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FusionFest 2024

event Nov 30 10:00 am - Dec 01 8:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801, United States
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Hosted by Fusion Fest

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Dates
Nov 30 10:00 am - Dec 01 8:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Location
400 S Orange Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801, United States

7th Annual Multicultural Festival - A free, two-day, festival that draws thousands of people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities in Downtown Orlando. Annual Fusion Cooking Contest - Experience unique fusion dishes with ingredients and techniques from around the world made by local chefs as they compete for the $1,000 prize! MYgration Films 2024 - A film festival in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival in which local filmmakers have five days to produce a short, three to five minute, documentary about a person’s journey to Central Florida. Filmmakers and subjects are randomly paired on a Friday evening and the film must be submitted by midnight Wednesday. There’s currently a collection of about 65 films, and every month, a Watch Party is hosted featuring a live conversation with past participants and special guests.

Parking instructions
There are five parking garages within 2 blocks of FusionFest. The City Hall ad SunTrust garages are the closest. Participants can check with their curator about special parking for them.

Health & safety guidelines
This is an outdoor festival so there are no particular protocols.

Marketplace

Interested in applying to the event:
19 active applications
Food Vendor
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
Please note, 

FusionFest load-in is Friday the 29th. If you are unable to load-in on Friday the 29th please do not apply for this event. FusionFest is Saturday the 30th and Sunday December 1st. Load-out is Sunday December 1st after the event ends. 
 
Before starting your application, please note that:
 
1) You will be required to upload photos of all of your dishes.
 
2) Vendors are responsible to collect payment directly from patrons. 
 
3) At least one of your food items must be $4.  $6, $8, and $10 items are optional. You are unable to sell items for prices other than  $4. In addition, $6, $8, and $10 items are allowed. You can sell up to 6 food dishes and up to 3 culturally relevant drink items.
 
4) You will be required to enter credit card information for the fee payment but you will only be charged after your application is approved. We will let you know by email when the payment will be processed.
 
5) Approval notifications will be sent via email by Sept. 15.
 
6) Read the Terms & Conditions before applying.


Premium Vendor
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
Premium Vendor is Commercial services and/or top quality merchandise. Cost is $1,000.
 
Premium Vendor includes:
-Logo on signage
-Premium placement at the festival
-Announced from the stage
-Credentials for the VIP/Media spot
 
 
FusionFest load-in is Friday the 29th. If you are unable to load-in on Friday the 29th please do not apply for this event. FusionFest is Saturday the 30th and Sunday December 1st. Load-out is Sunday December 1st after the event ends. 
 
Before starting your application, please note that:
 
1) You will be required to enter credit card information for the fee payment but you will only be charged after your application is approved. We will let you know by email when the payment will be processed.
 
2) Approval notifications will be sent via email by Sept. 15.
 
3) Read the Terms & Conditions before applying.
 
Merchandise Vendor
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
MERCHANDISE:
 
Culturally relevant and hand crafted items. No machine created, mass produced items or generic items.

Cost is $175
 
FusionFest load-in is Friday the 29th. If you are unable to load-in on Friday the 29th please do not apply for this event. FusionFest is Saturday the 30th and Sunday December 1st. Load-out is Sunday December 1st after the event ends. 
 
Before starting your application, please note that:
 
1) You will be required to enter credit card information for the fee payment but you will only be charged after your application is approved. We will let you know by email when the payment will be processed.
 
2) Approval notifications will be sent via email by Sept. 15.
 
3) Read the Terms & Conditions before applying.
 

Service/Nonprofit Vendor
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
Service/Nonprofit Vendor is for Non-profit, 501-c-3 organizations providing services to the community.
 
Cost is $175
 
FusionFest load-in is Friday the 29th. If you are unable to load-in on Friday the 29th please do not apply for this event. FusionFest is Saturday the 30th and Sunday December 1st. Load-out is Sunday December 1st after the event ends. 
 
Before starting your application, please note that:
 
1) You will be required to enter credit card information for the fee payment but you will only be charged after your application is approved. We will let you know by email when the payment will be processed.
 
2) Approval notifications will be sent via email by Sept. 15.
 
3) Read the Terms & Conditions before applying.
 
Global Exchange
Deadline: Sep 01, 2024
An area for getting up close and personal with global cultural traditions examined through the lens of inclusivity and shared through demonstrations and short talks.
Curated by Dr. Earl Mowatt
Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm
Storytelling
Deadline: Nov 22, 2024
Rap about the diversity around us, tell stories from around the world, or take the audience through a verbal labyrinth of international poetry traditions.
WORLD DANCE PARTY
Deadline: Oct 09, 2024
Come dance around the world with us. Join us for a fun opportunity to teach a cultural dance from your heritage at our very new WORLD DANCE PARTY tent.  
 
