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Deadline: Friday, January 10th, 2020 11:59pm

SummerWorks Performance Festival is widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for
launching new performance in Canada. We are currently seeking proposals for our 30th edition,
taking place August 6th-16th in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are encouraged from established and
emerging creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions.

SummerWorks seeks proposals for new projects that will be ready for presentation in August 2020. We are interested in works and artists that tackle urgent and complex questions of our time; that celebrate curiosity, wonder and adventure; and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific
and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.

The SummerWorks Lab is a place for exploration, experimentation and process. SummerWorks invites proposals for projects to be shared with an audience at a crucial stage of development as well as experiments that use the Festival as a laboratory to test new ideas. Works for theatre, gallery, outdoor, and non-traditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Of particular interest are projects that will benefit from audience engagement and feedback during the Festival, with the potential of this to inform the future of the work.

Our Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm to experience our city in new ways. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Of particular interest are projects that play with momentum and time. Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional, site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works created for audiences
to traverse a location or the landscape of the city are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected for this special call and be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale and budget of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.

For access to the application portal, key information
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