#getthegig young entertainers talent competition

#GetTheGig is an all new talent competition that finds, celebrates and nurtures emerging young performers

During last year so many entertainers saw their plans scuppered as venues were closed down, shows cancelled and income lost. Sadly it’s the emerging, young performers at the beginning of their careers who have been hit particularly hard. There could be a lost generation if we don’t give people performance time to develop their careers. That’s why we’re working alongside leading UK entertainment agency Sternberg Clarke as part of the #GetTheGig initiative. It’s a chance for young performers to perform, get seen and get booked.

#getthegig young entertainers talent competition
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Starting out in the entertainment business is hard at the best of times but trying to get established during a pandemic is almost impossible.

You have to get out there and promote yourself but how can young people achieve this with all the current restrictions?

The #GetTheGig competition provides a virtual platform to get young entertainers noticed – and booked to perform.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of entertainment experts, before then going onto perform in front of a virtual audience who will be able to vote for their favourite.

Our audience will be made up of people who book acts for corporate events. The type of events that pay money and enable young performers to get experience, hone their skills and grow their following, whilst earning a living.

The world of corporate events has undergone enormous change in the last few years. Leading brands have embraced events, using experiential marketing to connect and communicate with audiences. Live events have become one of the most exciting and creative disciplines to perform at and many of today’s most successful performers have used them as a springboard for their careers.

Why enter #GetTheGig?

#GetTheGig is an initiative that aims to give young performers an opportunity to kickstart their careers in the entertainment industry, get that much needed exposure to talent bookers and give them the performance time to develop their careers. Not only will the lucky winner receive a cash prize of £1000, there will also be the opportunity for some of the acts to be offered valuable ongoing support in a mentorship-style programme.

This isn’t just another talent competition that aims to get performers famous, this is about giving them a platform on which to hone their skills in a live performance setting and grow their following whilst earning a living performing in the lucrative events industry.

How To Apply

The #GetTheGig competiton aims to be a celebration of the innovation, diversity, creativity and excellence of young UK performers.

By holding virtual auditions at a virtual venue our goal is to level the playing field and attract a wider and more diverse pool of talent, whilst throwing a vital lifeline to emerging talent.

#GetTheGig is seeking young performers across a variety of disciplines from dance, music, comedy to circus and everything in between. The competition is open to all, the only restriction is that we’re looking for single performers (no groups) and must be aged between 16 and 25.

Entry is through video audition. Videos should showcase your act in 1 minute or less and can be submitted either online here or simply posted onto Instagram using the hashtag #GetTheGig and tagging @sternbergclarke and @evolveevents.

Where will the #getthegig final be held?

Welcome to our virtual venue, The House of Talent. Our audience will join the queue for entry, as the buzz builds about the line-up of emerging talent.  Once inside the House of Talent comedian Patrick Monahan will act as MC and welcome guests to the two spaces, The Cavern and The Vault, where performances will be held. The final will be on April 22nd at 4pm when acts will deliver their performance live infront of a virtual audience who will vote for their favourite and the ultimate winner.

House of Talent virtual venue for entertainment
House of Talent virtual venue for entertainment

To find out more about #GetTheGig just drop us an email 

The House of Talent is one of a series of virtual Houses that are available for events. You can find out more about them here.

Call us: 020 7610 2808

Email us: info@evolve-events.com

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