CD Forum CREATION Project looking for artists

CD Forum is accepting applications for next year’s CREATION Project, a program that aims to help black Seattle area artists “in the formative stages of their careers.” The works will debut May 4-5 at Erickson Theater. The deadline to apply for the program is December 22.

Participants will receive $1,000 to use toward creating a new work and will be given mentorship both in professional and artistic development.

From CD Forum:

The CREATION Project is a new works and professional development program created by the Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas for Black performing artists based in King and Pierce County. The purpose of the CREATION Project is to support the creation of new work for Seattle’s Black performing artists in the formative stages of their careers; to use the artistic process as the platform for learning critical professional development skills; and to support distinctive Black artistic voices.

The CREATION Project is an artistic and professional development program for local and emerging Black performing artists working in the field of dance, music, theater, or spoken word. Through a competitive process CD Forum will be selecting two participants to work one-on-one with master artist Valerie Curtis-Newton as well as receive hands on training in the field of marketing, grant writing, and other forms of professional development.

CREATION Project Showcase:

Participants will present their work in the CREATION Project Showcase at Erickson Theatre, May 4-5, 2012. Each participant will present a 20 minute excerpt of their new work. The showcase will also feature work by Valerie Curtis-Newton.

To apply, please download the application and submit by December 22, 2011: CREATION Project 2012 Guidelines and Application

For more information, please contact Randi Courtmanch, Program Coordinator: [email protected] or call 206-323-4032.

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