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November 15, 2021

Call for Submissions: Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax 2022

Hosted by Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply.

Submissions need not be directly focused on work, labour or unions. Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax programs works of art that address broad themes of social and environmental justice. Any submissions that address issues of inequality and injustice, or give voice to marginalized communities will be considered.

Proposals must be submitted in English or French for consideration.

DEADLINE: November 15th, 2021


Under-represented groups and those disadvantaged at work and in society are particularly encouraged to apply. Material is particularly sought from youth, women, people with disabilities, African Nova Scotians, First Nation Communities, Indigenous artists, people of colour, newcomer (immigrant) populations, 2SLGBTQ+ folks, Acadian or other under-represented cultures in Nova Scotia.


Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

The first annual Mayworks Halifax festival took place in 2009 thanks to the organizing efforts of volunteer union delegates to the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council. Our festival has since grown exponentially from year to year and has now become Nova Scotia’s largest social justice themed cultural event. Annually, our festival attracts over a thousand diverse audience members who take interest in issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Moreover, the multi-disciplinary nature of the festival allows us to draw followers from multiple arts communities including theatre, dance, visual art, film and music.