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Open Call for Models

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you ready to join the only fashion organization that has over 27 years of industry experience, provides means to pay models, empowers our models to understand laws for their protection, has helped to launch the careers of over 1000 models, over 100 of which have gone on to be signed to agencies around the world and has done it all voluntarily?
On Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 2-4p, the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will begin accepting models for their Model Incubator and the House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience’s will be casting for their Model Wall. This Open Call for Models will take place at The House of (DE-FI)ance located inside of the Dayton Mall, near Dick’s and Morris Home Furniture and is open to models of all ethnicities, gender identifications, heights, sizes, and to individuals ages 4+.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this Open House will be socially distanced and mask are required. To reduce the contact and eliminate high touch areas, we are asking models to register in advance of the casting call via the The Model Lounge link at http://www.thehouseofdefiance.com/model-lounge-1 .
Models selected for the (DE-FI) Model Incubator MUST be at least 12 years old to be considered. The (DE-FI) Model Incubator’s Model Talk Modules takes you beyond the 5% of the industry that is just runway and photoshoots. We empower our models with knowledge and tools needed to navigate the critical 95% of the industry that is often overlooked and can make or brake your career if all you have to offer is a walk or nice pics. We develop business minded models and provide real industry experiences that include agency visits and New York Fashion Week. There is no fee to be a part of the Model Incubator.
Models interested joining the House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience’s Model Wall MUST be at least 4 years old. The Model Wall gives aspiring and emerging models an opportunity to be cast for paid work for jobs that are coordinated via The House of (DE-FI)ance and Dayton Threads Boutique. There is a $15/mo fee to be featured on in this online directory. If booked for a job, starting pay for models $20/hr depending on experience and demand; booked models also have the opportunity to negotiate their pay.
Our Open Call process mirrors that of Open Calls at modeling agencies in larger markets like New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami. We keep it simple, once in with the panel room, expect to be asked a few questions about yourself and interest in being a model. Our casting experience is short, sweet, and to the point, nothing extra! You’ll be in and out of the panel room in less than 3 minutes and will know if you’ve received an invite to join our Incubator or a call back for the Model Wall on the spot.
Visit http://www.defidayton.com for tips on how to prepare for castings.


January 30
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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The House of (DE-FI)ance: A Fashion & Design Co-working Experience
2700 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd
Dayton, OH 45417 United States