Feet to the Fire Deadline Approaching

Calling all artists, musicians, dancers, writers, performers!

There’s still time to apply…

FEET TO THE FIRE FESTIVAL
Exploring Global Climate Change
from Science to Art
May 10, 2008
Veteran’s Park, Middletown

Proposals for pieces by Wesleyan students due February 29, 2008


THE FESTIVAL
Feet to the Fire will assemble a diverse array of artists, scientists and other thinkers to address the environmental challenges that face us today on a global scale and in our own communities. It will feature a site-specific work by award-winning choreographer, Ann Carlson commissioned by the festival. The goal of the festival, produced in collaboration with Middletown’s Jonah Center for Earth and Art, is to convey a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding global climate change to the Wesleyan and Middletown communities through multiple lenses. Veteran’s Park is a wooded city park about a ten minute walk from campus.

CALL TO ARTISTS
The festival is seeking proposals for works to be displayed on May 10. Works will include: site-specific art installations; music, dance, theater, spoken word performances; multi-media exhibits/displays which will explore any aspect of global climate change.

Performances will take place either on stages erected at the site (which will have wood flooring and a minimal sound system) or at various locations in the park. Art installations/ exhibits/ displays will be sited by festival organizers working in concert with artists. Stipends are available.

For an artist submission form, visit our website at www.wesleyan.edu/feettothefire or contact Barbara Ally at bally@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2076. Forms must be received by February 29, 2008.