WHAT IS THE MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL?
In 2017, Melbourne's iconic DGS arts and culture festival, Midsumma Festival, will be celebrating its 30th year of operations. Melbourne should expect a bigger and louder federation of arts that encompass all aspects of the DSG community. The 2017 Midsumma Festival will run from Sunday 15 January to Sunday 5 February, kicking off with the ever popular Midsumma Carnival and T Dance at Alexandra Gardens. Alongside Midsumma Carnival and T Dance, individuals and organisations can once again show their pride down St Kilda's Fitzroy Street during Pride March on Sunday 29 January. Gasworks Arts Park is one of Midsumma's largest hubs. We want you to be involved!
HOW DOES GASWORKS ARTS PARK FIT INTO THIS?
Gasworks Arts Park has been involved with Midsumma Festival as a venue hub for more than 10 years. We often stage several productions at a time with a curated mix of both Gasworks Produced productions and independent Theatre Hire. Our objectives are to hold a diverse, inclusive program that appeals to a large demographic.
WHATS HAPPENING AT GASWORKS FOR MIDSUMMA 2017?
During the 2017 Midsumma Festival, Gasworks Arts Park will be undergoing renovations in our two Theatres which has presented us with an opportunity to offer something truly unique in the way of a venue. Gasworks will be erecting an outdoor tent to be used as a performances space. It will sit among sideshows such as Penny Candy Caravan, 10 minute Dance Party Caravan, a 12 metre inflatable rainbow, an outdoor bar and so much more. This Carnival atmosphere will all exist within the beautiful outdoor setting of Gasworks Arts Park to be enjoyed on those warm summer nights.
WHAT PERFORMANCE VENUE IS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE?
During Midsumma 2017 Gasworks Arts Park will be erecting a beautiful hand-made Indian tent in the park for performances and boasts the following features: · · · · · · · · ·
Overall tent size of 13.5 metres by 9 metres with a central pole Seating capacity of 120 patrons, with seating on the floor Performance space of a (200mm) raised stage. 2400mm deep by 4800mm wide. External Festoon lighting Colourful Drapes Basic LX Rig with ETC Ion desk Sound System with Yamaha MG24 Desk Projector Variety of microphones (subject to availability)
Available for one or two week seasons, this space is best suited to productions which require a carnival atmosphere, and works particularly well for comedy, cabaret, burlesque and performances that require an intimate stage space.
Midsumma Festival offers a wide range of support to artists participating in the Festival. A link to the Midsumma Festival website and further information about what they can do for you can be found below. www.midsumma.org.au Please contact us before registering with MIDSUMMA directly as we can assist with this process.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Costs will vary depending on each individual hire and their specific needs. The demand for space within the MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL is growing year after year. The hire costs have been calculated to be as accessible as possible while still covering the venue's expenses to run this event. Gasworks Arts Park is offering the venue at $400 per performance. This low rate work as a Guarantee amount, where you will pay EITHER $400 per performance or 50% of your ticket sales (whichever is greater). These prices includes: Technician to operate the lighting and/or sound during each performance A four hour bump in/tech slot Professional Front of House Staff to usher your Performances Candy bar prior to and following your Performance Marketing Support Ticket and Box Office Management While additional services are available for additional costs (e.g. extra tech hours), there are no additional costs that are hidden. The above rates cover everything you need to stage your production.
CAN I MANAGE MY OWN TICKETING? No, Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma will manage the ticketing on your behalf.
HOW DOES TICKETING WORK? Midsumma will place on sale 50% of your house and Gasworks Arts Park will place on sale the other 50%. If a performance is selling particularly well, Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma may transfer tickets between each other to ensure each still has tickets available for purchase.
HOW DO I GET MY MONEY AT THE END OF THE HIRE? At the end of your season, Midsumma will pass your final box office takings over to Gasworks. Gasworks will reconcile your final hire costs and transfer the remaining funds from both the Gasworks Box Office Sales and Midsumma Box Office sales. This process can sometimes take more than a month due to the large number of shows participating in Midsumma, so please factor that into your budget.
APPLICANT INFORMATION Name Company Address Address 2 City State Postal Code Country Email Address Phone Number
HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT GASWORKS ARTS PARK? Through the Gasworks Website/internet search I have attended Gasworks events in the past I have performed at Gasworks before From MIDSUMMA General word of mouth Other (please specify)
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL REGISTRATIONS
In order for you to be considered for a place at Gasworks Arts Park, we need to receive your expression of interest no later than 5pm on Monday 5 September 2016. HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN THE MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL BEFORE? Yes No
HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN A FRINGE FESTIVAL BEFORE (MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, PERTH, EDINBURGH)? Yes No
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE
PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS MIDSUMMA PRODUCTION? (PLEASE INCLUDE VIDEO LINKS OR REVIEWS IF YOU HAVE THEM)
DID YOUR PREVIOUS PRODUCTION COVER YOUR HIRE COSTS? Yes No
HOW DID YOU FIND THE OVERALL MIDSUMMA EXPERIENCE?
WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME?
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
PLEASE SELECT YOUR PREFERRED DATES AND TIMES TO PERFORM YOUR PRODUCTION. PLEASE NOTE: DATES & TIME ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Performance Time Wed 25 January, 2017 Thurs 26 January, 2017 (AUSTRALIA DAY) Fri 27 January, 2017 Sat 28 January, 2017 Tues 31 January, 2017 Wed 1 February, 2017 Thurs 2 February, 2017 Fri 3 February, 2017 Sat 4 February, 2017
PLEASE INCLUDE ANY ADDITIONAL NOTES ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE BELOW:
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOLDING ANY MATINEE PERFORMANCES? Yes No If Yes, please indicate dates and times you would like matinee performances.
DO YOU HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN YOUR SELECTED DATES, OR ARE THESE THE ONLY DATES YOU CAN DO DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS?
0 I understand that Performance Dates and Times are subject to availability.
WHAT IS THE TITLE OF YOUR PRODUCTION?
PLEASE WRITE A DESCRIPTION/BLURB ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTION.
HAVE YOU PERFORMED THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCTION BEFORE? No Yes
IF YES, PLEASE PROVIDE LINKS OR REVIEWS, VIDEO CLIPS OR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OR ANY PAST PRODUCTIONS. (THE MORE INFORMATION YOU CAN PROVIDE, THE BETTER)
HAS YOUR PRODUCTION COMPANY PERFORMED ANY OTHER PRODUCTIONS BEFORE? Yes, as part of Midsumma Yes, but not part of Midsumma No
IF YES, PLEASE PROVIDE LINKS, REVIEWS & VIDEO CLIPS OR FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE OTHER PRODUCTION?
As part of MIDSUMMA, participants will be expected to be able to set and strike their entire show within 10 minutes. Please provide as much technical information as you can about your production. Your technical requirements may effect your performance time depending on your needs, so please be as specific as possible, even if your final details haven't been confirmed yet. PLEASE SELECT ANY TECHNICAL NEEDS THAT APPLY TO YOUR PRODUCTION. NOTE: A STANDARD LIGHTING RIG/DESK AND AUDIO SET UP/DESK IS PROVIDED FREE AS PART OF THE HIRE. Scenic Elements (flats, drapes, backdrop)
Scenic Props (tables, chairs, rostra)
Naked Flame (Fire eating, breathing or dancing)
Liquid on the Stage (clean up required)
Other (please specify)
As part of MIDSUMMA, your production will benefit from the additional Marketing that Gasworks will provide: 1. Printing and distribution of brochures 2. Website listing on the Gasworks Website 3. Support and advice on how to manage your own marketing While Gasworks will offer Marketing support, you can not rely entirely on that for your marketing. Each production should be running their own independent Marketing Campaign. PLEASE PROVIDE INFORMATION ON HOW YOU INTEND TO MARKET YOUR PRODUCTION? PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE.
CONSIDERING GASWORKS ARTS PARK IS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF PORT PHILLIP, HOW WILL YOUR MARKETING CAMPAIGN APPEAL TO THIS DEMOGRAPHIC?
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
It is a condition of hire that all participating productions provide Gasworks Arts Park with any photographs or video taken during the Midsumma Festival. Any footage or photographs, MUST be supplied to Gasworks Arts Park in the highest resolution captured. Gasworks reserves the right to use these images and footage for promotional marketing collateral for future festivals. 0 I understand that any footage or photographs taken as part of the Midsumma Festival will be supplied to Gasworks Arts Park after the Festival.
Photographers and Videographers will not be permitted into any performance without the prior approval of Gasworks Arts Park. You will be required to advise us in advance of any recording you wish take of your production.
Agreement I Agree to all stipulations within this Expression of Interest Form. I understand that by submitting an Expression of Interest for venue hire at Gasworks Arts Park, I have not yet secured a venue.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Expressions of Interest will remain open until 5pm on 5 September. After this time, Gasworks Arts Park will review each expression of interest to ascertain which productions will best fit our 2017 Midsumma Program. If successful, we will contact you shortly after 5 September, with an offer and a quote. If you accept the offer, we will draw up a formal hire contract. Once this contract has been signed and returned, your hire will be confirmed. If we are unable to offer you a place within our Midsumma Season, we will contract you by 7 September 2016, to let you know.