Weesageechak Begins To Dance XXV
Call For Submissions
TREASON SEASON 2012/13
Native Earth celebrates the 25th anniversary of our new works festival, in our 30th anniversary season. We seek applications from artists who are developing works at every phase. Creators should have a genuine desire to uncover the project’s true shape in a collaborative process.
The festival spans two weeks of development work, including four eclectic nights of public presentations of the works-in-progress. Past participants include Monique Mojica, Ben Cardinal, Rebecca Belmore, Hone Kouka, Yvette Nolan, Margo Kane, Billy Merasty, Michelle Olson, Waawaate Fobister and more. Works that debut in the Weesageechak Festival have appeared on stages around the globe.
Participating artists have priority enrollment in our professional development workshop series, and enjoy the intensive time-period to shape ideas while surrounded by a vibrant community of professional Indigenous artists.
This year’s festival will launch our long-anticipated grounding on home soil, at the new Regent Park Arts and Cultural Centre. Development will span November 4 through 17 with presentations from November 14 through 17, 2012.
Participants must attend the festival in its entirety.
Artists are required to submit
*A statement of intent for the proposed work, which includes;
*A description of the project, and an outline of its current state
*A summary of its support history to date
*A work plan articulating the project’s needs
*A description (bios or artist statements) of any known collaborators who are already involved in the project
(Previous items 4 pages maximum, altogether)
As well as:
*A current bio (1 page maximum) or CV (4 pages maximum)
*A current headshot or equivalent
*A sample of work, in a format relevant to the project: 20 pages maximum for text-based work AND/OR 5 minutes of video for movement based or predominantly visual work
Indigenous artists from across the globe are encouraged to submit. We are always grateful for expressions of interest from actors, dancers and director/dramaturgs. All submissions must be relevant to Native Earth’s artistic mandate – http://www.nativeearth.ca – and all participants will employ an active application of the seven traditional values at the core of Native Earth’s work: Generosity, Humility, Wisdom, Strength of Character, Tolerance, Courage & Patience.
We encourage you to call or email us with any questions. We are as interested as you are in having you submit the strongest application best representative of your project. Please call Cole, Artistic Associate or Tara, Artistic Director at 416-531-1402. If you call outside of regular hours (10am to 6pm EST) please drop an email rather than leaving a voicemail.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All content is due June 18, 2012.
Email submissions are preferred. All submissions will be confirmed received, by email, by June 25, 2012. Please send to Artistic Director Tara Beagan firstname.lastname@example.org Mailed or in-person submissions will be received at 55 Mill Street, Building 74, Suite 305 Toronto, ON Canada, M5A 3C4. Mailed submissions must be postmarked by the due date.
ABSOLUTELY NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.