Dreamtime Grant and
Please read below before submitting
Who can apply?
Dreamtime accepts applications from musicians, performance artists, artists, workshop leaders, and theme camp facilitators who have already filled out a registration or application form.
What kind of
music, art, workshops and performances
We fund musical groups, performances, art installations, workshops, and theme camps that will further the aims of Dreamtime to inspire, educate, connect and empower people to create positive change in the world through a dynamic blend of arts, education, and celebration. We fund activities that are creative, have a positive and proactive message, and encourage participation, interaction and reflection.
We like activities that are multi-disciplinary and can be
experienced with multiple senses or include multiple mediums,
and incite people to challenge the traditional perspective of
music, teaching, learning, performance and art.
What can be requested?
Dreamtime is a 100% participant-funded
and staffed event. You, and everyone
else, should arrive at the gates ready
to become involved in our temporary community,
to help enhance the overall experience
for everyone, and with the intent to
fully embrace the creative, participatory
nature of the event. Dreamtime is an
effort made by the community for the
community; everyone involved purchases
a ticket in order to support the event
and for the privilege of attending. Each
and everyone of us are performers, students,
teachers and facilitators at Dreamtime.
This concept of participation is reflected
in our approach which does NOT pay travel
or other expenses, fees, or other compensation
for performers, instructors, facilitators
or artists at Dreamtime.
If you feel that you have something to
offer but cannot bring your music, performance
or theme camp to Dreamtime without some
sort of assistance, you may consider
applying here for a grant or scholarship
to cover entry costs, travel expenses,
materials, and so forth. Please understand
that available funds are extremely limited,
and only apply for the minimum that would
enable you to participate. Your application
will benefit if you are able to demonstrate
that you are asking for the smallest
amount possible and your genuine need.
Preference will be given
to those applications that demonstrate
resourcefulness and a true desire to
participate and contribute to the festival,
- Finding donated materials and services
- Booking other paid performances/workshops/events
nearby before or after the festival
to cover expenses
- Holding fundraising or benefit events
- Finding sponsors
- Volunteering at or prior to the festival
Grant and Scholarship Application Form
(Note: We recommend
that you type the answers to your questions
off-line in a text document before you
complete the on-line questionnaire. Copy
and paste your answers into the web form,
and please save your text document for
If you have questions
about how to complete the form, please
Please answer all questions,
even if it's just a "N/A". You may lose
your work if you submit a form with empty
The Dreamtime main stage features music and performance
art, multimedia, theatre, and workshops from diverse genres. Professional
performers trade the spotlight with new voices and experimental projects.
During the festival, musicians and performers practice freedom of expression
in an environment of participation, sharing, and creativity. The culture
that is being created is one where casual observation is replaced with
an attitude of support and attentive witness. Many members of the audience
are freshly charged from inspirational workshops and are ready to abandon
themselves in celebration.
The surreal outdoor setting, a charged audience and multi-genre electrifying
performances create an amazing atmosphere...