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December 21, 2022

Call for Submissions: Everyseeker Festival


The 16th annual EVERYSEEKER festival will take place in beautiful Kjipuktuk | Halifax, Nova Scotia, and digitally/virtually everywhere, on the weekend of June 15th-18th 2023.

Our festival is a carefully curated affair functioning as a sonic poem; connecting artists, ideas and audiences, creating genuine spaces of listening, learning and celebration. We are a small non-profit organization that champions music and sound as a spiritual, political and transcendent experience. Our main focus is music, but we’re also interested in sound art, performance art, facilitation, education and film/video work as it pertains to sonic exploration.

We are inviting folks to submit an application for both in-person and virtual sonic performances, installations, projects, and educational workshops. If you have a specific idea for content and form, please present it in detail. If you have a general theme you'd like to explore, but are unsure of the exact content and form, that's okay too. Most importantly, you should:

- state your intention - present a critical / uplifting / challenging perspective - describe how your event might include community / audience / participants - explain if there's an element of mentorship, skill share, or development/exploration of a new-to-you creative practice - and if you interested in presenting your work digitally or in-person

We intend to center voices from the margins and ideas from the fringes. EVERYSEEKER will continue to prioritize applications received from marginalized communities often underrepresented in the creative sector and have included an opportunity to self-identify in the submission form.

**All projects selected for our festival will be supported and compensated financially at or above CARFAC rates. **Allotted budget will be assessed and approved on a case-by-case basis. Include any specific fees or needs foreseeable for your project at this point.

**Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 21st 2022. **


If anything about this process presents a challenge/barrier for you, don’t hesitate to reach out to: Nik Basset (they/them), EVERYSEEKER Co-Director | nik@everyseeker.com 



EVERYSEEKER presents contemporary music and sound in beautiful Kjipuktuk | Halifax, Nova Scotia. We approach curation with an open-minded, genre-fluid curiosity, responding to both local communities and international dialogues in underground and experimental sonics. We host a concert and education series throughout the fall and winter and an annual four-day festival each spring. We aim to create genuine spaces of listening, subversion and celebration that resist the pitfalls of the music industry. Join us in celebrating the fringes of culture and the power of new ideas!