Find events endorsed by CID@UNESCO in the CID Circular, find other events at www.Panorama.CID-world.org
As a rule you pay for travel, while the event organizer pays for accommodation and other local expenses – but there are variations. If you expect a fee you need to find a producer who will pay you, pay expenses and expect to make a profit from sale of tickets – which means you must be well known in that country to attract an audience large enough.
Apply as early as possibly to secure a slot in the event program, a cheap flight and accommodation. Allow two months for visa application.
Make sure the event organizer is serious and has a solid reputation, avoid unpleasant surprises.
Promote your participation beforehand by announcing to the printed press, social media, radio and TV, the CID Panorama. Continue promotion after your return home. Post photos at Instagram #CIDDanceMembers, your Facebook page.
for CID Members attending events abroad
1. Check if you do need a visa – ask a travel agent or the consulate.
2. Check if you can have a flight directly to the event venue, or if you have to pass from another country.
3. Contact the consulate of the country hosting the event. Requirements vary according to country.
4. Apply as early as possible. Some consulates need one month to process applications.
5. Usually a visa application is accompanied by:
a) Certificate of registration at the event.
b) Return flight ticket
c) Hotel accommodation for the duration of the event. Ask the travel agent or the hotel to send you confirmation of booking.
d) Proof that you have enough money on you for accommodation, meals and daily expenses.
Letters of invitation are usually rejected by consulates.
If you apply without the required documents your passport might be stamped “visa refused”.
For large delegations or dance ensembles, the CID Section can call the consulate on the phone to support their application, if necessary.
Every year, CID Members from dozens of countries receive a visa to attend events endorsed by CID, because CID is the official organization of dance recognized by governments, a partner of UNESCO.
For updated information visit the event’s website or contact the CID Secretariat.