Where the Art World and Real World Intersect

The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in unique perspectives and art that connects us to the many facets of our humanity.

 

Apply to the Intersections 2020 Festival!

 

Check out the events from the Intersections 2019 Festival

INTERSECTIONS Schedule highlights include:

PARTIES

The Washington Post Intersections Launch Party: February 21 from 6:30-8:00 PM.
Kick-off the 10th Intersections Festival with us at The Washington Post launch party 6:30pm – 8:00pm! The cafe will be open plus we’ll have light bites and drinks from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Listen to Matthew Mills, named one of the 50 fastest guitarists in the world.. Then, stay to see our kick-off concert by Moveius Contemporary Ballet.

FAMILY

Family Fun Days: February 23 & March 2 from 9:00-12:00 PM
Free and ticketed performances  for kids and their grown-up friends! Get crafty at our signature Creation Station!
Youth Summit: March 2 from 11:30-6:30 PM
Free and ticketed performances by some of the city’s most courageous and creative young adults showcasing how art can impact our community.
Creation Station: People of all ages can stop by a do a kid friendly craft for our community art installation, led by the craft instructors at Makeshift . Part of our ARTSPACE ACTIVATION program, the Creation Station available February 23 from 10:00-12:00 PM + March 2 from 10:00-12:00 PM

 

FREE CAFE CONCERTS

The Washington Post Cafe Concert Series
Each day of Intersections we host free performances and showings to keep you entertained throughout your time at the festival. Enjoy these free events by accomplished artists and select community groups while you sip a cup of coffee or wine in our lobby. Presented by Founding Media Sponsor The Washington Post.
Contact Heidi Hawkins, Festival Director, with general festival questions.

 

ARTSPACE ACTIVATION

The Atlas lobby will be filled with compelling art installations that will inspire you to think differently and question perceptions and understandings of elements that are a part of our everyday lives.

 

 

 

 

We are now accepting applications for the Intersections 2020 Festival!

Intersections 2020 Festival Dates: THURSDAY, February 20 – SUNDAY, March 1, 2020

Application Due Date: August 3, 2019 by 5PM

All performing companies and artists are welcome to apply. Works previously produced are eligible.

While artists/companies outside of the DC metro area may apply, strong preference is given to DC metro area artists. All artists must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Works are selected based upon artistic excellence, artistic merit, relevance to festival themes, innovation, collaboration, audience engagement, potential ticket sales, and marketing and administrative capacity.

All performances selected are presented as follows:

Atlas covers the cost of the performance space, standard venue inventory, one tech rehearsal (length of rehearsal varies by space) and provides production support including a light board operator, sound board operator, and venue manager, along with house management, box office, and marketing – which are all part of a multi-week long festival that over its history has presented hundreds of artists and hosted tens of thousands of audience members. The festival is a great way to see and be seen. If chosen, there will be a $150 Atlas Festival Fee that will be due at the signing of your contract for General Application category.

Important information: There is a $35 fee to apply. There is a $150 participation fee if accepted. Accepted artists will be determined and notified on or before September 15, 2019.

Artists and companies cover all “in the door” expenses (all performer fees and production costs) and a stage manager. Please note, all companies / artists must provide a non-performing stage manager for tech and performance(s).

All artists agree to market and promote their performance(s) as described in the application, and partner and/or collaborate with the Atlas and the INTERSECTIONS Festival community of artists.

Artists receive the proceeds from the box office less a percentage for the Atlas. The split of net box office sales is 50% Artist and 50% Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival.

INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival that presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. INTERSECTIONS is about presenting excellent art in all its forms that inspires a connected community, engaged artists and audiences alike, and creates a vibrant neighborhood, city, and world. We are interested in your unique perspectives and how your art connects us to the many facets of our humanity. How your art intersects with the real world? – is what we want to know, and what we want to show.

Applications are accepted in three categories:

General Festival:

Programming in this category is presented February 22-March 1. Works can be submitted in the genres of Story (theater, theatrical improvisation, film, story-telling, puppetry, spoken word, and poetry); Movement (dance, movement theater, movement improvisation, and circus); and Sound (jazz, world music, choral, opera, pop, rock, etc.)

General Festival Application

Family Fun Days:

Programming in this category is presented Saturdays February 22 and February 29. Works can be submitted that are highly engaging, insightful, and entertaining theatre, music, and dance programming for young audiences (ages 0-12) and families alike.

Family Fun Days Application

Youth Summit:

Programming in this category is presented Saturday, February 29. We are seeking youth groups and/or performing companies (teenage to young adult) that incorporate the performing arts into their curriculum in order to create a way for youth and young adults to better understand themselves, their community, culture, and world.

Youth Summit Application

 

 

 

Major Funding Provided By:

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Jane Lang
Sherry Bellamy and George Bumbray
Phil Guire

The Capitol Hill Community Foundation

Founding Media Sponsor:

Media Sponsors:

CultureCapital

Festival Partners:

 

 

Past Festival Photos

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