Submit now for Virtual Access JC Fridays

on June 4, 2021

On June 4, Art House Productions will celebrate Virtual Access JC Fridays! All participating partner venues will come together in one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions. Virtual JC Fridays will take place entirely on Zoom! The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 28 at 5:00pm EST.

 

This event focuses on inclusion and accessibility. Art House encourages participating venues to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in any of its many forms.

Virtual Access JC Fridays has 2 participation options for partner venues:

  1. 6-minute Meet & Greet 6 minutes to introduce your business/venue & promote programming.

  2. 10-minute Extended Profile **Only 6 available; reserved for segments that feature artists with disabilities or work about the disability experience **​

 

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Virtual JC Fridays will take place on Zoom. Presenters need the following to participate:

    • Laptop/tablet/smartphone with a camera & reliable internet access.

    • Zoom account (free accounts are fine)

  • All presenters MUST be located in Jersey City or have a connection to Jersey City

  • Sorry, no late submissions can be accepted.

  • All presenters must participate in a dress rehearsal/practice the week before the event on Zoom. 

  • Deadline for Art House to receive media files for the event (videos, slideshows, powerpoints, etc.) is May 27.

A note about submission fees: Art House is aware this is a financially difficult time, for this JC Fridays, we are implementing a "Pay What You Can" submission fee. The standard submission fee is $25, venues are encouraged to pay as much or as little of this fee is possible for them. Payment must be made via PayPal: www.paypal.me/ArtHouseProductions (if you must pay using cash or check, please email Courtney at jcfridays@arthouseproductions.org). Submission fees pay for Zoom, the JC Fridays website, graphic design, professional captions & ASL interpretation, and the staff to put on this event.

Art House is committed to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and encourages members of the Jersey City community who are underrepresented to submit. Art House encourages all participating venues to compensate their artists for their participation.

Submissions Closed Wednesday, April 28 @5pm

2021 JC Fridays Dates:

March 5 | June 4 Access | September 10 | December 3

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Want to participate but unsure what to present? Contact us to setup a consultation with Virtual JC Fridays producers Courtney Little & Miranda Dahl! We're happy to help brainstorm a segment that shows off your art or business. Past clips from Virtual JC Fridays are also available here: View Past Virtual JC Fridays Clips

 

If you have missed the deadline, but still want to be featured online, email us at jcfridays@arthouseproductions.org to inquire about listing availability.

 

Benefits of Participating

Virtual

JC Fridays

  • 100% of audience members said they would rate the event "very positive" or "positive."

  • 94% of presenters for Virtual JC Fridays would recommend participating to other businesses.

  • 57% of presenters saw an increase in website and social media traffic after participating. 

In-Person

JC Fridays

  • 61% of participants report a significant increase in foot traffic into their establishments on JC Fridays.

  • 62% of businesses that participated in JC Fridays reported an increase in sales on JC Fridays as compared to a typical Friday ($250-500 more).

  • The Art House Quarterly (AHQ) brochure reaches approximately 20,000 people annually.