Submissions Now Open for BCAF 2016!


Hey friends,

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now live for the 2016 Boston Comedy Arts Festival!

Submit here - https://bcafshowsubmission.eventbrite.com

Here's what you need to know:

BCAF 2016 runs Wednesday 9/7 - Sunday 9/11
Submission Deadline: May 27, 2016 at 11:59PM

Early Submission Fee (April 29 - May 13): $20 per act
Regular Submission Fee (May 14 - 27): $30 per act

The Boston Comedy Arts Festival is one of New England's biggest and best festivals, bringing together artists from around the country (and globe) in a week-long celebration of the art of comedy. As a nonprofit comedy arts organization, ImprovBoston's mission is to serve the community through laughter; and for one week each year, our community is a global one. Come be part of a 5-day comedy feast that spans multiple stages (all in walking distance) showcasing improv, standup, sketch, music, variety acts and everything in between. With world class workshops, Beantown hospitality, networking opportunities, and a week's worth of bonding through this crazy artform we all love, make ImprovBoston your home away from home. We can't wait to see you in September!

The Nitty Gritty:
Groups will receive notification of their acceptance status no later than June 17, 2016. Upon acceptance, acts receive a statement for their total registration cost, based on a rate of $20 for each performer on their submission form. Each individual will only need to pay the registration fee once, regardless of the number of accepted groups a person may perform with.
Submission fees and participant registration fees are two different, nonrefundable charges. If you have questions about the difference in fees, please contact us.

Performers in the Boston Comedy Arts Festival receive:
A performer pass good for FREE standby admission to ALL festival shows
A discount on ticket purchases, if you want to guarantee a seat
A super soft Boston Comedy Arts Festival shirt
Access to exclusive after parties and events
Discounts with local participating merchants
A 50% discount on workshops plus early registration options
A digital download of your multi-camera performance recording
Publicity in BCAF marketing materials (website, social, print, etc.)