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Erin Rehberg

Going Dutch Festival - Performing Arts Application

The 10th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts. The Festival will be held in Elgin, IL June 19-21, 2020. We so fell in love with our use of spaces last year, that we are keeping it all up-close and personal again this year! We want our audiences sharing space with the artists. All performances and exhibitions will be held in smaller, more intimate spaces. No fourth wall. No pomp.

For the fourth year in a row, we have the ability to provide stipends to a select number of artists, as well as a commission for a brand new performance work to be created and premiered at the 2020 Going Dutch Festival and to support a featured visual artist! Stipends/commissions will range from $50 to $1000 and will be determined at the time of your festival acceptance by Saturday, February 1.

SEEKING: (must fit in a non-traditional or 30ft by 20ft performance space, spaces can vary in orientation from thrust to in the round, or have a creative suggestion for a site-specific space in downtown Elgin, IL)

Dance – contemporary and traditional choreography of all styles, performance art, multi-media, and dance for the camera work

Theatre – scenes, one-acts, excerpts of a play, solo performances, spoken word, and multi-media work

Music - solo artists and ensembles welcome, all genres welcome

Visual Art - There is a separate call for work for Visual Art

Other - podcasts, evening-length shows, the undefined, etc.

Works must be created (choreographed, written, developed, etc.) by a self-identified girls and women, but not all performers need to be female. All ages and experience levels are welcome.

Going Dutch will be curated by a panel of eight professional female artists currently working in the dance, theatre, and visual art fields.

Rehearsal footage or video of similar work is acceptable for submission.

Please fill out a separate form for each work submitted.

Works must be submitted electronically.


Performing Artists may submit as many works as they like for an application fee of ONLY $10 PER PIECE.

You will be invoiced via PayPal for your application fee following receipt of your application. Applications will not be considered until application fees have been paid.

Please fill out a separate form for each work submitted.

*Side Street Studio Arts Artist Members do not have to pay the application fee.


Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 10am (no late submissions will be accepted)

Artist notifications will be sent by early February.

Name: Erin Rehberg
Address: 15 Ziegler Ct.
Phone: 847.429.2276