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Deadline: Extended to June 14, 2019



Call for Performing Artists: Musicians, Poets & Writers, Dancers, Spoken Word, Stage Performers, Film Makers, and New Media Artists, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning is accepting proposals for our First Friday Series, 2019-2020 Season, deadline May 30, 2019.

(Visual Artists: please view Open Calls for Visual Art)

The First Friday Series aims to be an incubator for creative individuals and emerging artists who need a stage to perform. Artists of all disciplines are welcome to submit concepts of unfinished work to be refined at JCAL and to perform their work in the front of a live audience. JCAL provides an inviting and nurturing environment for individuals or ensembles to develop original material.

Selected artists will be presented on the First Friday of every month and receive a free one-month rehearsal space, if needed. (schedule is pending on the availability of space).

Performance artists or groups selected will receive press and marketing assistance with promotion of the event. If proceeds are collected on the performance day, 50% of the proceeds will go to the artist.

This event will be held at JCAL's landmark building, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica NY 11432 (between Union Hall and 160th Street). It is easily accessible via public transportation including the E and J trains and numerous bus lines. For more information and press inquiries, please call (718) 521 5008 speak with Catherine Peila, Director of Programs and Artist Services.

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(718) 658-7400


161-04 Jamaica Ave,
Jamaica, NY 11432, USA


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