Bayside Arts seeks summer 2018 proposals

Oct 23, 2017
Courtesy of: John D. Woolsey The Bayside Community Hall includes a small stage.

Northport — Bayside Arts is seeking proposals from individual artists and performing organizations interested in participating in its 2018 summer season. The application deadline is Dec. 1.

Founded in 2016, Bayside Arts initiated its first season this summer with 13 programs in the Community Hall of the Northport Village Corporation in Bayside, a 168-year-old seasonal community about three miles south of Belfast on Penobscot Bay.

The inaugural season included, among other events, an evening of poetry; films; a musical revue; a classical music concert; an evening of American Songbook jazz; a physical comedian/juggler; a staged play reading; and an introduction to the world of cheeses by nationally-known cheese expert, and Bayside resident, Liz Thorpe.

The Bayside Arts season comprises July and August and has included programs in late June. Facilities include the community hall, a classic summer stock-style theater seating up to about 150; and an exhibition gallery. The theater features a generic set suitable for concerts, lectures and simple plays, basic theatrical lighting and a sound system.

Interested individuals and organizations are asked to submit a proposal for their event, in the form of a letter describing the proposed event, any specific facilities required and preferred performance date(s). A brief history of the interested organization or, for individuals, a short artist’s bio, should be included, as well as contact information (name, address, phone and email). Photos, recordings, YouTube videos or web links to performers’ work are welcome.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Bayside Arts Program Committee, and decisions regarding selections for 2018 programs will be made by the end of 2017. Prior to making its decisions, the committee will contact applicants to discuss their proposals. The program committee will work with the selected artists and organizations during January and February to finalize details for each performance.

Bayside Arts promotes its programs throughout the mid-coast region with fliers, posters, press releases and media community bulletin boards, as well as the baysidemaine.com website. Performing organizations are welcome to add their own publicity and to coordinate it with Bayside Arts.

Proposals should be submitted to: Sharon McCullough, chairman of the Bayside Arts Program Committee, at sharon@expertevents.com; or by mail to 123 South Broad St., Suite 2035, Philadelphia, Pa. 19109. For more information, call (215) 546-9422.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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