You will be responsible for 15 minutes of cultural dance instruction; than 15 minutes of dance with a diverse audience. 
In order to ensure participants can tune in above the excitement and sounds of the festival; we will have headsets available for silent disco. 
 
TOTAL SET TIME
 
15MIN- HEADPHONE DISTRIBUTION (GREETINGS & INTRODUCTION)
 
15MIN- INSTRUCTION
 
15MIN DANCING
 
SCHEDULE WILL BE SET BY CURATOR YESSICA LIZEAGA
 
We look forward to your sharing the richness and beats of your amazing cultural. 
 
 
 
FusionFest Meet-Up & Photo Op 2024
Deadline: Dec 01, 2024
Here's a chance for you to have a special time that YOU arrange at FusionFest 2024!
Multi-Cultural Choir
Deadline: Nov 24, 2024
Join the Diversitastic! Choir during the Opening Spectacle with the rousing and meaningful FusionFest theme song “My Colors” and a few more songs.
 
REHEARSALS at 5200 WEST SOUTH STREET, ORLANDO, FL 32811 - TBA
 
DRESS REHEARSAL
TBA
 
PERFORMANCE
TBA
 
ATTIRE
Solid-colored shirt with jeans OR bright traditional cultural attire
 
Cosplay
Deadline: Nov 25, 2024
Join us in your most creative costume for a fun time in Central Florida's most diverse festival + walk the runway for a chance to win cash prizes.
 
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: People of all ages who love the cosplay culture. Costumes must be family-friendly.
 
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Fill out an application to tell us about your costume. Selected participants will receive an email from curator..
This is a new category, so applications will stay open until all spots available are filled. We highly encourage cosplayers to sign up today to reserve a spot!
 
SHOWS: The Cosplay Contest will take place Sunday, November 25 at the festival at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, at the  Allen Family Foundation Stage.
Saturday, November 25 at 1Noon for kids and 1pm for adults
 
Selected participants must check-in with the curator at least 20 minutes before the show. 
 
PRIZES:
1st Place: $150
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
Cultural Display
Deadline: Nov 01, 2024
Create a display of your cultural heritage at FusionFest! 

Festival: Thanksgiving weekend at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
 
Here is a chance to display items, costumes and information about your heritage. FusionFest provides a table and wall grid on which you can display the things you want to show festival-goers. You may also want to have a staff person there to talk with the audience.
 
Set up on Friday. Load out after 6pm on Sunday. Our curators Maria Fernanda Saavedra and Samir Fkiyki will be choose 20 organizations representing heritages from all corners of the globe, to make the most interesting and varied tent for Central Florida attendees.

What FusionFest provides:
  • An audience of  thousands of people
  • Post with tag on social media
  • A covered 8x8 space for the exclusive use of your organization
  • Night-time security

What the participating organization provides:
  • Complete application by November 1st
  • Decoration of their space to display their cultural heritage - it can be a static display that people view from the outside or something they can step into to take pictures or enjoy interacting with
Dance - Heritage
Deadline: Oct 16, 2024
FusionFest welcomes the many folkloric dances of North America, Africa, the Caribbean, Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Europe in authentic costumes to be performed to traditional music all in one place.Share an elegant fan dance or an exciting dragon dance of the Chinese culture. Show off the complex rhythms and footwork in traditional Irish step dance, Spanish Flamenco or American tap.
Fashion - Heritage
Deadline: Nov 01, 2024
Applicant is submitting  to be considered to walk the runway at FusionFest's 6th Annual Festival - showcasing traditional attires, costumes, uniforms and authentic outfits from a specific culture, from any time period.
 
Each participant must register themselves providing a unique contact email and complete the online registration waivers.
Fusion Fashion Design Competition
Deadline: Nov 01, 2024
We are calling Central Florida designers, of all levels and specialty, to showcase their passion for fashion, by submitting their original designs in the Fusion Fashion Design Competition.
Each entry will showcase the designer’s unique style along with their interpretative infusion of elements from two regions of the world, from any historic period. The winning selection will blend elements from their selected regions elements of shape, color, texture, and line while utilizing fabrics, patterns, and material from each region.
 
