The Pagan Festival - Performer and Speaker Application
Festival Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm MLK Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA
Theme: Service Through Spirituality
The Pagan Festival and Parade is the day before Mothers' Day.
Check-In (All Performers and Speakers)
Please check in at the STAGE NO LATER THAN 12:30 pm. There will be a sign-in sheet at the stage. Please check the posted schedule to verify your scheduled performance time. Please arrive at the stage NO LATER THAN 15 minutes prior to your scheduled performance.
Check-In (Soundtracks, Music or Audio Special Needs)
Our goal is for you to present the highest quality performance possible. Our Stage Manager and our Audio Engineer are there to assure that you and the audience will experience the highest quality performance as possible. Therefore, if you have a sound track that is required to be played during your performance or speech, or have special audio needs, please check-in between 10:00 am to 11:30 am the day of the Pagan Festival with Miss Tiki, Stage Manager, at the stage, and the Audio Engineer at the Sound Booth in front of the stage. Special requests cannot be accepted past 11:30a.m. This will allow time for you to participate in the Procession and assure that the Public Ritual is not interrupted.
Sound checks are between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. You are required to indicate on this application that a sound check is required.
The City of Berkeley has granted the Pagan Festival a sound permit not to exceed four hours from 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Its important that city permit requirements are followed. To be fair to the other performers, the audience and the Pagan Alliance staff, please arrive at the stage 15 minutes prior to your performance. To be fair to other performers, you will be removed from the schedule if you are late.
Our volunteer stage crew is small. Please bring assistance to setting up/taking down your equipment. You are responsible for load-in and load-out of your own equipment. We also suggest that you organize and pack-up your equipment after you have left the stage; not on-stage. Since we have a tight schedule, please follow these requests which will allow the next performer(s)/speaker to have ample time to set-up and perform.
A secured changing tent is located adjacent to the stage. The changing room will have a full-length mirror. Refreshments, including food and beverages, will be provided. To be fair to the next performer(s) you are required to remove your belongings after the performance to assure ample room for the next performer(s). You may hang out in the backstage area, however, we suggest that you can take advantage of the Performer Meet and Greet Canopy available to you to meet your audience and sell your merchandise.
The Pagan Alliance provides a table to you to sell your CD/DVD/Book. You or your representative is required to staff the table during the time that your merchandise is to be sold. If requested, you will be included in the Meet and Greet schedule. An announcements will be made during the festival directing the audience to the Performers/Speakers Canopy adjacent to the stage. This area is designed to allow Performers and Speakers to promote their merchandise and meet the audience. If you are an author, we recommend that you schedule a time in the Authors Circle to autograph your literature (this is a separate application).
Please bring your inventoried merchandise, a receipt book and your own cash box. You will be responsible for these items. Please consider placing an ad in the program if you wish to advertise your CD/DVD/Book.
Program and Resource Guide Ads
Please visit www.thepaganalliance.org/festival/advertising to find out about ad rates and requirements.
Stage Manager and Stage staff
Like you, our Stage Manager and her team are volunteers. Please follow the instructions of our Stage Manager, Miss Tiki, and her staff. She and her staff want to make sure the day goes smoothly. This is to assure that the Festival will be enjoyed by all while meeting the requirements of our City of Berkeley Special Event Permit and Sound Permit.
Please be advised that you will be filmed and photographed by staff photographers, the media, and television news stations. Please make sure that the members of your troupe are advised of this. Also, due to insurance reasons pyrotechnics are not allowed unless your troupe wishes to extend the parade insurance policy. Animals and performing props, such as swords and knives are permitted, but must be disclosed.
Vendor and Non-Profit Organizations
Please register and pay on line at www.thepaganalliance.org
The Pagan Alliance reserves the right to remove any person or group from the staging area, festival site or the procession, who is, in its sole discretion and opinion of our security staff, a hindrance to the safety or progress of the procession, public ritual or festival or who places other participants or spectators in physical danger, or whose participation is inconsistent with the purposes and objectives of the event as set forth above.