Photo Credit: Diana Chittester

Showcasing 

A juried showcase is when an Artist is selected by a committee of arts professionals to perform a sample of their performance in front of conference attendees which includes Ohio Presenters who are ready to book Artists for their upcoming season! This sample is most often 12-15 minutes long and should give the audience an idea of what your full-length show would entail. Your showcase will be performed on a stage that is equipped for performers of all genres including dance, full bands, solo artists, comedians, theatre, variety, and more. In order to be considered for a showcasing opportunity you must submit your application through I Want To Showcase

All Artists who submitted to showcase in 2020 are allowed to submit to showcase for our 2021 in person Conference! 

NEW SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTISTS: Up to (4) four Artist Sponsorships are available for Ohio-based, self- or unrepresented, and self-identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and/or an artist with a disability. This sponsorship will pay for the artist’s registration/showcasing fee, exhibit hall booth, hotel for two nights, reimburse the showcase application fee, and a stipend to the artist for travel costs to and from the Conference. This sponsorship also includes a 1-year membership to OAPN for the Artist. As an added benefit, Artists can request a mentorship meeting for guidance through any part of the showcasing process including, but not limited to, the creation of digital materials, marketing, application process, or other advice. You will find this question under the “Showcase Info” portion of your submission. Answering “yes” to this question does not increase or decrease your chances at being selected. Artists must submit to showcase using I Want To Showcase, be officially selected by our juried showcase committee, and have checked the box indicating their interest in taking part in this program.

NEW VIRTUAL SPOTLIGHT OPPORTUNITY: For Artists who cannot commit to traveling to the in person Conference or are not selected for an in-person showcase, OAPN is offering a Virtual Spotlight option when submitting your application to showcase. Should your application not be selected for a full in person showcase, it can be considered for a shorter, virtual “Spotlight” video to be shown online for all in person Conference attendees. Spotlight artists will be chosen based on the selection committee’s review of showcase applications and, if invited, will be asked to submit a self-produced video not exceeding 5 minutes (you do not have to submit that video as part of this application). Spotlight videos should include an introduction or personal message and performance footage that best showcases your work--think of it as a virtual pitch to Presenters. There is no additional fee for Spotlight artists, other than the application fee and a current OAPN membership. To be considered for a Spotlight video, check the Yes box under "Alternate Performance" in the Showcase Info Task. If you are unable to attend the Conference and wish to ONLY apply for a Spotlight video, please indicate that in the Touring Info Task when asked.

We encourage performing artists of all disciplines (music, dance, theatre, children’s/educational, magic, comedy, variety, etc.) from Ohio, the US, and across the globe to apply. OAPN is committed to ensuring equity, inclusivity, and representation in our sector. We are committed to presenting a wide range of performances, though the final slate of artists depends on the number, type, and quality of applications received.

Submit to Showcase to OAPN 2021

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Find an extensive list of past showcasing artists.

2020 Showcasing Artists
2018 Showcasing Artists