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SummerWorks is Canada’s largest curated performance festival; widely recognized as one of the most vital platforms for launching new work—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 27th Festival, taking place August 3rd-13th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Proposals are encouraged from creators working across all disciplines and artistic traditions. 


GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS                                                            

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th, 2016, 6pm EST                                   

SummerWorks seeks proposals for new and experimental performance projects for the 27th SummerWorks Festival. Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging artists working in the areas of contemporary theatre, dance, music, live art, interdisciplinary art, and hybrid forms. Proposals for short-form projects (30 minutes or less), 60 minute projects and 90 minute projects will be accepted. Of particular interest are projects, approaches and ideas that are new territory for the artist and the medium. Application Form and Guidelines.



DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th, 2016, 6pm EST

Building on the Festival’s history of presenting immersive concerts, site-specific projects and live art in unconventional spaces, SummerWorks invites proposals that experiment with performance outside of conventional stage and gallery settings. This includes, but is not limited to, performances within immersive environments, site-specific projects, projects in public space and performances designed for online or virtual reality contexts. Of particular interest are projects that encourage the audience to be physically engaged and/or mobile. Proposals from artists and creators of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Application Form and Guidelines.



DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th, 2016, 6pm EST

For 2017, SummerWorks invites artists to propose collaborative projects that are inspired by and consider the question, “How do we come together?” Projects that investigate this idea as it relates to the concept of reconciliation, how we come together for social gatherings and rituals, how we can connect across cultural and geographic divides, as well the nature of collaboration and the performer-audience relationship, are encouraged. Of particular interest are projects that involve collaboration with groups, organizations and creators outside of the artistic realm. Application Form and Guidelines.

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