Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 6:00p -

Union Square
70 Union Sq
Somerville, MA 02143

EventScheduled OfflineEventAttendanceMode


Festivals & Fairs, Food, Music, Nightlife, Party

Event website:

Ignite Festival - Global food, fire, music and dance festival

Join us for international street food, dance, music, interactive activities—and fire!

It's time to fire things up with the 11th annual Ignite festival! To celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape, the Somerville Arts Council is issuing an open call to artists working in various genres this year’s Ignite Festival - an evening celebration of global culture and all things illuminated! The mission of Ignite is to showcase the depth and breadth of local talent through a global lens. We seek proposals for internationally themed performances and light installations/performances.

Artists/designers may choose to work alone or collaboratively. Keep in mind, since this is an evening festival, any lighting effects should be strong enough to be visible for the duration of the event. Stipends will be determined based on the application budget. Proposals could include, but are not limited to:

Cultural performances

Artists whose work aligns with the mission of the Ignite and its focus of featuring globally influenced performances. Past programming has included- Taiko drumming, Indian classical dance, Capoeira, bhangra dancing, Mexican Folkloric ballet, traditional Chinese Lion Dances, and more. 

Roaming performers: For example: Belly Dancers, jugglers, hula-hoopers, performance artists, magicians, puppeteers, etc.

Light installations/performances

Roaming performing artists that specialize in light-themed work (past example: LED hula-hoop troupe, whimsical puppet showcase, and illuminated dancers), performances related to and/or incorporate light in their piece (example: illuminated dragon dance), or light or Ignite-themed site -specific installations such as video projections, luminaries, interactive light-themed activities, sculptures, etc.


Application: https://forms.gle/TGiGsZpUZgB9qF5r6

Festival: Saturday, September 30th, 6-10pm (Rain date: Sunday, October 1)

Union Square, Somerville

Questions? Email: [email protected]

Share this event

Add to:

09/30/2023 18:00:00 09/30/2023 22:00:00 America/New_York 11th Annual Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival <p>Ignite Festival - Global food, fire, music and dance festival</p><p><br></p><p>Join us for international street food, dance, music, interactive activities—and fire!</p><p><br></p><p>It's time to... Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143 false MM/DD/YYYY