Fest to span 16 months …
“A Series of Concerts”
The MVMF is pleased to announce the creation of an ongoing festival over the course of the next 16 months leading up to a larger three day festival in August of 2013. There will be an event held in August of 2012 but it will not be a three day outdoor festival rather a cultural event as part of our ongoing series.
Along with other organizations and partnerships, the Fellowship aims to provide a series of cultural experiences over the course of 16 months. Dinner Clubs, Concerts, Theatrical Performances, Outdoor Events, Rodeos, Parties and Festivals will all be part of a community project of vast potential.
We already started!
On March 9th of this year we hosted a party that was graced by the performance of guitarist/singer/composer Brent Tyler.
Twenty seven people dined at the Fellowship’s quarters and later, 64 people took in the show at a early 1900s chapel in the heart of downtown Carstairs.
Our next show is Steve Palmer on April 12th, 2012 at The Café Radio in Carstairs.
An artists submission form has been on the fest website since the beginning of 2012 and although our programming has changed for the second weekend in August 2012, Artists will now have an extended opportunity. Artists who submit to perform at our festival are also reviewed by a Culture Pillar committee for an opportunity to perform at one of our series of concerts held at various venues around town throughout the year. Later this year there will also be an opportunity for artists to hold a residency for professional development including an adequately equipped rehearsal space, recording environment and a yoga studio. Stand by for more info.
Opportunities: Artist Submissions
But What If I Sponsor?!
Now is the time for an extended opportunity for Cultural support recognition and advertising. Banners, logos, stage mentions and website are only a few methods to succeed in grabbing the audience’s attention. Other perks will include: ~ Dinner Arrangements ~ Concerts ~ Accommodations ~ VIP Receptions ~ Ticket Packages ~ Backstage Access
Opportunities: Tickets & Sponsorship
We still need you.
A volunteer game plan is currently being developed to make your volunteer experience as enjoyable as possible while still supporting the needs of the event or fest. Each event will be a micro fest that will solidify teamwork right through to a large scale event.
Volunteer positions examples:
Ticket Table, Drink Table, Bar, Kitchen, Set Up, Tear Down, Security, Sound & Lights, Pre Event Help … etc etc.
Volunteer perks will include: ~ Dinner Arrangements ~ Experiencing the Show ~ Potential merchandise (Fest T-shirt) ~ Exclusive concerts and parties ~ Overwhelmming Feeling of Helping Out
Opportunities: Volunteer Positions
The Polyjesters have had the pleasure in accompanying and collaborating with several great artists over the years.
Camping & Lodging
We have one motel in Carstairs and a great Campground. Our local Carstairs Lions will manage our Fest Camp Site in 2013.
If you are looking to open a hotel in Carstairs, we have some great ideas for you.
Artists who perform at our concerts/fest or participate in our Artist Residency have the opportunity to be billeted with some poco local Carstair-eos.
Although we will not be hosting our regular outdoor event this year we will still be accepting applications for 2013. There is also a great festival up the road in Didsbury every summer called the Mountain View Arts Festival.
Opportunities: MVMF Vendor Application
The Café Radio
Home of the Meatloaf Sandwhich, the Hummingbird Cake, Quiche and other great treats.
Live Entertainment, Concert Series, Dinner Bistros
Home of the Polyjesters.
Chef Sheldon is becoming a wide known name around a 3 block radius in downtown Carstairs.
Staff Change Announcement
The MVMF would like to thank Karina Berrade Valleau for her role as Operations Manager for the past 3 years. Karina has performed well at this challenging position and will be concentrating on more creative aspects of the fest. Watch @CarstairsYoga for exciting developments.
The MVMF would now like to welcome Michael Dougherty as Operations Manager. Michael and his family live in Carstairs where Michael is also the museum’s currator and facilitator for the group Carstairs 20/20. For Operations Questions please contact Michael at email@example.com