$5 – $20

Multiple Dates

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Artist Challenge

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description
ARTISTS & ART LOVERS! Join the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival Artist Challenge

About this Event

ABTF Artist Challenge

We are so excited about your participation in the #ABTF2020 #ArtistChallenge!

This challenge was birthed from our desire to support performing artists across our communities. Many artists rely on hourly jobs to hold them over in between gigs. With canceled shows, shoots and layoffs, the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been financially debilitating.

Artists and Judges (Art Lovers) Wanted!

During the month of April, artists can participate in the #ABTF2020 #ArtistChallenge by contributing a submission. Art lovers can participate by becoming a judge. Judges can purchase tickets and be issued ballots to vote for their favorite artists. Spectators can cheer them on by commenting, loving and sharing in support of the artists on social media. The best part is-- everyone can participate because everything happens online!

The proceeds from this event will be placed in the ABTF Artist Relief Fund and distributed to artists across ABTF communities, at home and abroad.

Here's how it works:

Monday:

  • Every Monday in April, we'll post performances submitted by artist participants at noon on our website at www.AtlantaBTF.org as well as Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @AtlantaBTF. (Follow us to get the updates.)
  • To qualify as a judge, you can purchase tickets here.

Wednesday:

  • Judges who have purchased tickets for that week, will receive ballots via email.
  • Judges will have until Wednesday at midnight to vote for their favorite artists on the video.

Friday:

  • The finalists will be announced every Friday at noon on social media (Facebook, IG and Twitter: @AtlantaBTF) and www.AtlantaBTF.org.
  • The top two artists to receive the most votes for that week, become finalists.
  • The funds raised that week will be released to those artists in need.

Winners Announced!

  • The artist with the most votes will be announced the first place favorite on Friday, May 1st.
  • The favorite artist will receive an opportunity to perform at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival's Gala Awards Ceremony, scheduled for 10/3/20 @ 8 pm.
  • Travel expenses will be covered.
  • All proceeds benefit the ABTF Artist Relief Fund!

Get Started NOW!

ARTISTS

Submit a solo performance or monologue video using the following criteria:

  • Get permission from the author or creator in writing.
  • Make sure your submission is between 60 and 90 seconds
  • Tape your submission using a smartphone. (You must be 18+.)
  • Slate each video with your name, your city, one sentence describing your performance and any relevant credits. (For example: My name is Jared Evans. I'm from Atlanta, GA. I will be performing a monologue by T. J. Miller. )
  • Complete the ONLINE GOOGLE SUBMISSION FORM and upload your (one) video in mp3 or mp4 format.
  • Visit our social media pages every Monday and Friday at noon for online performances and winner announcements. (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @AtlantaBTF)

JUDGES (ART LOVERS)

Purchasing tickets will automatically qualify you as a judge. Here's how it works:

  • Go to ABTFchallenge.eventbrite.com to purchase your tickets.
  • On Monday at noon, you will receive your ballots in addition to the week's video link. You can also view the video on our social media pages. (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @AtlantaBTF)
  • Vote for your favorite artists for that week, by completing your ballet by Wednesday at 11:59 pm.
  • Visit our social media pages on Friday at noon for winner announcements.
  • Repeat steps 1 - 4 for the next week.

SPECTATORS

This is where everyone gets to join in!

  • Visit our social media pages every Monday and Friday at noon for online performances and winner announcements. (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: @AtlantaBTF)
  • Cheer the artists on by commenting, loving and sharing the weekly performance posts. This is a great way to demonstrate your love and support for our artists.

All proceeds benefit the ABTF Artist Relief Fund!

Share with friends

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved