-makers with wide-ranging viewpoints are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm on January 21. Artists chosen for the festival will be notified by the end of March. Please download the ANT Fest Logistics page here for important logistics and details.