Please complete the following information for your NACA submission. This form is our internal form and doesn’t go directly to NACA. We will be contacting you after completion to review any needed details. Thanks!
Submission fees, to be paid to Neon, are $145 PER REGION.
Showcase Fees To Be Paid To NEON IF SELECTED TO SHOWCASE:
Spotlight Showcase $370
Master of Ceremonies $370
Performance Sampler $190
Special Events $220-370*
*If interested in a Special Events showcase, please note, prices range based on region and showcase slot. If selected for a Special Events showcase, you will be responsible for your own production needs and the costs associated with those needs.
Showcase Category Descriptions:
Spotlight Showcase (High and Low)
This category features both established and up-and-coming artists
performing for 10 minutes each. Isolated dates for Spotlight Low can be no higher than $1250 and can be exclusive of travel, but block prices must also be no higher than $1250 and include travel. Spotlight High encompasses all other pricing.
Master of Ceremonies Showcase
These acts introduce the other acts in spotlight showcase, and entertain
during set changes. This category includes acts that require a minimum set-up time and which can perform in front of the curtains or on the stage
Lecture acts are those that cover topics such as social awareness, political issues, health and environmental concerns, the arts, etc. This category is
primarily non-musical and educational. Lecture acts have 15 minutes to present. An act may take questions from the audience or conduct a question and answer session within their 15-minute period.
Roving Artist Showcase
This free-form category can show off any kind of novelty, variety or musical
talent. Artists selected for this showcase perform in designated areas within
the event facility. More than one roving Artist may be scheduled per day at
the discretion of the showcase selection committee, in consultation with the
NACA office. It is the intention that artists be mobile. NACA does not provide
nor allow any equipment, sound or lighting for this category. The following
guidelines will apply to this showcase category:
• Acts in this category cannot use any electrical outlets, lighting, staging,
portable music players or anything else using batteries or an electrical outlet that produces sound. The roving Artist will be permitted to
perform from 12:01 am until midnight on the day determined by the
designated event contact and in areas determined by the NACA office.
Performance times and locations may be limited due to site restrictions
and facility policies.
• The Roving Artist is not allowed to perform during any Spotlight, Lecture,
special event or sampler showcase.
• The Roving Artist may perform outside of the room during meal functions, but the performance must end no later than five minutes before
the beginning of any showcase, awards program or any other activity
deemed in direct conflict by the designated event contact.
• The Roving Artist may perform during an educational session but should
not be seen or heard from an educational session room.
• Roving Artist acts will be introduced at the beginning of a Spotlight
showcase on the act’s assigned showcase day and the showcase Production Coordinator will inform the act what time it will take place.
Special Event Showcase
Special event showcases are presented at various times and in various settings during the conference (conference orientation, late at night, etc.). If the performance is scheduled on the Primary Stage, NACA will provide production (sound, lights, staging). If the performance is provided on an Auxiliary Stage, the act is responsible for ALL production costs (e.g. sound, lights, labor, electric, staging, etc.) Performance times will vary (e.g. 20, 30 or 60 minutes) by region.
Artists will have five minutes to perform. Artists applying for this category must be able to perform with minimal sound
reinforcement. NACA will provide house sound, consisting of four inputs
(either microphone or direct input). There is no opportunity for a sound/light check.