Monday, August 13, 2012

Call for AfroFuturists

TheAfroFuturist Affair is having its 2nd Charity & Costume Ball this upcomingNovember 2012. Proceeds from the Ball will be used for the Futurist Fund, asmall scholarship awarded to serve the needs of members of under-served communities.We are calling out for AfroFuturists to perform, vend, or display their sci-fi, spec-fic, and Afrofuturistic themedwork and pieces at the Ball.

We arelooking for:
- Authors
- Poets
- Inventors
- Vocalists
- Rappers
- Visualartists
- Liveartists
- Filmmakers
- Dancers
- Designers
- Musicians
- Vendors
- Sponsors
- Volunteers
- Anyother creative type not named above

Thetheme for the Charity & Costume Ball will be the Museum of Time, so we alsoappreciate works that can incorporate this theme, however you interpret it. The Ball is tentatively scheduled forSaturday, November 3, 2012 at a TBD location in Philadelphia.

To share your ideas, talents, and proposed performances for inclusion inthis year’s Charity & Costume Ball, please email afrofuturistaffair@gmail.comby September 10, 2012 with the below info, and “Charity Ball” in the subjectline.

Name or Organization (include title or position):
Contact info (email/phone):
Title of proposed performance/display:
Brief description of proposed performance/display:
If available, attach at least one image or video URL illustratingwhat you do. It can be a past example or a sketch of the proposed idea.
Website (if available):

We’ll review all submissions and get back to you by September 20, 2012,along with the confirmed date and location.

If youare interested in sponsoring, vending, or volunteering, please submit an email We are able to offer promotion andadvertisement space to all sponsors. Vendors will be charged a low registrationfee of $15 dollars.

*Pleasenote that the mission of The AfroFuturist Affair is one of service tostrengthen communities. All proceedsfrom the Charity & Costume Ball will be used to fund a scholarship for anunderserved member of the community in need of assistance. We will likely not be able to compensateperformers for their time (with very limited exceptions); however, this is anopportunity to be a part of an exciting project, meet a lot of other artists,musicians, and performers, and gain exposure to a diverse audience. The showwill be widely advertised and documented, and all artists, authors, andperformers will be treated like the stars that they are.