Opportunities also available for art and food vendors, civic organizations, and artists
Reston Community Center is seeking performing arts groups of all ages and cultures for the 21st Annual Reston Multicultural Festival. The festival will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Reston’s historic Lake Anne Plaza.
Applications will be accepted through June 18, 2021. Interested groups or individuals should fill out an Entertainment Application Form, available on RCC’s website.
Multicultural Festival applications are being accepted with the sincere hope that we will be able to return to normal operations and come together as a community on September 25 to celebrate the diverse cultures found in and around Reston. RCC will follow all state and county public health guidelines, including social distancing and mask-wearing if they are advised at that time.
All applications should include audio/video examples of the group’s work. To accommodate as many applicants as possible, selection will be made based on the materials submitted rather than auditions. Materials must include recent samples of representative work by the individual or group applying.
Submissions will be reviewed by the festival’s entertainment committee. Criteria used to evaluate them will include artistic merit, production values, evidence of authentic traditions and forms of specific cultures, and general merit of the performance to the festival. Performance styles can be specific to a particular religious orientation but should not be used to proselytize or overtly promote any faith or religion.
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a family-oriented event and material performed must be suitable for all ages and free of any content that would be inappropriate for a diverse, multicultural and multigenerational audience. Special consideration will be given to Reston-based organizations. Artists selected for the Multicultural Festival will be notified by July 16, 2021.
In addition to entertainers, entry forms are also available in the following categories:
- Arts/Crafts Vendors: Applications due June 18, 2021
- Community Organizations: Applications due June 18, 2021
- Food Vendors: Applications due June 18, 2021
All forms and guidelines may be found at www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf.
Visual artists who wish to participate in the Multicultural Festival art exhibit, Art Mirrors Culture, should check www.restoncommunitycenter.com in mid-July for more information and Call for Entries. Entry forms will be due in mid-August.
About the Reston Multicultural Festival
The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of Reston’s diversity and community spirit. The annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. The festival is presented by Reston Community Center, hosted by Lake Anne Plaza, and co-sponsored by Reston Association with partners from a variety of Reston-based organizations and businesses. For more information about the festival, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com/mcf.
About Reston Community Center
Each year RCC offers more than 2,000 positive, self-development experiences that enhance the quality of life for all people living and working in Reston. RCC provides a wide range of programs in arts, aquatics, enrichment, fitness and lifelong learning. We also create and sustain community traditions through special events, outreach activities and facility rentals. To find the programs or events that are right for you, visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com or call 703-476-4500.
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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. For further information, contact Reston Community Center at 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com. Reston Community Center is located at 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191. Reston Community Center is completely accessible to persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).