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Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series
Fanwood Historic Carriage House
Performance Series Recruiting

The Fanwood Arts Council is looking for artists to perform in "The Fanwood Cultural Arts Performance Series". We are using a "transparent booking" method. That is, we've laid out below exactly what you need to know to get booked in our series. After you've sent us your information, we'll (1) confirm that we've received it; and (2) give you a quick and unequivocal answer when you follow up with us. If you are interested in performing please forward your contact information and press kit or link to a myspace or other website containing bio information and musical demos, to:

What Type of performers Do You Book?

We lean toward (1) singer/songwriters (Arlon Bennet, Roia Rafieyan) and (2) Small groups (Reckon So, Booglerizers, etc.). We very rarely book cover bands, hard rock, or pop performers. It is requested that the performances be primarily acoustic in nature. Look at our list of past performers as a guide.

Fanwood Historic Carriage House
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What Do I Do Next?

Please send us a link to your web site, face book page, or mySpace page at Please provide examples of your music and list of your latest shows. We are happy to rely on your Web page for reviews, lists of places played, pictures, etc...

How Will I Know Where Things Stand?

We will send you an email confirming that we've received your materials. Chances are, you won't hear anything more from us until we want to set a date (which may be many months later). So, don't be a stranger. Email as many times as you like, asking whether you're on the "to-book" list and whether there are any opportunities coming up. You'll get an unequivocal, straight answer. Of course, follow-up is not a requirement: even if we don't hear from you, if there's a fit you'll still be on the list for a future booking.

What Is The Timing On Your Booking Process?

We book roughly 3-6 months in advance. We book for spring and fall, although there are two most-active booking periods: March/April for booking the following fall, and August/September for booking the following spring.

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What Do You Pay Performers?

Performers will receive a guarantee depending on the size of the ensemble and the duration of the performance. Details are provided during the recruiting process and are finalized in a contract and voucher that is executed by the artist, or artist rep, and the Borough of Fanwood. If you have additional questions about compensation please email We also provide space for CD and merchandise sales without fee.

What Else Do I Need To Know?

The shows take place in the beautiful and historic carraige house which was the barn for the old homestead hotel. The intimate space seats 75, The stage will comfortably support up to 6 performers so we request that you try to keep at or below that number. A proffessional sound system with microphones, instrument jacks, and monitors will be provided.

This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.