CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
THE 39th RHUBARB FESTIVAL
RESIST. REIMAGINE. RISE.

February 14-25, 2018
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
Festival Director: Mel Hague

The Rhubarb Festival is an integral part of Buddies in Bad Times’ continued devotion to pushing the boundaries of Theatre and performance. In two weeks of programming over 100 artists will converge on Buddies to create, inspire, and be inspired.

This year, Rhubarb seeks to grow our reputation for being the space in Toronto to incubate and explore the cutting edge of ideas in performance.We are currently seeking proposals for our upcoming festival.

Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national, and international artists in our programme.

GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments.

Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. Projects should run 25 minutes in length. Rhubarb encourages submissions from a variety of artistic forms with a focus on experimentation. These forms can include but are not limited to:

• Theatre
• Performance Art
• Dance
• Music
• Interdisciplinary or Hybrid forms

RHUBARB SPECIAL PROJECTS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

At Rhubarb, we pride ourselves in being open and malleable to new artistic practices and forms. Do you have a project that you feel doesn’t fit within our General Programming constraints? The Special Projects call is for work that doesn’t fit, work that wants to bust open the containers of the Festival and surprise us in new ways that you don’t think we’ve thought of before.

Special Projects could be, but are by no means limited to;

– • Late Night Cabaret Presentations
• • Site Specific Work
• Durational Work
• Installation Projects
• One-to-One Performance Projects
• Multimedia Experiments
• Panel Discussions
• Community Driven Arts Projects
• One Night Performance ProjectSUBMISSION GUIDELINES – GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS and SPECIAL PROJECT CALL

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

χ 1 Project Proposal (2 pages MAX)
χ 1 Writing Sample (if applicable)
χ Bios of confirmed participants involved in the project proposal
χ Support Materials (Where Applicable) can include: images, research, video, web links, and other
χ 20.00 Reading Fee paid by Credit Card upon submission of application. Alternatively, the reading fee can be paid by cheque or money order made out to BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE. Please bring/send payment to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street Toronto ON M4Y 1B4

Your Project Proposal should describe what you want to do at the Festival

• A description of the specific project that you would like to present at the Rhubarb Festival
• Any requirements, space, technical, or audience engagement that you would require.
• Any specific questions, artistic explorations, experiments with form and content that you would like to undertake
• Is there a reason that Rhubarb is the only place that this exploration could take place?
• Why is this piece necessary for you at this moment in your development as an artist?
• How does this piece challenge you or your artistic practice?

You can include support materials for your project, either written, video, or images of your own previous work that help to understand your work better.
These could include:
• A writing sample of either the proposed work or previous work (where applicable)
• Bios of all confirmed participants in the project
• Links to images or videos (Please list in the Application Form Support Materials Area)

Please Note that the Rhubarb Festival will ONLY be accepting applications ONLINE
• At this time, Rhubarb only has the capacity to accept applications in written English. If you need additional support in putting together your application, please contact Festival Director Mel Hague at mel@buddiesinbadtimes.com
• Please format your application as one .pdf file

Files can be uploaded to the provided link – you will receive confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted.

 

The 39th Rhubarb Festival

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Are you a Deaf artist?

OAC’s Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program is now open for applications online.

Participate in a FREE grant writing information session for Deaf artists. Learn more about the Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program and other OAC granting programs, applying online using OAC’s new online application system and mentorship opportunities for Deaf artists.

Participate in person or online.
ASL interpreters will be present.

September 7th, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

RSVP Deadline: August 31st, 2017. Schedule
9:00 – 9:30a.m. – Registration (light refreshments will be provided)
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
General information about OAC programs across disciplines
Presentation by Deaf artist
Questions and answers
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
One-on-one meetings with OAC staff (please request a one-on-one meeting in person or through Skype when you register)
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch (lunch will be provided)

Please RSVP by August 31 to Habibah Haque, Program Administrator at hhaque@arts.on.ca. Please indicate if you will be participating in person or online and if you are requesting a one-on-one meeting.

Learn about
Eligibility
Application process in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system
Jury selection and the decision-making process
The importance of support material
Budget
Support available to make an application
OAC inclusive application policy
The Deaf and Disability Arts Projects program. The deadline for applications is October 5, 2017.
OAC programs across disciplines
Learn from other artists who have received funding
Meet one-on-one with OAC staff about a project idea or application you wish to submit

Meet OAC staff including:
Bushra Junaid – Outreach and Development Manager & Deaf and Disability Arts Projects Officer
Maya Bedward – Information Services Coordinator
Habibah Haque – Deaf and Disability Arts Projects Program Administrator
Angela Britto – Equity, Diversity and Accessibility Coordinator
And staff from other granting programs at OAC

If you are in Toronto or the GTA, you are welcome to join us in-person at OAC’s Toronto office – 121 Bloor Street East, 7th Floor.

Online: View a live webcast and sign up for one-on-one sessions with OAC staff through Skype.

Technical Requirements
You will need access to a computer with an internet connection and a webcam to participate in the online session.
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We’ve updated the Deaf Business Directory! http://deafspectrum.com/directory/deaf-businesses/

 

Want to add your business to the directory? E-mail us at info@deafspectrum.com

It’s FREE – Grab this opportunity!

 

4th Annual BBQ

https://www.facebook.com/events/109161349760339/

We will be having our 4th Annual ASL BBQ for the End of Summer in Wasaga Beach, Ontario on Saturday August 26, 2017 !!!

The menu include:
*Vegetarian hot-dogs and hamburgers
* Beef hot-dogs and hamburgers
* Grill chicken
* Salad/Chips/Drinks

If anyone would like to stay at Cottage on Friday August 25 till Sunday August 27, 2017 ????? Do need a ride ????

Please let us know…

We would love to have you with us for the END OF SUMMER!!!

REMIND TO STAY IN COTTAGE IS LIMITED FOR 12-14 PEOPLE

SCHEDULE
1) Friday August 25th:
4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Arrive at Wasaga Beach Cottage

2) Saturday August 26th:
11:00 am – 8:00 pm:
Lunch/Dinner/ Game Activities/ Beach and 50/50 draw etc..

10pm – 3am
Party for the End of Summer in Barrie

3) Sunday August 27th:
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Departure

-Admision: Free to everyone on Saturday ONLY
-Location: 11 22nd St N, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 2V9
-LIMITED GROUP AT COTTAGE: 12-14 PEOPLE
-CONFIRMED: 10 PEOPLE

You are welcome to join the BBQ to have FUN!

What: Community Safety & Well-Being in Halton Area: Deaf Community Discussion
When: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Where: BRCCED Milton: 7801 No. 5 Sideroad, Milton, Ontario L9T 2X7
Time: 6:00pm-8pm (please arrive in MDP at 530pm) so we will start the discussion at 6pm, sharp.

Refreshment & Interpreters provided!

A representative of Halton Region and Halton Regional Police will provide an overview of Halton’s draft Community Safety and well-being Plan. This will be followed by an opportunity to provide input on the Plan and identify safety and well-being issues.