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December 1, 2022

Call For Curatorial Proposals: Cluster: New Music + Integrated Arts Festival

Call For Curatorial Proposals Deadline: December 1, 2022 Cluster is now accepting submissions from local experimental curators, artists, and curatorial teams to take part in the upcoming 2023 new music and integrated arts festival. Cluster is seeking proposals for an exciting and surprising event that is bold, immediate and critical. The festival takes place June 8 – 11, 2023, at various venues around downtown Winnipeg. The selected candidate will program and produce one event during the 2023 edition of Cluster Festival.

Cluster Festival is an artist-run performance and sound festival dedicated to presenting work from contemporary artists working in a variety of disciplines. Cluster strives to offer a platform for artists to create, experiment, and collaborate. Cluster is propelled by strength found in numbers and the energy created by integrating diverse artistic communities – combining collectivity with individual sensibility. Cluster has presented over 450 artists and over 75 events since the festival’s inception in 2010 and consistently seeks new ways of engaging with diverse audiences.

The candidate(s) will be responsible for programming and producing one event as part of Cluster 2023. This includes communications, bookings, production, and promotion (with support from the Cluster team). Cluster believes in supporting and empowering the candidate(s) to take the lead in all aspects of their event.

**Experience / Candidate Requirements: **

  • An active participant in Manitoba’s artistic scene
  • Highly creative, with an experimental attitude toward artistic creation and production
  • 2+ years experience in either artistic creation, production, and/or promotion
  • Self-directed and responsible with an ability to manage multiple projects

Compensation: $2000 honorarium + an event budget of $2000 Commitment: The candidate will work with the festival to ensure their event is well-attended, promoted across a variety of media, accessible, and delivered with care. The candidate will meet bi-weekly with Cluster to discuss ideas and progress. The candidate will confirm artists and venue by January 15, 2023.

To Apply Please submit a CV detailing relevant experience, a cover letter detailing your interest in the posting, relevant experience, and an initial idea for the event you would program, including artists and concept, and the contact information for one reference to info@clusterfestival.com with the subject line “Application for Guest Curator Position” by December 1, 2022.

If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation with our managing artistic director about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to email Ash at info@clusterfestival.com.


Cluster encourages applications from visible and invisible equity-seeking communities, women, Black, Indigenous, and persons of colour, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in the application process. Should you require accommodation during the application process, please let us know, and we will work with you to meet your needs.