Revolutionary Jetpacks: Reclaiming the Future(s)
Proposals due: Sunday, January 14th at 11:59pm
Performances: Friday and Saturday, February 16-17th
at Strike Theater, 824 18th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Curated and hosted by Gabriela Santiago
Let's face it: The future as being written by the Trump administration is one that doesn't have us in it. So it's time to write our own.
We invite artists with marginalized identities and of all disciplines to send us proposals for science fiction works that are utopian, dystopian, and everything in between; we want your dances about alternate timelines, your poems of parallel universes, your pocket dimensions of song and story and film. Come geek out with us!
We're especially interested in works that contain elements of Afrofuturism, Asian Futurism, Latinxfuturism, Indigenous futurism, Islamofuturism, biopunk, solarpunk, steampunk (that takes place in a milieu that is not Victorian London), post-colonialism, transformative/remix culture, etc. Artists of color, queer and trans artists, and artists with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Ready to propose your activity? Submit an online artist proposal by visiting https://tinyurl.com/revolutionaryjetpacks
While the call is open to anyone, this event is focused on supporting artists — of any experience level or discipline — who live with an oppressed or marginalized identity. The proposed work does not have to be about that identity, however. The proposed piece must have an artistic/expressive goal and be related in some way to the theme.
Each proposal represents an "act" producing 10-15 minutes of content, regardless of the number of people involved. While Curators may decide to offer performers a different rate, typically Curators select 6 acts, and each ACT is paid a fee of $60/night, guaranteed unless the show is canceled, the artist(s) does not perform, or the artist(s) leaves before the end of the event. Additionally, each act will receive advanced tickets to sell for the run of the show. Artists can offer ticket sales to their friends and fans at a discounted rate of $10/each, and keep all of that money — it goes directly into their pockets. Acts appearing in two nights of a show will get 5 tickets to sell for the run, and acts appearing in only one night of a show will get 2 tickets to sell for the run. Each act can then expect to make fees of $170 for 2 nights, and $80 for 1 night, plus additional revenue if the event is over 80% sold.