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Application Tips

Before you organize a Dîner en Noir (DEN) event, you must obtain a DEN Event License from Dîner en Noir Corporate. Before you begin the process, be prepared to make a few decisions to determine the kind of experience you’d like your event to be.

Pick your event type

There are different event types available, and you have to select yours before reaching the form. Learn more about all the different event types


Find a name for your event

Your event name should reflect the community or educational institution your event will serve. Learn more about naming your event


Apply early

Suggest an event date 3+ months away. You’ll need a minimum of three months to organize your event after your license is approved to give your team enough time to develop the event.  #DEN event license applications can take up to eight weeks to review -- great events aren't built in a day! Remember, you will have six months to organize the event once you are licensed.
Be realistic about time. Does your proposed date provide enough time to plan the event? Does it give your team enough time to construct and effectively produce the event? Is it too close to other #DEN events nearby? You can find out by searching for #DEN events in your area.



Look for Community Talent & Issues 
We don't expect you to have community partners, sponsors, performers yet, but what ideas have you found that might lead you to a great event? What incredible ideas or perspectives do you think the world should discover from your community? Is there an amazing artist in your community who is largely unrecognized? These can be a talent you have heard about or local issues that have not yet been addressed in a fun community atmosphere.


Save an offline copy

We recommend you look at the application form first, then spend time offline composing your answers in Google Docs, Microsoft Word or a similar word-processing program. Please remember to keep an offline copy. You can save your draft application and complete it later.

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