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SHORT+SWEET CABARET: Submissions Now Open

Want to be part of the world’s most successful showcase event?!


The 2010 Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival is now welcoming submissions – and a new festival director!  

Emma Clair Ford, herself an experienced cabaret artist, creator and curator, is proud to be taking on the challenging role: “I’m thrilled to be onboard as Festival Director in 2010, and can’t wait to see what this year’s applicants have in store.”

Outgoing Festival Director David Read started Short+Sweet Cabaret with Short+Sweet founder Mark Cleary in 2008, and explains, “I’m proud of leaving the Festival in a safe pair of hands with Emma and look forward to experiencing the new level of excitement and creativity she will bring to the Festival.”

Short+Sweet Cabaret Festival is a unique performance experience for Melbourne artists.   Successful applicants are invited to perform a 10-minute cabaret piece  at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran from Thursday 18 to Sunday 28 November 2010.  



With judges’ prizes and people’s choice awards, this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new and innovative work in a supportive and inspiring environment, reach a wide and eclectic audience, and network and strengthen our remarkable cabaret community.




To enter a submission, simply email a 100 word or less description of your 10-minute cabaret concept to emma@shortandsweet.org together with your name, telephone number and a list of any props, technical and musical accompaniment requirements.

Great prizes can be won and costs such as venue hire, technicians, ticketing, marketing and publicity are covered.

Individuals or groups can apply.

But what kind of cabaret concept can you offer for the festival?   Emma says, “I encourage all forms of cabaret to apply and am particularly looking for fresh but well thought-out ideas.”

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Submissions close on Tuesday September 14th

SHORT SWEET+CABARET: Submissions Close Soon

Only 10 minutes to perform a complete cabaret piece: are you up for the challenge?!

After its inaugural success last year, the Melbourne Short Sweet+Cabaret returns for November 2009, and submissions are closing soon for this cabaret version of the world’s most successful showcase event, Short And Sweet.

This is your last opportunity to participate in this ever-growing performance festival, and win exciting prizes, critical acclaim from an expert judging panel, and your audiences’ hearts!  

*2008 winner Elenor Jane Adams, photo by Rory Fink

The deadline for entries is Monday September 7, and the event runs from Thursday-Sunday November 12-22 at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahan.

All forms of cabaret are welcome, but the genre itself emphasises innovation and imagination, so festival director David Read is particularly looking for “fresh but well thought-out ideas”.   He explains that, “aside from great prizes, Short Sweet+Cabaret provides performers with the opportunity to showcase their latest work, and acts as a launching pad to recognition and further opportunities.”


Venue, technical requirements and piano accompaniment (if required) are provided, and individuals or groups can apply.

So what are you waiting for?   That fantastic idea you had for a cabaret show would be perfect for a ten-minute performance, and Melbourne’s Short Sweet+Cabaret festival is the ideal opportunity  for you to make it happen!

To enter a submission, simply email a 100 word or less description of your 10 minute cabaret concept to david@shortandsweet.org together with your name, telephone number and a list of any props, technical and musical accompaniment requirements.

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