Deadline for Submissions: Friday, February 28, 2020
The Rendezvous with Madness Festival (RWM) is the first and largest art and mental health festival in the world, hosted each year by Workman Arts in Toronto, Canada. The festival presents local, national and international work exploring themes of mental health and/or addiction issues.
In summer 2020, Workman Arts will move from 651 Dufferin Street (our home for the past 10 years) to the brand new McCain Complex Care and Recovery Building at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This world-class facility will feature a 300-seat auditorium that will be the new home for the Rendezvous with Madness Festival.
Please note that 651 Dufferin is not a wheelchair accessible space. 1001 Queen Street West (CAMH location) is wheelchair accessible.
Who can Apply
Individual artists, artist collectives, artist run centres, galleries, festivals, theatre companies, community groups, mental health service organizations and collaborative community projects are all welcome to apply. Projects must specify how many members of the artistic team identify as having lived experience. You do not have to be a member of Workman Arts to apply.
Applications can include proposed or completed work in film, new media, visual art, installation, sculpture, textile art, craft, photography, performance, theatre, dance, music, sound art, socially engaged practice, workshops or lectures all of which can be permanent, semi-permanent, durational, accumulative, time based, single events and/or a series.
Workman Arts is committed to creating opportunities for marginalized people. We encourage applications from artists with disabilities, Indigenous and racialized people, trans and non-binary individuals as well as those living on ODSP or OW and/or who experience precarious housing.