· Designs must be 100% original materials. No pre-made scarfs or t-shirts, for example. The only non-original parts of your design that are permitted are shoes and accessories.
· Participants are responsible to supply their own model and provide hair and makeup. 
· There will be many fashion shows over the two-day festival, and you must participate in a minimum of 3 shows. 
·  On Sunday, participants are required to be present in the final show for judging and then to be present for the awards show at closing of event.
 
Music
Deadline: Sep 08, 2024
Share the sounds of your heritage with thousands of people! African drums, Chinese pipa, Scottish bagpipes, American blues guitar, Indian sitar, French accordion, Mexican pan flutes, etc.
Spoken Word
Deadline: Nov 20, 2024
Rap about the diversity around us, tell stories from around the world, or take the audience through a verbal labyrinth of international poetry traditions.
Visual Arts Exhibition
Deadline: Sep 02, 2024
WHAT: Local Artists are invited to submit original artwork for exhibition and sale at FusionFest 2024, created in the past 3 years and not exhibited before in FusionFest.
 
THEME: "Freedom". There are three types of Freedom: Freedom from,  Freedom to and Freedom to be. Visually expressed your most valued Freedom.
*No nude, political, violent or racial discrimination subjects will be allowed.
 
DIMENSIONS: Min:11"x14". Max: 30" high x 36" wide. Artwork must have finished gallery edge or framed, and wired ready for hanging.
Sculptures, Max. 3 feet high.
 
This is a call for artists to express the uniqueness of their heritages. What are the celebrations, colors and textures of your heritage and cultural background. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 3 of their artworks and the most aligned to the theme will be selected for the FusionFest Annual Exhibition. Judges will score on a) skill, b) creativity and c) theme.
 
*Artwork that do not follow the requirements will not be selected.
  • All artwork submitted and accepted must be for sale. All sales subject to 40% commission to FusionFest, 60% to the Artist.
 
PRIZES:
Grand Prize: $1,000
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150
Audience Choice Award: $150
 
SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:
- Display space to hang selected artwork(s) for sale.
- Promotion on Social Media and E-Newsletters. Possibility to display additional work in other local venue during the time of the festival.
 
WHERE & WHEN: At FusionFest – 400 S Orange Avenue, Orlando Florida 32801
Saturday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 1 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
Sep. 2: Application Deadline
Sep. 30: Acceptance Notification
Nov. 29: Drop-Off Artwork (We will confirm location & time of artwork selected)
Nov. 29: Installation
Dec. 1: De-Installation following the 5 p.m. awards show.
Film Subject
Deadline: Aug 01, 2024
WHAT: Capturing the stories of Central Floridians from around the world in a short 3 to 5-minute documentary film. 
 
HOW: Fill out this application. Selected participants will be featured at the Pairing Party on August 23, 2024, where they will be randomly paired with a Filmmaker contestant. 
Filming will take place August 24 & 25. Any further days will be arranged between you and your filmmaker.
 
WHEN:  
August 23, 2024: Pairing Event from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. 
Sept 21: Premiere at Global Peace Film Festival
Sept 29: Big-screen Premiere & Awards at the Enzian.
Nov. 30 & Dec 1, 2024: Screening at FusionFest 

Filmmaker
Deadline: Aug 01, 2024
WHAT: Capturing the stories of Central Floridians from around the world in a short three- to five-minute documentary film. 
 
HOW: Fill out this application. Selected participants will be the stars of the Pairing Party and will randomly be paired with a Central Floridian willing to tell their stories. Filmmakers have five days to shoot, edit and submit their films. 
 
WHEN:  
August 23: Pairing Event from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
August 24 & 25: Filming & Editing
Sept 4: Submission by 11:59 p.m. 
Sept. 21: First Screening at Global Peace Film Festival
Sep 29: Big-screen Premiere and Awards Show at FusionFest.
 
PRIZES: 
Grand Prize $1,000 
2nd Place $200
3rd Place $100
Student Award $200 
GPFF Audience Choice Award $100 Filmmaker / $100 for Film Subject
Culinary Arts Contest - June 2024
Deadline: May 01, 2024 (Deadline passed)
Innovative chefs and creative home cooks are invited to produce a unique dish combining ingredients and techniques of at least two different cultures and prepare 40 samples of your fusion dish for judges and VIP guests for a chance to win cash awards up to $1,000.
 
CONTEST DATES:
Wednesday, June 5: Culinary Students
Thursday, June 6: Home Cooks
Monday, June 10: Working/Trained Chefs 
Tuesday, June 11: Working/Trained Chefs 
 
Where: Walt Disney World Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Valencia College, 601 W Livingston St, Orlando, FL 32801
  
 
 
 
 

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