2020 Class Proposal
More about the Class Proposal Process
BurlyCon 2020 seeks proposals for classes, workshops/BurlyLabs, and paper presentations.
Our focus is on proposals that enhance creativity and professionalism, strengthen community relationships, and advance the caliber of art made by the community.
We invite artists, scholars, teachers, and all interested parties to submit proposals on any relevant topic. The Programming Committee will review all proposals and select those that fit the greater framework of the convention.
Class proposal subjects and topics may include, but are not
limited to the following: movement/choreography, costuming, burlesque history,
production, theatrical techniques, stage management, makeup, prop/set building,
race/age/gender/size/ability/etc., or academic treatments of burlesque.
For the purposes of this event:
A CLASS will be defined as: a one or one-and-a-half hour session during which an instructor provides instruction to students in a lecture or interactive format. (Types: Movement, Demonstration, Lecture, Roundtable Discussion, etc.)
A WORKSHOP will be defined as: a one or one-and-a-half hour session during which an instructor provides instruction to a small set of students on how to build, create or make something. This is a hands-on class where the instructor either brings the supplies or provides a list of supplies each student will need in order to complete the class.
A PAPER PRESENTATION will be defined as: a one-hour presentation of work written by one or more persons that can be delivered in a lecture OR panel type environment.
All proposals for BurlyCon 2020 curriculum are due at 11:59 pm PST on April 15th, 2020.
No late submissions will be accepted. The Programming Committee will notify ALL applicants by May 30th, 2020.
PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCEDURES
Proposals are reviewed by the Programming Selection Committee and evaluated on the following criteria:
Is the topic relevant to the community and this convention?
Is the proposal organized, clear and understandable?
Is your topic specific? (A class on "How to be Awesome" is less likely to be accepted than a class on "How to Strip in a Corset")
Are your class description and bio concise and well-written?
Does the proposal and/or applicant's references suggest this presenter would be an effective teacher? (Previous teaching experience is not a requirement, though it will be taken into consideration.)
Please be aware that all materials submitted at the time of application are final.
You will not have an opportunity to change the information
you submit nor will you be able to adjust your classroom needs as the date of
the convention approaches. Please be sure to plan thoroughly and triple-edit
your information before submitting.
IF YOU ARE ACCEPTED
Contracts: You will be expected to return a signed contract to the Programming Committee by the contract deadline. Your contract will be administered online via DocuSign (www.docusign.com)
Compensation: BurlyCon offers a stipend per class and all teachers are offered free conference admission in recognition of your work. Unfortunately, BurlyCon is only able to offer assistance with travel and lodging to a very limited number of invited presenters.
Workshop Materials and Equipment: You are expected to provide the materials necessary for workshops as well as any handouts you wish to supply to students. BurlyCon has available a limited number of projectors, music systems and dry erase boards. Please bring any cable adapters necessary to connect your computer/electronic device to BurlyCon's projector or sound system, as BurlyCon does not have extras.
All proposals are due at 11:59 pm PST April 15th, 2020.
Proposals will be reviewed and a response will be sent by May 30th, 2020.
Thank you for all that you do, we look forward to reviewing your proposal.
BurlyCon Programming Committee