THE 40th RHUBARB FESTIVAL

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
THE 40th RHUBARB FESTIVALWEIRD WILD WONDERFUL

February 13-24, 2019
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
Festival Director: Mel Hague

This year, the Rhubarb Festival turns 40 in an ecstatic celebration of the strange and new in performance. Over two weeks of programming over 100 artists will converge on Buddies to create, inspire, and be inspired.

We are seeking proposals for our upcoming festival (February 13 – February 24, 2019)

Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. Artist will receive an honorarium and an unlimited artist pass to the whole Festival.

GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments. Rhubarb is a space for imagination and for pushing boundaries: your own, your audiences’, and those of your artistic practice..

Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. Projects in the General Programming category should run 25 minutes in length. Rhubarb encourages submissions from a wide variety of live artistic mediums with a focus on experimentation. Forms such as:

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

RHUBARB SPECIAL PROJECTS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

At Rhubarb, we pride ourselves in being open and malleable to new artistic practices 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? The Special Projects call is for work that doesn’t fit.

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 Projects

ABOUT THE RHUBARB FESTIVAL
‘Toronto’s go to event for thought-provoking, political, adventurous entertainment.’  Toronto Life

Established in 1979, the Rhubarb Festival is produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and is Canada’s longest-running festival of new performance. For over three decades, Rhubarb has encouraged established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the possibilities of performance in a supportive space.

For further information please contact:
Mel Hague // Festival Director
mel@buddiesinbadtimes.com