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Presenter Application


23 Feb 2023 • Yuma, Arizona

To Prospective Yuma Symposium Presenters

Symposium presenters come from a wide variety of media and from all walks of creative life including those in academia, emerging artists, international icons and working makers at various points in their careers. The qualities that unify the over 250 top-notch presenters who have appeared in Yuma are passion and commitment to their art or craft, the quality of their work and their willingness to engage, inform and usually entertain. Presenters leave as ambassadors for Yuma, Arizona Western College and the Symposium.

Please keep in mind –

Presentations run about 60 to 90 minutes for a lecture and 2 hours for a combined lecture with demonstration. Demonstrations alone run 90minutes. The lecture or demo is done one time during the symposium. Priority is given to lectures with demos. The audience is from 150 to 200 people. An attempt is made to represent as many disciplines as possible.

You will be asked to upload the following information in the application.

 1 A current resume--with your name as you wish it to appear on publicity, address, telephone numbers, e-mail, website url
 2 5-10 digital images of recent work in Jpeg file format 2400 pixels along the long side of the image at 120dpi in CMYK or RGB Color mode. Images should be  representative of the work that you will be presenting. 
 3 A written proposal for a slide/digital presentation or lecture/demo including:
 a Exact title of the presentation (for the brochure) 
 b One or two paragraphs that explain the content of the presentation.
 c A brief bio for local publicity 
 d A one paragraph artist statement
  If any equipment, or settings are required for a demo/presentation, please give specifics. The Symposium has very limited resources available for demonstrations. Specify all of your AV needs (ie. number of projectors, screens, data projector, etc.). 
  Incomplete Applications will not be considered 

The symposium pays for travel and hotel. Honorariums are $400.00.
Please direct questions to Neely Tomkins, Executive Director 928-750-1195

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