WHAT RESOURCES DO I HAVE TO HELP WITH MY ENTRY?
As part of the Entry process, each entry will have a consultation with representatives from the Parade or the creative team. This is a time to ask questions, bounce ideas or discuss taking your existing ideas to the next level. Once you have submitted a Registration, you will be contacted to arrange a time for your consultation.
We will be holding a few Open Days across Sydney where you can meet the Parade team and get the answers to any burning questions. Our fabulous Creative Consultants will be able to give you stellar advice on how to make your float work or shine a bit brighter! Our wonderful Community Development Leaders will also be there to answer any questions about the Registration process or other general Parade questions. Pop in to meet the team or other entrants to bounce ideas and get advice on how to make your float amaze the crowd!
The Internet is a great resource for inspiration and knowledge about how to bring your dreams to into reality. Just putting a question like “How do I make an outrageous costume?” into your browser will bring you tons of hits on how to do something wild for little outlay.
You can also join the Parade Community Facebook group to hear about upcoming events, chat with other entrants and tips for on how to make your entry as fabulous as it can be!
For the 2016 season, we're partnering with Pozible to provide an official crowd-funding platform for Parade Entrants. The Pozible team will be conducting a workshop to help any Entrant organiser learn about the benefits of crowd-funding and how to successfully use the Pozible platform. If this is of interest to you, please let us know in your Registration.
Eventbrite is our preferred ticketing partner for the 2016 Festival. We have noticed that some Entrant groups utilise Eventbrite as a participant registration management system. If your Entrant group is using Eventbrite this season, we are able to include the event within a Mardi Gras Parade branded environment within the Eventbrite system. If you need more information, please let us know in your Registration.
Grants are available to all Individuals, Community groups and Not-For-Profit groups to ensure your Parade Entry is as fabulous as possible. These grants are designed to create a “wow” experience rather than to fund basic amenities for your float. You are able to apply for a grant up to $1,000.
Please click here for more information and to register for the Grants Scheme. Please note that you must have submitted a Parade Entrant Registration form and received an approval from SGLMG in order to have your grant registration considered.
12-3pm Saturday 18th October 2015: Parade Ideas Day at The Stonewall Hotel, Darlinghurst
12-3pm Saturday 7th November 2015: Parade Ideas Day at The Bank Hotel, Newtown
12-3pm Saturday 12th December 2015: Parade Ideas Day at SGLMG Workshop
Friday 8th January 2016: Parade Entry Registrations Close
Friday 15th January 2016: Registration Fee Payment Due and Grant Applications Close
12pm, Saturday 13th February 2016: Entrants Briefing Day and Float Marshals Training at upstairs, Paddington RSL Club
6pm, Friday 4th March 2016: Out Of Towner's Entrants Briefing Day at upstairs, The Oxford Hotel, Darlinghurtst
CONTACT THE PARADE TEAM
Ph: (02) 9383 0923
Fax: (02) 9383 0966