1. Application does not guarantee entry and application fees are non-refundable.
  2. Application decisions made by Red Rascal Productions are final.
  3. Applications must be accompanied with payment. Each application will get fair consideration.
  4. Performer Applications open from 1st April 2017 and close 11.59pm NZ time 31st May 2017. All performers will be notified no later than the 11th June 2017.
  5. Applicants have the permission of the photographer, and give permission to Red Rascal Productions, to use photos supplied in the application process for marketing purposes of New Zealand Burlesque Festival. The performer releases Red Rascal Productions of any liability associated with that use.
  6. Successful applicants that perform will get for themselves one general admission pass in for NZBF 2017 King and Queen of Festival Friday 25 August 2017 and one general admission pass for NZBF 2017 Spectacular Tease Saturday 26 August 2017. This is not exchangeable for cash nor transferable to another person.
  7. Successful applicants will be given per act, an honorarium of NZD $75 for individuals or NZD $100 for group acts.
  8. Honorariums will be paid in cash on the night of the performance and will be required to be signed for. Tax is the responsibility the performer.
  9. Successful applicants will not be paid travel, accommodation or any other expense associated with their appearance.
  10. Successful applicants will be required to sign a performer agreement to confirm their place and their agreement with full performance terms and conditions. This will include model releases. Failure to return a signed agreement by the specified date will result in the performer losing their place at the festival. No commitment will be formalised until such time as the performer agreement is returned.
  11. Once signed, performers are bound by the agreement and any breaches including significant unprofessional conduct during the festival may result in their removal from the festival schedule and loss of performance pass.
  12. Successful applicants are not to perform in greater regional area of the show they are performing in for the Festival, within 14 days for New Zealand performers, and 30 days for International performers, either side of the performance date without the permission of Red Rascal Productions. Failure to adhere to this clause will result in the performer losing their place in the festival. This is to protect the integrity of the event.
  13. Red Rascal Productions reserves the right to change terms and conditions with reasonable notification to those affected.
  14. Failure to meet these application conditions will result in your application being removed and a loss of application fee.


King and Queen of Festival Competition

  1. Application does not guarantee entry.
  2. Any performer (national or international) may apply.
  3. The producer’s will select the finalists and the producer’s decision is final.
  4. The judging panel will be selected by the producers and will include at least one international member of the burlesque community.
  5. Performances should be no longer than 6 minutes as a general rule (this is a guideline only).
  6. The male and female performers with the highest overall score will be crowned the King and Queen of the Festival.
  7. Judging criteria may include, but not limited to, Implementation, Entertainment, Costume/Prop usage, Music Usage, Body Usage.
  8. The winners will be automatically invited back to perform in the NZBF 2018 event, and will not be subject to the application process and it’s terms. A performer agreement will still be required.
  9. The judges decision is final.


Burlesque Exchange Scholarship (BES)

  1. Application does not guarantee entry.
  2. Only New Zealand based performers who hold a passport and achieve visa requirements for their chosen country may apply.
  3. Performers will be provided with a questionnaire to return prior to the event to support their application for the Burlesque Exchange Scholarship.
  4. You must be accepted to and perform at the New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2017 to be eligible.
  5. Each application for the BES will be judged on it’s own merits, with the winner of the BES being deemed by Red Rascal Productions to best represent the NZ Burlesque community and act with integrity while on the programme.
  6. The BES recipient will receive NZD$2,000 towards the cost of travel to go to an international burlesque event. Appropriate contacts, mentoring and support before and while overseas will be provided where possible. All travel arrangements, visas and additional costs etc will be the responsibility of the successful recipient.
  7. Travel must be taken within 12 months of being awarded the BES.
  8. The recipient must submit a travel plan, identifying where they wish to travel, and a breakdown of how the money is to be allocated within 9 months of being awarded the BES.
  9. Payment will only be made to the recipient’s bank account upon approval by Red Rascal Productions of the travel plan.
  10. Should the chosen recipient not be able to meet the terms of travel as above, the producers reserve the right to reallocate the BES to another suitable applicant, or not at all.
  11. The recipient must not do anything that could potentially bring the reputation of Red Rascal Productions, New Zealand Burlesque Festival or any of its associates into disrepute.


Workshop Application

  1. Application does not guarantee workshop acceptance.
  2. Workshop Applications close 30 June 2017 11.59pm NZ time.
  3. If workshops do not meet minimum attendance numbers they may be cancelled by Red Rascal Productions without loss to the tutor.
  4. Red Rascal Productions will collect workshop fees on the tutors’ behalf.
  5. Workshops that are run as a part of NZBF, the fees will be split 60% to the tutor and 40% to Red Rascal Productions to cover venue and administration costs.
  6. Payment of workshop fees will be made once invoiced, into to the nominated bank account of the tutor no later than 10 working days after the festival. If choosing to use paypal, the tutor will be responsible for the respective charges.
  7. Should the tutor wish to cancel the workshop, they shall be liable for the administrative costs and losses that may be incurred to Red Rascal Productions from any bookings taken.
  8. Failure to invoice Red Rascal Productions within 28 days after the workshop will result in fees being relinquished.


Workshop Attendance

  1. Only payment secures your booking.
  2. Payments opted to be made by internet banking must be received within 2 working days of the booking. Failure to meet that timeframe will result in the loss of place unless otherwise agreed by Red Rascal Productions.
  3. Where workshops are cancelled for any reason, including if minimum numbers are not reached, you will be refunded the full amount no later than 5 working days after the festival or of receiving your nominated bank account, whichever is the latest.
  4. If you can no longer attend a booked workshop, notifications made to Red Rascal Productions before 5 August 2017 will result in a 50% refund. Notification on or after this date or non-attendance on the day will not be entitled to a refund.


Golden Garters – Instructions

  1. Please list your 3 nominations for each category with most favourite first.
  2. Nominations must have been seen between the period of 1 January 2016 and 31 May 2017.
  3. Popular nomination will decide the winner.
  4. Where categories are ‘Judges Decision’ it may not be the popular nominee who wins. It will be the judges’ decision and their decision is final.
  5. No soliciting for nominations. You may “share” the page and ask if your audience feels you are deserving of an award to “feel free” to nominate you. We will be monitoring this!
  6. Nominations close 16 July 2017. All nominees announced no later than 31 July 2017. Winners will be announced on the website no later than 1 September 2017.




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