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April 17, 2021

Call for Applications: RISER Edmonton

RISER Edmonton is a collaborative producing model for theatre and interdisciplinary artists to create and present new work. RISER Edmonton will support the development and production of four new Edmonton-based projects in the 2022 season. 

Originally developed by Why Not Theatre in 2014, RISER was created to address challenges in producing independent theatre. RISER Edmonton connects senior leadership from the performing arts community with underserved artists to maximize existing infrastructures, share resources and risk, help build new audiences, and support a commitment to create and innovate. 

The 2022 Senior Partners for RISER Edmonton are Edmonton Fringe Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, and Azimuth Theatre.

RISER Edmonton is designed for project-based individual artists or collectives. Prior independent producing experience is an asset, but not a must. There is no specific age range. The terms “emerging” or “emerged” do not apply. We’re interested in collaborating with artists who don’t have administrative infrastructure or consistent access to production at established venues. In the spirit of this shared resource model, participants in RISER Edmonton must be generous, flexible, collaborative, and​ curious​, as well as willing to share​ and​ work in new ways​.

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