Call for Proposals 2020: SummerWorks Performance Festival
Artists, dreamers, innovators and change makers: we want to work with you.
SummerWorks is a place for you to explore new territory, to take up space, be heard and take creative risks.
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.
DEADLINE: Friday, January 10th, 2020
SUMMERWORKS PRESENTATIONS CALL
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 and that expand the possibilities of what performance can be. Works for nontraditional settings are welcome, as are proposals for site-specific and immersive contexts. Proposed works should have some previous development or presentation history.
SUMMERWORKS LAB CALL
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 nontraditional 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.
SPECIAL CALL: PUBLIC WORKS
Our Public Works programming brings artists and audiences together in the public realm. How does the city shape how we move? What else is possible? How can this be realized through performance? Proposals for outdoor, non-traditional, site-specific and immersive contexts are expected; and works that traverse the landscape of the city are encouraged. 3-5 projects will be selected and be provided a guaranteed fee of $1,500 CAD to $5,000 CAD (dependent on scale of the project). These performances will be free to the public and should be designed with accessibility in mind.