WNET’s first-ever Open Mic Night will take place at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center, 66th & Broadway, NYC on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 8-11 pm.

Click here to submit an application. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QH6T56WThe event will be live streamed on thirteen.org, and performances may be used in a future on-air or on-line production.

Performers 18+ in any performance discipline from music to comedy/improv to dance, art and spoken word are invited to submit an application to perform original work.

15 performers will be selected to share their craft in an 8-minute (or less) set of original material that focuses on LIFE IN AND AROUND NEW YORK. Performances will be taped in front of a small live audience and live streamed via thirteen.org.


  1. All performers must apply on line via this link before Midnight on May 4. Applications will be reviewed in order of receipt, so apply as soon as possible.
  2. Applications must include a detailed description of your act and/or provide a link to a recent performance.
  3. Ensure you will be available on May 18, 2016 from 4:30 pm until midnight.
  4. Performers must be self-contained and use their own (portable) instruments. WNET will provide sound and lighting support but cannot provide instruments of any kind.
  5. Material must be an original work, including any accompaniment, and must be suitable for a public television audience (profanity is not allowed). Artists are responsible for securing appropriate permissions.
  6. We will review entries in order of receipt until we have identified 15 Acts and 5 alternates that reflect a high level of quality and artistry. Selected participants will be notified by May 9.
  7. If you are selected to participate, you will have 48 hours to commit before we move on to additional applicants.
  8. Selected participants must complete an appearance release that allows the performer and his/her/their materials to be used on-air and online without further approval.There will be no prizes awarded and no compensation of any kind for performers.

Click here to submit an application. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QH6T56WQuestions may be directed to communications@wnet.org.