WAXworks is an open, mixed media, work-in-progress showcase suitable for both new and seasoned artists. The program benefits artists on three levels:
(A) PRODUCTION: WAXworks offers an opportunity to showcase up to 12 minutes of work on a professional stage with an extensive technical capacity, including an experienced lighting designer on hand and front of house and production staff. You will also receive a video file, filmed in HD, of your presented work via Dropbox, a free online file-sharing program.
(B) ADMINISTRATIVE: WAX believes in learning by doing. By providing marketing and promotional tools for artists to use, we hope that each participant feels confident in generating a diverse audience for their showcase. In an uncertain arts market, creative people need to be just as knowledgeable about promoting their work as performing it.
(C) DEVELOPMENT: WAXworks asks audience members to provide anonymous written feedback on each work they see. This feedback from the diverse and varied audiences attending WAXworks offers artists valuable insight to help develop their work in a real and constructive way. Artists are invited and encouraged to present work that is in progress!!!
MARKETING // PROMOTION
WAXworks is a co-presentation between WAX and the participating artists. This means that WAX provides the venue and background production needs while the artists provide the work. However, both partake in the marketing and promotion of the event.
WAXworks asks every participant to actively develop the audience for their show by sending emails, using social networking tools like Facebook, and handing out postcards to friends, family, and acquaintances, encouraging them to attend this unique performance experience. The anonymous audience feedback is successful as long as an audience is present. This means that your friends and family should be encouraged to see the whole show and offer up their valuable perspective to each artist.
We also ask that participating artists encourage audience members to pay the suggested ticket donation of $12. It helps offset the production costs for WAX and keeps our artist fees low.