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Participating in a RAW Showcase
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PARTICIPATING IN A RAW SHOWCASE
I'D LOVE TO BE APART OF THIS ARTIST COMMUNITY! HOW DO I SIGN UP?
We'd love to have you! Please register at the top of the home page. Once you've registered and submitted, a director from your city will review your work and contact you about any openings in a future showcase for your area. RAWartists.org profiles are reserved for artists who have been booked/shown in one of our events.
I SUBMITTED MY WORK. WHAT NOW?
RAW events are booked several months out. All submissions are reviewed first by a RAW director in each respective city. After review, if there are any availabilities and it's a good fit, a director will contact you about the show. We would love to showcase every artist that submits to RAW. However, our events have limited capacity for artists and we cannot guarantee a showcase opening for every submission. Representatives in each city hand-select artists they believe to be the best fit for the event.
I'M A MODEL AND WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A SHOW. HOW DO I DO THAT?
RAW does not book nor select models for our showcases. The featured fashion designers in the show coordinate and select their own models. However, if you are interested, you can submit to that city, or contact us at info[at]RAWartists.org with the city you are interested in. We can then connect you with a director/representative in the city who can inform you of any featured designers looking for models for their shows.
We'd love to have you! Contact us at info[at]RAWartists.org with the RAW city you are closest to.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN ATTENDING A RAW SHOWCASE?
You'll experience an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it...). You'll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! To partake in the experience, RSVP ($10/ticket) to any of our 50+ monthly, city showcases by clicking on the city tab at the top of the homepage! The event has performances scheduled all night. To ensure that you do not miss a performance you are anticipating, please arrive on time. Refunds will not be issued for late guests.
Please note that all of our events vary in age restriction based on the venue. Because of the sale of alcohol, many of our venues are limited to 21 years of age or older. The exact restrictions are noted on each flyer. For specific questions about the venue accommodations, please contact the venue directly.
Our artists work hard to put out the work that they do. Our events are a special night dedicated to celebrating them. We urge that the audience and guests respect their efforts by dressing appropriately. No casual wear. This does not mean you need to wear a ballroom gown; but do dress up, and have some fun!
AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING & PHOTOS
By entering the event and venue, you consent to the capture of your likeness through photo and video for promotional use worldwide.
I PURCHASED TICKETS ON THE WEB SITE FOR A RAW SHOWCASE. HOW DO I RETRIEVE MY TICKETS?
After you've purchased a ticket through our site, you will receive an automated email from RAWartists.org with further ticket details. You will receive an email confirmation for your purchase shortly thereafter. If you do not receive this email, your transaction did not go through and you will need to return to the event page to re-register for these tickets. Please note that certain email clients (e.g. Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL) will mark these as spam.
We are an eco-friendly organization and put forward our best efforts to avoid any unnecessary paper-waste by keeping all of our tickets electronic. Your name and any guest tickets will be on an electronic guest list at the door on the night of the show. You will not have to print out (nor will you be mailed/shipped) any physical tickets.
All guests check in at the door under the ticket buyer's name. Guests may arrive separately and check in upon entry.
If you have any questions or come across any issues, please email
with your question. Please include information on the city/show you are trying to attend, your name, and Receipt ID if available.
I PURCHASED A TICKET FOR ANOTHER GUEST. HOW DO THEY GET IN?
Bought a few tickets and you're all arriving at different times? Bought a ticket for a friend and not attending the event? No problem. On the night of the event, any guest can check in at the door separately under the ticket buyer's name.
Unless a show is cancelled/postponed/moved, or an artist you are supporting cannot be in the show, there are no refunds. If you'd like to transfer your ticket to another guest or show, please contact us at tickets[at]RAWartists.org
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