Notes on Fiction Call for Proposals

Notes on Fiction Call for Proposals


In Fall 2012, The Center for Fiction launched a new cross-disciplinary concert series entitled Notes on Fiction. With a thoughtfully curated, fiction-inspired program, each concert captures the spirit of a book in sound and features short readings of passages that inspired the musical program. Performances are followed by a wine reception, where the audience can mingle with the musicians.


Ensembles and musicians may submit proposals for concerts featuring books by living authors that last approximately 45-60 minutes. If we are interested in your proposal, we will contact you with possible dates for your performance.


Submit your proposal through our online form.


Applicant information

  • - Name of ensemble (if applicable)
  • - Contact person
  • - Contact phone number
  • - Website (if applicable)


Artist Bios and Work Samples

      • - Short biographies of performing artists or ensemble- include website links if possible
      • - Links to 2-3 sound clips or videos
      • - Proposal The book that will be featured for the concert: title, author, and summary (this can simply be a copy of the book blurb)
      • Our preferred format is for performers to read selected passages followed by corresponding musical selections. If you are following this format, please include the title of pieces, composers, and length of each piece. Be sure to keep passages brief! If you wish to format your concert in another way, please describe it in the proposal section.


Information for Selected Applicants

The Center will do a 60/40 ticket split with the artist(s), with 60% of sales going to the artist and 40% to The Center. Along with a performance at our warm, beautiful space, The Center will provide promotional assistance, a wine reception, and a video of the concert.


All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. The event (concert and wine reception) must end by 9-9:30 pm.


We will also provide promotional support, i.e., sending email blasts to our 15,000+ mailing list, social media channels, etc., but it is crucial that the ensemble makes a significant effort to promote its show.


Musicians will be required to sign a letter of agreement that includes the general outline of the event, and grants The Center the non-exclusive rights to record the event and to reproduce, distribute, and use the audio, video, and transcript of your presentation, in whole or in part, in all media and authorize others to do so. This will be sent prior to the event.


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