Submit now for the Virtual ACCESS JC Fridays
on June 5, 2020
On June 5, Art House Productions will celebrate the third annual ACCESS JC Fridays and this time around, we're going VIRTUAL! Access JC Fridays focuses on inclusion and encourages participants to present work from artists with disabilities and/or work that celebrates disability in any of its many forms, including, but not limited to: impairments that are cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, and sensory.
Virtual Access JC Fridays will take place on Zoom! All participating partner venues will come together in one online event showcasing all that Jersey City has to offer, hosted by Art House Productions & the Art House Access Committee.
Virtual Access JC Fridays has 2 participation options for partner venues:
5-minute Meet & Greet
(Art House staff will interview you for about 5 minutes to get to know your business/venue, promote online programming. This is a good option if you would like to be involved but don't feel you have the capability to fully plan a 15-minute segment.
15-minute Extended Profile
(15 minute event starting with a very brief meet & greet, this is ideal for a performance or art how-to) **Limited number of these profiles; preference given to events that feature artists with disabilities, work about the disability experience & tutorials (that teach art how-to and thus expanding access to that medium)**
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. Payment must be made via PayPal: www.paypal.me/ArtHouseProductions (if you have an extenuating circumstance and must pay a different way, please email Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org). Submission fees pay for Zoom, the JC Fridays website, graphics, and the staff to put on this event.
Use the link above to submit your event to JC Fridays. Learn more below.
Submissions Close: Friday, May 1 @5pm
2020 JC Fridays Dates:
March 6th | June 5th Access | September 11th | December 4th
How to Get Involved with JC Fridays
If you're an artist:
If you have a venue or business in Jersey City where you plan on showcasing your work, FANTASTIC! The venue partner should submit using the submission above. If you need help finding a venue partner, email us at email@example.com.
If you're a venue/business:
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).
If you have an arts event you plan on presenting for JC Fridays, FANTASTIC! Fill out the submission form above with all the info and we can take it from there. If you are not sure if your event qualifies, or if you want to participate but need to connect with an artist, contact us! What does the $25 submission fee get you? Inclusion in the JC Fridays Brochure (AHQ) (over 5,000 printed and distributed around Jersey City & Hoboken), listing with photo on the website, inclusion in the press release, inclusion in the neighborhood map, JC Fridays marketing toolkit (to help you publicize your event), participant surveys, post-event business surveys, and marketing/publicity support from the Art House staff.
ABOUT SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
Submissions generally open two months before the next JC Fridays and close one month before. We need at least four weeks to send the listings to our graphic designer and then to our printer to have the Art House Quarterly (where JC Fridays events are listed) printed. Additionally we need time to update this website, create the press release, facebook event, e-blasts, and social media campaigns. If you have missed the deadline, but still want to be featured online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about listing availability.