Mbongui Square Festival is an annual festival that celebrates the performing and visual arts. Organized by Kiandanda Dance Theater, the festival gathers dance, music, visual arts and spoken word artists of varied styles and artistic choices, from the Bay Area and across the world. What defines Mbongui Square Festival is interdisciplinary arts and multicultural community.
Launched in 2012, Mbongui Square Festival came from the aspiration to strengthen the concept of community through the arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. The artists from diverse art forms and backgrounds present their creative and artistic work on a shared and unique platform.
Kiandanda Dance invites dance, music, spoken word and visual art artists to submit their existing work of 5-10 in length to be considered for the 2017 Mbongui Square Festival. A total number of 25 art makers (groups and individuals) will be selected to showcase their work at Zaccho Space on November 10, 11, & 12. Our international applicants, if selected, will show work at an additional venue in San Francisco and Oakland, California.
Participating in this festival provides artists with performance opportunity, publicity, generous tech support, a videographer and photographer to document your performances, as well as free food and beverages in the spirit of the mbongui (community).
Where: Zaccho Studio (at Zaccho Dance Theater home), 1777 Yosemite Avenue, San Francisco, California 94124, USA.
Deadline for applications: August 15th
How to apply: visit and download Application Form at: https://www.mbonguifest.org/apply-today
Costs for participants:
International artists: $125
Local (USA) artists: $75
*$25 non-refundable processing fee due with application on August 15th **Remaining Balance of $100 (International) and $50 (local) due upon acceptance on August 28th.
For further information, please visit www.mbonguifest.org