We never post calls for submissions that require a submission fee. Learn more here.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Summerworks Festival seeks submissions

web site

SummerWorks is a curated festival widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new performance—locally, nationally and internationally. SummerWorks is a place where artists are free to explore new territory and take creative risks. We are interested in continuously reimaging and innovating the possibilities for performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. We are currently seeking proposals for our 28th edition, taking place August 9th-19th, in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. Artists may apply with more than one project, and more than one category.

GENERAL CALL*
DEADLINE: Monday April 8th, 2018, 11:59pm EST
SummerWorks seeks proposals for new and experimental performance projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2018. Proposals are encouraged from both established and emerging artists working in the areas of contemporary theatre, dance, music, live art, interdisciplinary art, and hybrid forms. Works for theatre, gallery, bar, outdoor, site-specific and immersive settings are welcome. Proposed works may have previous workshop development or presentation history. Of particular interest are projects, approaches and ideas that are new territory for the artist and the medium.

SUMMERWORKS LAB CALL*
DEADLINE: Monday April 8th, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Nurturing space for creative exploration, SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared in their early stages of development as well as performance experiments that seek to use the platform of the Festival as a laboratory to incubate and test new ideas. Of particular interest are projects that that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

SPECIAL PROJECT CALL: PUBLIC & PRIVATE REALMS*
DEADLINE: Monday April 8th, 2018, 11:59pm EST
For 2018, SummerWorks invites artists and makers of all disciplines to propose projects that consider the relationship between public and private realms, as well as ideas that experiment with the possibility of performance in unconventional spaces—including, but not limited to: sidewalks and streetcars, front porches and living rooms, as well as online platforms and mobile devices. Of particular interest are works that consider the changing landscape and architecture of the city, as well as opportunities for civic engagement.


* NEW THIS YEAR

NO Entrance Fee: In an effort to increase accessibility, SummerWorks is pleased to announce that artists will not be charged an entrance fee to participate in the Festival (formerly $700+ HST for performances of 60 minutes or more; $350+ HST for short-form performances; and $565 for site-specific performances).
Industry Activities: All project applications received will also be considered for participation in curated Industry Activities during the Festival, including pitch sessions and open studio showings for presenters.
Online Submission: The Festival application process has moved online. For access to the application portal and guidelines, please visit http://summerworks.ca/call-submissions-2018-app/
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD AND REVIEW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

CLICK HERE TO START YOUR APPLICATION
(Please review and prepare all parts of the application before you begin to complete the form)

Blog Archive