Q: Where and when is PYGMALION?
A: PYGMALION takes place September 26-28, 2019 in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois at a variety of venues around the elder of the two cities, Urbana.

Q: We’d like our band to perform, with whom can we speak? 
A: PYGMALION does not accept unsolicited submissions to perform, but if you’re interested in getting in touch and blowing our minds, you can email us at info@thepygmalionfestival.com.

Q: I wrote a book, can I read from it?
A: If you are a local author to Champaign-Urbana, give us a holler, especially if you are a poet. Otherwise, our lineup is super small and we’ve got a good idea of what we want to present, but thank you for checking!

Q: How do I get involved in the THINK component? I created / invented ________ and I’d like to show people what it’s all about.
A: You created / invented that? Amazing! Please email info@thepygmalionfestival.com and let’s talk!

Q: What about PygHack, how can I or my company get involved?
A: Email us at info@thepygmalionfestival.com!

Q: I’m a journalist / DJ / blogger / etc that wants to cover the festival. How can I get press credentials?
A: Hey we know a thing or two about that, also! We’re interested in hearing a pitch, for sure. Email us at press@thepygmalionfestival.com

Q: Oh, you are on Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram?
A: Yes, we are. Engage and interact with us herehere, and here. You know the drill.

Q: Are the venues ADA accessible? 
A: For the most part, and to the degree that we are capable yes. Each venue has wheelchair access, and we are more than ready to assist you or your guests if they need advance consideration, or on site help. Just let us know at info@thepygmalionfestival.com. The only venue that is not is The Bread Company, as there are stairs and no lift in the back for Poetry Marathon! and some of the MFA candidate readings. If you’d like to attend, please let us know how we can make sure that you are able to get upstairs, and we will assist without pause!

Q: I don’t see a place to buy a festival pass, are they sold out? 
A: Your eyes do not deceive you; we aren’t selling them this year, so that is why they are not on-sale. To the point below, the myriad reasons for this decision are broad, but ultimately, we feel like we are no longer a festival in the traditional sense, and want to adopt a more horizontal ticketing structure to provide access to everyone.

Q: Festivals suck. When will it all end?
We’re with you. 100%. Watching this all collapse is painful. That’s why we’ve deciced to change our model back to where we started: a curated and planned weekend of performances and engagements. But we feel like being 15 years deep gives us some perspective. A few things of note about PYGMALION:

  1. We don’t believe in tiered ticketing structures. There are no VIP tickets available, which grant patrons to exceptional seating or lower cost drink prices.
  2. We no longer sell “festival passes.” Each show is priced according to the artist’s financial terms, and is on sale a la carte.
  3. We believe that our patrons and artists are best served performing in  venues relative to the size of their stage show, and not outdoors on stages that are unrealistically expensive and weather dependent.
  4. All seats and areas to view performances and engagements are intimate and place emphasis on the artist / audience interaction.
  5. We are an entirely independent organization and event. 15 years in, we are still here, and we’re going to continue to try to do something interesting and memorable. Thanks for sticking with us.

Q: You haven’t answered my question.
A: Totally apologize about that. These FAQ things are tedious and often do not offer you the sort of personal attention we’d like to offer. Tell you what — if you email us here: info@thepygmalionfestival.com — we will get back with you ASAP and give you the answer to any question you might have. Literally. Any question. Try us.

Q: To whom should I address my inquiry?
A: If you email us, you will get Seth and Patrick. They are pretty much constantly on the job. It’s an addiction.