Thursday and Friday, March 19 & 20
Brookdale Community College
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
For those schools who have not participated in recent years or ever before, the Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival happens over two consecutive days in mid-March (March 19 & 20, 2020). We invite all teens ages 13-19 to experience professional critiques in their artistic disciplines, fun and interactive cross-disciplinary workshops, peer performances, and exhibitions. We provide a welcoming environment for students to showcase their skills and hear valuable critiques from professional artists.
We welcome high schools, middle schools, home-schooled students, art/music studios, and dance schools to participate. If your school does not sign up, individual teens can register with the help of their parents (if under 18 years old).
As you may already know, this Spring commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is celebrated around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This anniversary comes at a time where it is more important than ever before to be talking about how we can protect our planet. Monmouth Arts is joining in on this worldwide celebration of activism for our 2020 Monmouth Arts Teen Arts Festival, and we are thrilled to announce this year's theme: ReCreate!
The festival will feature workshops with content based around this theme of environmental conservation and awareness, and I hope that many of your students will prepare work for the festival that is encompassing of the theme as well (although, not required).
ReCreate! will also provide an opportunity to facilitate conversations with students around the idea of how they can make an impact through their artistry. Artists can be the most powerful advocates, and it is my hope that students will explore how to contribute to conversations and make their concerns about the future of our Earth heard! As students begin to prepare work for the festival, I hope you will take time to have discussions with them about how they can take on some personal responsibility for protecting our planet. Our goal is that students (and teachers too!) will leave this year's festival as ambassadors for change in their communities, as everyone of us is accountable for the world we leave behind!
Of course, you are in no way obligated to use this theme in order to participate. The theme serves as a useful tool for some teachers, who develop curricula around the concept. There will be several workshops and a group exhibition that utilize the theme during the festival, but again, there is no obligation to use this theme in order to participate.
This year, Monmouth Arts will once again be partnering with Brookdale Community College, and the festival will be held on March 19 + 20, 2020 on Brookdale's Lincroft campus, during their Spring Break week.
***EDUCATORS: REGISTRATION WILL BE DONE ONLINE ONCE AGAIN THIS YEAR. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.***
PRIOR TO REGISTERING, please read through the 2020 General Festival Guidelines, and the guidelines for each discipline that your school plans to participate in, prior to the registration period. These guidelines can be found below. Please note that these guidelines have changed since last year. Read them carefully and thoroughly before registering.
Evaluation forms will be made available in later this month, and MUST be completed IN FULL, PRIOR to the festival and before the due date. These, unlike the new registration form, will not be electronic, instead remaining on paper copies to be mailed, emailed, or faxed to Monmouth Arts. Performance and art selections must be made WELL ahead of the due date - and changes will not be permitted before the festival after the due date. This also means works of art to be submitted for adjudication should be known ahead of time, including size dimensions, titles, student names, etc. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE REGARDING THESE RULES. In order for the festival to be a fun and fulfilling experience for all involved, these guidelines must be adhered to. The due dates for all Teen Arts paperwork are listed below. Please be aware that any late submission of necessary paperwork will result in a $100 late fee, if it can be accepted at all.
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***PLEASE NOTE: There are several minor changes to guidelines this year in some of these disciplines. Please read through guidelines carefully regarding each of the disciplines and eligibility to participate in each category of adjudication. ***
2020 EVALUATION FORMS:
2020 DUE DATES:
REGISTRATION FORM: January 24, 2020
PURCHASE ORDERS/CHECKS FOR REGISTRATION: January 24, 2020
MADE PAYABLE TO "MONMOUTH ARTS"
EVALUATION FORMS: February 2, 2020
CREATIVE WRITING: February 14, 2020
SHEET MUSIC: February 28, 2020
VIDEO/FILM SUBMISSIONS: February 28, 2020
Purchase orders (PO) and checks can be made payable to "Monmouth Arts" and can be mailed or faxed to:
ATTN: Vinny Martini, Arts Education & Events Manager
105 Monmouth St.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
FAX: (732) 212-0530
2020 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Monmouth Arts is seeking professional artists who are interested in presenting workshops throughout the duration of the festival. The theme for this year's festival is ReCreate!, and we are looking for several workshops to carry out this theme in a variety of innovative and engaging ways for students aged 13-19. That being said, we have a special interest in workshops that revolve around this theme of environmental awareness, conservation, recycled materials, and reusable resources. Please note, however, that to be considered proposals DO NOT NEED to cater to the theme. We expect many of our workshops and masterclasses to be non-thematic.
If you or your organization is interested in submitting a workshop proposal, please fill out the Workshop Proposal Application as soon as possible. Proposals will be reviewed as they come in and artists will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm acceptance.
WORKSHOP PROPOSALS ARE DUE JANUARY 17, 2020!
2020 FESTIVAL SPONSORS
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2020 Monmouth Teen Arts Festival!
The fees for the 2020 festival are above.
Registration forms and checks/purchase orders are due on January 24, 2020, made payable to Monmouth Arts.
******THERE IS A $100 LATE FEE AFTER JANUARY 24. LATE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2020******
Please plan accordingly and reserve your space with your students at the festival as soon as possible to avoid late fees.
Contact the Arts Education & Events Manager, Vinny Martini at: