IngenuityFest 2013

Posted by:  Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology  | 

  Booking 15 Sonicbids bands

This gig is not currently accepting applications. We think you might like these similar gigs.


IngenuityFest is an annual 3-day festival that celebrates creativity and innovation through art, music, and technology. 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 24.

IngenuityFest books all types of music and also specifically look for acts that highlight the intersection of music and technology in music/performance/video or embody the 2013 festival theme of "clouds."

Past performers include Dragonette, The Knocks, Two Fresh, Washed Out, Cloud Nothings, Eliot Lipp, Squonk Opera, Sugarhill Gang, Turntables on the Hudson, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Spooky, Girl Talk, Mikel Rouse, Ben Neill, 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 ninth year, IngenuityFest changes its location every couple of years to bring an underutilized or forgotten part of Cleveland back to life for a weekend full of excitement. Last year over 40,000 people flocked to Cleveland's downtown shipping docks and warehouses on Lake Erie to explore new technology, see cutting edge art, video, and dance, get immersed in installations, makers area, and interactive exhibits, and groove to over 60 bands, musicians, and electronic acts. IngenuityFest 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.