Artist Submissions

Community Programs, Applications and Submissions

For three generations of San Fernando Valley residents the Valley Cultural Foundation (VCF) has been the focal point of summer entertainment and enrichment. Since 1975 more than 2.8 million people have attended our free community musical and arts programs. More than 160,000 people will attend a VCF event each summer.

Valley Cultural Foundation is one of the largest 501(c)(3) charitable non- profit arts outreach organizations in Southern California. In addition to our arts-related programming, we are actively involved with other non-profit organizations in our common goal of enriching lives and building upon the fabric that bonds a community together.

All of our programs are offered to the community free of charge so that all can enjoy these wonderful events, regardless of their means. These programs bring a great value to our community, but there is also a tremendous cost associated with each event we produce. VCF depends on its partnership with private members, donors, and significant corporate sponsors to make our marvelous programs possible.

We invite you to check out the programs below and submit an application to us.

Emerging ArtistThe Valley Cultural Foundation (VCF) has announced an open call for Emerging Artists to perform their original work as opening acts for the 2020 season of Concerts on the Green. VCF’s goal is to provide up-and-coming artists with a professional, established venue in which to play, promote and refine their talents, while cultivating new talent for other VCF program locations.

The Emerging Artists Showcase will take place each Sunday during the regular concert season of June through August. Bands are selected by VCF’s programming committee and will be matched-up with the genre and/or style of the headliner playing that week. Artists will open the show starting at approximately 5:30 p.m. and play until 6:15 p.m. with the regular – headliner performance beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The Emerging Artist Showcase will also engage the audience by having them vote for their favorite performance of the season via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. At the conclusion of the series, the band with the most fan votes will receive an “Emerging Artist Showcase Care Package”, which includes $1,000 in gear from a local musical retailer. Additionally, the artist with the most votes will headline a concert at VCF’s NoHo Summer Nights Series, North Hollywood in 2020.

“We created The Emerging Artists Showcase to provide local up-and-coming artists with a platform to share their work with the public. It’s an important part of the inclusion conversation happening now in the San Fernando Valley that’s often overlooked… simply giving artists a space to be seen and heard.

Submissions are now open for 2020.

Apply to be an Emerging Artist

Black WhiskeyThe Valley Cultural Foundation (VCF) has announced an open call for Emerging Artists to perform their original work as opening acts for NoHo Summer Nights. VCF’s goal is to provide up-and-coming artists with a professional, established venue in which to play, promote and refine their talents, while cultivating new talent for other VCF program locations. Artists must perform 90% original music.

The Emerging Artists Showcase will take place each Saturday during the regular concert season of June through August. Bands are selected by VCF’s programming committee and will be matched-up with the genre and/or style of the headliner playing that week. Artists will open the show starting at approximately 7:00 p.m. and play until 7:45 p.m. with the regular – headliner performance beginning at approximately 8:00 p.m.

We created The Emerging Artists Showcase to provide local up-and-coming artists with a platform to share their work with the public. It’s an important part of the inclusion conversation happening now in the San Fernando Valley that’s often overlooked… simply giving artists a space to be seen and heard.

Submissions are now open for 2020.

Apply to be an Emerging Artist

“Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands is a musical talent show organized to give musicians, an opportunity to showcase their talents.

The philosophy behind the event is that, “Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands provides opportunity and inspiration for performers and their audience, as well as contributing to the cultural and social amenity of the music community.

It is the goal of the Valley Cultural Foundation’s “Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands to:

  1. Promote live music through a quality musical talent show.
  2. Promote self-development by encouraging application regardless of age, ability and musical genre. “Rock the Valley” Battle of the Bands is committed to acknowledging the fullest diversity of applicants and to promote equality of opportunity for everyone.
  3. Contribute to the wellbeing of the music community by promoting up a community event, in the community for the community.
  4. To promote the bands and the Valley Cultural Foundation as a leader in promoting and supporting up and coming artist in the music community.
  5. To promote the culture and the arts.
  6. To work with local businesses and organizations to promote this event and to provide advertising and opportunity for those supporters.
  7. The development of Battle of the Bands web-links to ensure continual promotion of the event.

Important Dates for 2020

  • Registration – All registrations to participate must be submitted by Monday, January 6th, 2020
  • Orientation – Monday January 13th, 2020 at the Madrid Theatre.
  • Preliminary Rounds – Monday’s January 27th, February 3rd, 10th & 17th, 2020.
  • Semi Final Rounds – Monday February 24th and March 3rd, 2020.
  • Finals – Monday March 23rd, 2020

Cost to Enter: $20

 

Submit your application

Do you have a great act and want to perform in front of an audience of thousands? Consider submitting your band or artist to the Valley Cultural Foundation’s Concert on the Green or NoHo Summer Nights Series.

Thank you for your interest in submitting your band or artist for consideration of one of Valley Cultural’s Programs including Concerts on the Green.

Concerts are fully booked for the 2019 season. All submitted applications will be considered for the 2020 season.

 

Submit your application

The Valley Cultural Foundation’s Community Outreach mission is to enrich the community through quality arts activities and programs for youth, seniors, and families in the San Fernando Valley.

Cuts in school arts programs have left our children with little opportunity to experience the joys of creativity and imagination through music, dance, and visual arts. Opportunities for seniors to participate in an affordable arts experience are also few and far between. Thanks to the generous support of individuals and corporations, the Valley Cultural Foundation’s Outreach programs reach thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students; senior citizens; and families each year.

2019 Community ConnectionsSubmissions Application

Valley Cultural Foundation’s Community Connections program thanks you for your interest. Download the application to find all the information you need to know and understand to participate in this community-concerned endeavor.

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