Ingenuity Festival 2012

Posted by:  Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology  | 

  Booking 15 Sonicbids bands

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IngenuityFest is an annual festival that celebrates creativity and innovation. It is looking for 15 Sonicbids artists to perform live on one of the festival days, and 5 slots are reserved for artists who submit by 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 20. IngenuityFest embraces diversity in music and also specifically look for acts that highlight the intersection of art and technology in music/performance or embody the 2012 festival theme of "feeds."

Past performers include Washed Out, Cloud Nothings, Eliot Lipp, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Spooky, Sugarhill Gang, Zee Avi, Cubic Zirconia, Girl Talk, Mikel Rouse, Turntables on the Hudson, Squonk Opera, Joshua Fried, Electric Junkyard Gamelon, Evolution Control Committee and many, many more.

Selected artists will receive:

  • Compensation for their performance

  • 100% of income from merchandise sold at the event

Submission Criteria:

  • Artists of a variety of genres, as well as street-type performers, spoken word, and video artists are encouraged to submit.

  • Artists who are based in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, as well as nearby cities such as Detroit, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, Toronto, Baltimore, and New York are preferred for the opportunity.

  • Touring acts will also be considered, but they will have to provide their own travel expenses and lodging accommodations. Artists are encourage to arrange a tour around the festival dates.

About the festival:

IngenuityFest is one of America's largest art and technology festivals. Now in its eighth year, IngenuityFest changes location from time to time to bring an underutilized or forgotten part of the city back to life for a weekend full of excitement. Last year over 45,000 people flocked to the tunnels and unused subway level of the Detroit Superior bridge to explore new technology, see cutting edge art, video, and dance, get immersed in installations, performance art and interactive exhibits, and groove to over 60 bands, musicians, & live electronic acts. Ingenuity highlights local, national and international talent.

ItÂ’s a weekend when people have come to expect the unexpected on one of the many stages and in the nooks and crannies throughout the festival. Admission is free and the festival includes food vendor, gallery, and exhibitor opportunities.