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June 30, 2022

Call for Applications: Confluence 2022/23

Catalyst Theatre is pleased to announce the third cycle of CONFLUENCE – a creative fellowship for an IBPOC artist based in Edmonton or surrounding areas.The fellowship offers money, space and time as well as the opportunity to be in an ongoing conversation with the creative and administrative team at Catalyst who bring nearly three decades of professional experience in creating, producing and touring original work nationally and internationally.

CONFLUENCE is designed to make space for IBPOC artists to develop a specific creative project using the models that work best for them with the wholehearted support of Catalyst’s artistic and administrative team. The fellowship aims to support and elevate the work of an IBPOC artist while creating an opportunity to evolve their practice, augment their creative and administrative skills, and expand their professional networks.

Our hope is that, over the coming years, CONFLUENCE will play a role in evolving the makeup of Edmonton’s theatre community and have a meaningful impact on the creative journeys of future creative leaders who identify as IBPOC.

Catalyst Theatre is mandated to create original Canadian work that explores new possibilities for the theatrical art form and the process through which it is created. Since 1996, Catalyst has become synonymous with the award-winning work of a group of Edmonton-based artists who create bold new productions in a style completely their own.

Embedded in Catalyst’s mandate is also a commitment to share these productions with audiences locally, nationally and internationally and, to this end, the company has mounted many successful tours over the past two and half decades, performing at leading theatres and festivals around the world.

The CONFLUENCE Fellowship was created to make space for IBPOC artists who have similar dreams of creating their own work in their own way and sharing it with local, national and international audiences. It is part of Catalyst’s multi-pronged commitment to supporting and elevating the work of under-represented artists and ensuring that Catalyst is a safe and inclusive workplace.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 30th 2022 at 11:59PM.


We encourage IBPOC artists who also identify as LGTBQ2S+ and/or artists with disabilities to apply.

To share your materials, ask questions, or if you would like an example of what a submission in any of the six sections above might look like, please contact Managing Director, Lana Michelle Hughes, at lana@catalysttheatre.ca.

Want to apply but there’s something you’re unable to provide? Again, please feel free to reach out. We’re happy to be in dialogue with you as you prepare your submission.