Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Welcome to the Sixth Annual Center of the World Festival - Song Writing Competition - Deadline July 30, 2014

The Center of The World festival is  a Communitas Theater honoring the Chumash concept of "Liyikshup" — Community in Balance — a Social Theater transforming minds and hearts through storytelling, play performances, and song. All ages are welcome to this celebration of the creativity of the amateur.

Our mission is to develop an interdependent, consensual, and ecologically sensitive community.
We create an art-based civic dialogue through the power of Communitas Theater, which invites all residents to participate in the creativity of the arts.
With a focus on cultural tourism, we invite other communities to come and share this experience in story-telling social theater.

Inspiring Community pARTicipation: We PLAY and TELL stories to preserve the past, teach the future and CREATE a community united by IMAGINATION-the real alternative energy! Give to the arts which make a gathering place in your own backyard. An Equal Opportunity Expression Nonprofit — Center of the World Festival — where ordinary people create the extraordinary. Join us!

Showcase on August 15-17, 2014
Songwriting & Performance Showcase
$500 Grant Award!

All ages are welcome for the Amateur Songwriting Contest. The theme of the song must be about social issue topics, such as ecology, justice, peace, equality, crime prevention, freedom of speech, etc. Submissions are accepted from October 1, 2013 to July 30, 2014. For more information and to enter the contest, click the Contest Entry Form and Contest Rules links below.

Entry Form & Rules

Entry Form

The songwriter must perform for a live audience during the Center of the World Festival.

The songwriter performances are a "People's Choice" award. To vote, the audience member must be in attendance for the entire Sunday presentation.

The "People's Choice" winner will be awarded $500 grant!

To clarify some confusion over the "donation" request: As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, we are always seeking donations. However, there is not an entry fee for this competition. Donations are voluntary. All submissions are accepted without donations.

If you are submitting by mail, checks are accepted.

If you are submitting by e-mail, go here to make on-line donation: Events, Tickets, Donations

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