Event Category: Call for Submissions

Weesageechak 32 – Call for Artists

Application Deadline: March 4

Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival is a celebration of new works and works-in-development which fosters the development of Indigenous work and artists from across Canada and around the world.

Each November, Native Earth selects theatre, dance, opera and multidisciplinary works reflecting Indigenous performing arts to be presented, or to receive development support and a workshop production or reading during the two-week festival. We encourage national and international performing artists of all disciplines and at any stage in their career to apply.

Curated by a committee, select pieces receive dramaturgical support, rehearsal time and a public showing. In order for a submission to be eligible, the primary artist or artists must identify as Indigenous.*

More information and application form

*Native Earth Performing Arts uses the term Indigenous to encompass the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit of Turtle Island (North America). We also include Indigenous peoples from other regions including Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Greenland.

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Call for Submissions – RCA Presentation Series 2019-20

The Resource Centre for the Arts is now accepting submissions to present as part of a programming initiative funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF).

All submissions must be fully developed, previously mounted productions with a full creative team (you have your own lighting designer and sound operators) and be stage ready for presentation at the LSPU Hall. The productions will be selected by representatives from RCA Hall Operations and RCA Theatre Company’s Programming Committee.

Resource Centre For the Arts is committed to gender equity and inclusion and encourages submissions from Indigenous and diverse cultural communities and also welcomes submissions from artists of colour, deaf artists, disability-identified artists, as well as those who identify with the LGTBQ2+ community.

If you have any questions, contact Nicole Rousseau at animateur@rcatheatre.ca or Suzanne Mullett at generalmanager@lspuhall.ca.

More information and how to apply

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Call for Workshop Facilitators

Deadline: February 17

As part of the Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) commitment to fostering diversity and meaningful inclusion in the Canadian media industry and arts community, this position prioritizes applications by applicants who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, person with disabilities, woman, queer, trans or non-binary person or any combination of these intersections. We encourage you to self identify in your application.

Discourses on archives and historical documents are often led by brick and mortar institutions; libraries, museums and archives. Archival materials and historical documents often feel exclusive to researchers and educators. The nationwide archival project, Home Made Visible, asks how can we share the value in telling and preserving our own stories with our families and our larger communities? The Project aims to make archiving as well as storytelling accessible to the broader public.

We are looking for workshop facilitators to design and run workshops in public libraries across Canada that speak to storytelling, documentation and/or preservation.

Facilitators would provide programming services. Facilitators will be compensated for artist and materials fees. Marketing support and access to workshop space are included.

More information and how to apply

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2019 Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work – Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Lunchbox Theatre invites playwrights to submit 55-minute one-act plays for consideration for the 32nd Annual Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work.

All chosen playwrights receive a weeklong workshop including dramaturgical support, with a professional director and actors, followed by a public reading. Successful applicants will receive a $1,000 development fee: $600 during the workshop process and $400 upon receipt of the final draft. Stage One will take place 20 May to 8 June 2019. Funding dependant, up to nine plays will be chosen for development, with three play workshops per week over a three-week period. Successful applicants must be available to attend the full week of workshops and reading. Consideration of the playwright’s availability is given when scheduling the workshops.

If selected for future production, plays must eventually run approximately 55 minutes. Submissions should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with our mandate and recent programming to ensure their submission is appropriate. Lunchbox Theatre is committed to diverse voices and encourages playwrights of all backgrounds to submit.

More information and how to submit

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CAFKA.20: Call for Portfolios

Deadline: March 1, 2019 by midnight

CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area is seeking submissions for its biennial exhibition of contemporary art in the public spaces of the Region of Waterloo in June 2020. The biennial exhibition is curated by CAFKA’s Program Committee, which will consider portfolio submissions as part of its curatorial research.

More information and application form

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Toronto LGBT Film Festival – Call for Submissions

Deadline: February 22

Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film by and about LGBTQ persons of all sexual and gender identities, ages, races and abilities.

About the Festival
For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBTQ community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives.

More information and how to apply

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Modern Fuel – Annual Call for Submissions

Deadline: March 1 at 11:59 PM

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre facilitates the presentation, interpretation, and production of contemporary visual, time-based and interdisciplinary arts. Our exhibitions engage with an array of approaches to contemporary aesthetics, and cover a broad scope of conceptual, formal, socio-political and cultural questions. We welcome proposals for solo and group exhibitions, as well as performances, curatorial projects, collaborations, lectures, workshops and other events.

More information and application form

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17th Annual Regent Park Film Festival – Call for Submissions

Deadline: April 30 at 11:59 PM

Every year, we welcome films of all lengths and genres that reflect the multitude of experiences that make up our cities and communities. The Regent Park Film Festival is especially dedicated to showcasing works by Indigenous filmmakers, Black filmmakers and filmmakers of colour, as well as works by Trans, Queer, Female identified filmmakers and filmmakers with disabilities. We encourage works from local, national and international participation.

More information and application

We invite films for the following categories:

General Program: Features works by filmmakers from Indigenous filmmakers, Black filmmakers, and filmmakers of colour and/or films that explore themes of difference and solidarity, immigrant experiences, urbanization, cultural identity and resonate with the inner-city, community based, transnational and varied realities of Regent Park and similar communities in Toronto, in Canada, and all over the world.

Emerging Directors Spotlight: Features works created by local emerging filmmakers. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue within the community, as well as among the guest youth filmmakers from Regent Park and other parts of the world.

School Program: Features works suitable for or Grade 1-8, featuring themes relevant and engaging for youth. This program encourages self-representation and seeks to promote dialogue among students, educators, filmmakers and the wider community.

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Lights Dance Festival 2019 – FilmFreeway Submissions

Extended Deadline: February 28

Lights Dance aspires to celebrate dance in its diversity and endless possibilities, through live performance, but also the cinematic medium. The festival began as a way to bridge our love for both of these mediums, and having gone through its first iteration, is ready to evolve.

This year, our third annual programming will be curated around the theme of Wanderers. Where is our home and what keeps stirring our want to wander? What are we all searching for? And, what can we do to help one another build a home?

Lights Dance wants to make dance more accessible to all. We are passionate about creating a stronger dance community here in Canada by equipping choreographers, dancers, and filmmakers through education, mentorship, and building a stronger network. It is imperative for us to strengthen the voices and craftsmanship of everyone who desires to tell stories through dance, whatever their background or identity may be.

More information and application form

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Lights Dance Festival 2019 – Dance Performance Submissions

Submissions will close April 1. All accepted pieces will be notified by the end of April.

Lights Dance is now open for Dance Performance Submissions!

Present your dance pieces as part of this spectacular evening of screen and live dance celebration.
This year, the festival is able to offer a small honorarium for dancers that are accepted!

Our current honorarium rates are:
Solos: 75 per performance
Duos/Trios: 150 per performance
Group: 300 per performance

More information and application form

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