Our good friends over at Kollaboration in New York are currently holding auditions for their 9th annual showcase!
Kollaboration is a national, nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering Asian American performers across the US and in Canada. They have chapters in most major cities across the country, each with their own events that they run. They focus on showcasing work by Asian and Pacific Islander (API) artists, a pocket of modern North American culture that influences our new media heavily at times, however has very little opportunity to break out outside of internet success. Kollaboration’s primary mission is “Empowerment through Entertainment”, and they do this through showcases that focus on presenting these talents so that main stream media will begin to take more notice.
The New York Auditions
Kollaboration NYC are hosting their 9th annual showcase. Applications run until April 17th, 2014, and will close at 11:59pm Eastern that night. To audition, people must submit a detailed application including a video link of the talent that you would like to audition with. It can be either a home recording or a previous performance. If your application is approved, you will move onto the Live Auditions.
The New York showcase is the biggest event of the year for Kollaboration New York. It will take place on August 30th, 2014. The winner of this showcase will receive an extensive publicity package throughout the Kollaboration network worldwide, professional recording, the opportunity to record a full-length music video, guaranteed spots at Kollaboration’s various open mic events throughout the year, and access to the network of artist development professionals in the area. As well, the winner will get the opportunity to compete in the national Kollaboration Star show against other winners from the other cities for a grand prize of $10,000.
But I’m not in New York!
If you’re not in New York, but you want to take part in events, please check out Kollaboration to see if there is a chapter in your city: