What Do You See – What Do You Hear?

A Conversation of Music and Motion

Entry Deadline: Midnight, March 25th, 2024

Exhibition: April 28 – May 19, 2024

Project Description
The Arroyo Arts Collective (AAC) and Curator Mary Cheung invite artists to participate in What Do You See – What Do You Hear, a collaboration of dance and musical instrument, set within the Audubon Center at Debs Park compound. For this call musicians are asked to interpret their dance partner, while dancers respond and contribute to the music so that each elevates the other’s art.

Project Parameters
• Selected artists will be paired up and will perform in a duet of 10 – 15 minutes performance piece. Each duet will be comprised of 1 musician and 1 dancer.

• Artists will rotate each week and form a new duet each time, creating new collaborations and new unique performances. No performance will be identical. There are no rehearsals, and every piece will be created live, on the spot and will be original and unique.

• There will be 4 chosen musicians and 4 chosen dancers.

• Each selected artist must be able to commit to 4 weekly weekend performances. There will be an opening and closing celebration. A commitment to a total of 4 live performances is a must.

• Performances will be staggered and scattered throughout the 17-acre site of Debs Park and the Audubon Center, taking you on an hour and a half journey each week for this series.

• Each selected artist will receive $400 honorarium at the end of their commitment.

• 2 artists from the 8 finalists, 1 musician and 1 dancer, will be offered an opportunity to run a workshop for the public at the end of all live performances every other day. There will be an additional $50 Honoraria for artists who run the workshops.

• Musicians will be chosen for their pioneering spirit and ability to create music and sound with traditional and (a strong emphasis on) Nontraditional instruments to make sound/music for their dancer collaborator.

There will be 2 MUSIC workshops at the end of each live performance day on April 28th and May 18th, and will run no longer than 45 mins.
• “Let’s Make Music!” The selected Artist will lead a community workshop coaching the public to think outside the box when creating music with nontraditional instruments and interesting everyday items.

There will be 2 DANCE workshops at the end of each live performance day on May 11th and May 19th, and will run no longer than 45 mins.
• “Movement In Your Environment.” The selected Artist will lead a community workshop coaching the public to dance spontaneously and create without choreography, and find inspiration within the environment and to incorporate that into dance.

There is no entry fee, but any artist chosen to exhibit MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE. To become a member, visit www.arroyoartscollective.org, click on the JOIN link, and use PayPal.
Or, provide your name, address, email, and phone number, and a check for $25 and mail to The Arroyo Arts Collective, PO Box 50835, York Station, Highland Park CA 90050. Membership dues support this and future programming.

Must be 18+ to submit.

To Submit
Send submissions to: artstudiodesign2024@gmail.com
• Subject line: Urban meets Nature
• Submit a link or video with your sample of work. Any style is accepted. The sample must be no longer than 1 minute long. Make sure that any link you send works.
MUSICIANS: Submit a sample of your music and write in the submission what instruments you might be using, if any.
DANCERS: Submit a video of your dance style.
• Show us your creativity.
• If interested in being considered to teach a workshop, describe your workshop proposal in 200 words or less.
• Feel free to email with any questions.

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 25, 2024
NOTIFIED BY: April 10, 2024

Things To Know
• Musicians must be responsible for bringing and handling their own instruments.
• All artists must be responsible for being performance ready upon arrival.
• The performances should be appropriate for all ages.

Juror and Curator: AAC member Mary Cheung

Location: Audubon Center at Debs Park 4700 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Times and Performance Dates:
• April 28th 11am-2pm
• May 11th 11am-2pm
• May 18th 11am-2pm
• May 19th 11am-2pm

Mary Cheung is an innovative artist and award-winning Costume Designer. Her works contain a strong sense of story and combine multiple visual and performance mediums. She graduated from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and has worked as a Designer and Stylist on over 40 films. She is a recipient of the Best Costume Design Award from the NAACP. Movement is very important to Mary and she dances whenever possible.

The Arroyo Arts Collective: Established in 1989 as a community organization of artists, writers and performers who live and work in Northeast Los Angeles, the mission of the Arroyo Arts Collective is to develop and present creative events that educate while fostering an awareness of the artistic vitality which exists in northeast Los Angeles. http://arroyoartscollective.org/

The Audubon Center at Debs Park: The Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. Located in a wildlife corridor for migratory birds, Debs Park is a haven for 138 species of birds. Its nature-based education and community programs are designed to engage children and
their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. http://audubondebspark.org

WHAT DO YOU SEE – WHAT DO YOU HEAR? is made possible through the generous support of the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program as funded by the State of California and administered by CalOSBA. This programming is presented in partnership with the Audubon Center at
Debs Park.