Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Call for submissions: 2012 Festival of Ideas & Creation

Canadian Stage has announced a call for submissions to its Festival of Ideas & Creation for artists who are currently in early stages of developing new works of any length, and wish to share the work publicly in a festival.

For the upcoming festival, they will particularly focus on stage work that involves innovative music or sound. Possibilities include performance-based work that incorporates opera, classical, traditional and contemporary music, musical theatre, song or digital sound design.

The Festival of Ideas & Creation is the leading event for artistic development at Canadian Stage.  The Canadian Stage Company was formed in 1987 from the merger of CentreStage and Toronto Free Theatre and have since grown to become Canada's third-largest non-profit contemporary theatre company. In addition to producing international works, they are committed to developing and producing Canadian works.

Presentations will be staged primarily at the Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre and Rehearsal Hall.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on December 5, 2011. The Festival of Ideas & Creation takes place May 7-19, 2012,


Festival of Ideas and Creation

Canadian Stage is pleased to announce a call for submissions to its annual Festival of Ideas & Creation, May 7-19, 2012, to artists who are currently working on new projects of any length, in early phases of development, who would like the opportunity to develop and share their work publicly in a festival context. We are accepting submissions of performance pieces for which innovative music or sound is integral. The deadline for submissions is December 5, 2011.

The Festival of Ideas & Creation is Canadian Stage’s flagship artistic development event. Bringing together local, national and international artists to spark new creative projects, the Festival encourages cross-pollination between artistic disciplines and fosters the next generation of artistic innovators. The Festival features an array of programs and opportunities for the public to intersect with the creative process and participate in the artistic conversation. Each project in the Festival will be given creation and development time and a presentation. In 2012, the Festival will explore the theme of music and sound in performance practice: this may include, but is not limited to, the incorporation of opera, classical, traditional and contemporary music, musical theatre, song, digital sound design, etc. in performance based work.

Full Festival programming will be announced in February 2012.

Festival of Ideas & Creation
Music and Sound in Performance Practice 

Interested Applicants Please Submit:

1. A Cover Letter Which Includes:
- A project description, development history, and how this workshop would fit into your development plans (250 words max)
- How you would ideally structure this workshop and presentation, and what would be the minimum amount of time that
would benefit your process (250 words max)
- What aspects of cross-disciplinary practice inform and/or challenge your work (250 words max)

2. 10 Pages (Max) Of the project's script/score, or, for more physical or visual works, a detailed description and/or audio/video material (max 5 minutes)

3. Brief bio(s) of collaborators

Applications can be dropped off or mailed to:

Festival of Ideas & Creation
Canadian Stage
26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2W3

Deadline: 5 pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2011
Applications must be received by this date.

Click here for full submission guidelines and FAQs

For more information, please contact Artistic Coordinator Joanne Williams at 416-367-8243 x245 or festival@canadianstage.com.


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