More information about the technical requirements for work samples can be found in the FAQs.

REQUIRED WORK SAMPLES

Provide work samples that give reviewers the best understanding of how a public experiences the creative team’s live performance work. We strongly recommend that samples reflect the work of one or more of the confirmed lead artists or ensembles listed.

Samples must be from prior work (not the proposed project) and should be from work created within the last 5 years.

For audio / video samples:
Each sample should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and no less than 2 minutes. You are welcome to submit full-length samples, but please provide specific cue points for reviewers. If you do not indicate a cue point, they will watch or listen to the first 2 minutes of the material.

For written samples:
Please upload a script, text, or libretto sample and select ten pages you would like the reviewers to read. If you do not indicate a specific section, the reviewers will read the first ten pages of the material. We do not recommend submitting more than one written sample.

You may upload a file or provide links to your work through Soundcloud, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.

Accepted file types include: pdf, docx, doc, mp3, m4a, wav, mp4, mov

Please send only samples of the work itself. Promotional materials, voice-ever explanation, press coverage and/or reviews may not be submitted.

If you are editing your work samples, continuous edits (i.e. moving between different points of view) are accepted, but edits to different points in time in a piece are not recommended.

WORK SAMPLE SELECTION & DESCRIPTION

  • Provide contextual information to help the reviewer/panelist focus on the elements that you want to highlight. For example, “You are listening to the first 3 minutes of a 45-minute composition. Please focus particularly on the instrumentation and rhythmic choices. These are good indicators of my compositions generally, but this section highlights some phrasing choices that I plan to investigate further in the proposed project.”
  • Indicate how the samples you selected provide a foundation for your proposed project, reflect your production or process values, or give some evidence of your experience working in the role(s) you are taking on in this project. For example, if you are proposing to choreograph a dance – it’s best to show a sample of your past choreographic work, and frame how that project links in some way to the proposed idea.
  • In the event that you do not have samples that make an explicit connection to the proposed project, it’s even more important to use the “description” narrative opportunity well. Select clear, continuous footage of what you believe to be your strongest work, and then tell the reviewers/panelists why you believe it’s the best representation of your work, and a little bit about the ways you intend to work differently (or in a new direction) than what some of the elements in the sample indicate.

OPTIONAL WORK-IN-PROGRESS SAMPLE

You may choose to include one, informal, work-in-progress sample of the proposed project.

For audio / video samples:
The sample should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and no less than 2 minutes. You are welcome to submit full-length samples, but please provide specific cue points for reviewers. If you do not indicate a cue point, they will watch or listen to the first 2 minutes of the material.

For written samples:
Please upload a script, text or libretto sample and select ten pages you would like the reviewers to read. If you do not indicate a specific section, the reviewers will read the first ten pages of the material.

This section is not required.

For the work-in-progress sample, please provide some contextual information about the material. Is this the first rehearsal with a full cast? Are these the costumes? Is this the 17th draft of the script? Is this the space you plan to share the work in? Help the reviewer understand more about which elements are close to “finished” (if any), and which elements are circumstantial for this documentation.