NUIT ROSE is now accepting submissions from artists, performers, writers, curators, cultural organizations, and community businesses interested in presenting work and projects for the sixth edition of the festival, which will take place on SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019.
The DEADLINE for submissions is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2019.
Apply online at: NUITROSE.CA/SUBMISSIONS
ABOUT NUIT ROSE
NUIT ROSE is a free annual festival of queer art and performance, showcasing provocative, contemporary work by local and international artists. Over the past five years, NUIT ROSE has showcased over 300 projects, and has become an important platform for queer voices across artistic disciplines. NUIT ROSE is a catalyst for community engagement, giving audiences opportunities to experience unique, transformational encounters with queer art across the city of Toronto.
NUIT ROSE returns for its spectacular 6th edition on Saturday, June 15, 2019.
2019 THEME: ARCADE
The theme for NUIT ROSE 2019 is Arcade. Artists are invited to creatively interpret, explore, and respond to this theme in their proposed projects. Examples could include:
- Projects that utilize multi-media or adopt multi-disciplinary approaches
- Projects that deploy relational strategies to engage communities and/or the general public
- Projects that explore techniques, technologies, networks & systems
- Projects that incorporate play, challenge and risk to convey meanings
ELIGIBLE WORKS/ PROJECTS
Applicants may submit work in any medium; two dimensional works, sculpture, installation, screen-based works, new media, performance, multi-media and site-specific works. Works and projects intended for either indoor or outdoor presentation are welcome.
We strongly encourage artists and organizations to apply who reflect diversity and intersectionality in sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, ability, and other dimensions of diversity.
Applicants will be asked to apply within one of the 6 categories below, choosing the term which most closely describes the medium of their work and interest. Please choose one of these categories in the application.
- Sculpture and Installation
- New Media
A jury of artists and curators will evaluate the proposals and make recommendations for selection of works to be included in the festival. The jury will evaluate proposals using the following criteria:
- Artistic merit
- Project viability and feasibility
- Capacity for the work to engage communities, and/or for the work to be interactive or relational.
- Representation of diversity and intersectionality (sexuality, gender, culture, race, ethnicity, creed, religion, age, ability, and other dimensions of diversity)
- Representation of queer, 2-spirited or trans culture, history, theory or perspective
- Representation of local and/or global social and cultural issues (including critical issues in art-making)
- Alignment with the NUIT ROSE 2019 theme: Arcade
We strongly encourage emerging artists to apply.
Projects may be invited to participate in the festival as Featured Projects or Contributing Projects. Projects selected by the jury as Featured Projects will receive remuneration based on current Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC) rates, in addition to receiving exhibition or performance space in key venues. Projects not selected by the jury but still considered to be of significant merit are invited to participate as Contributing Projects. Contributing Projects will receive exhibition space and promotional support, but are not eligible for financial renumeration.
NUIT ROSE strives to award feature project status to as many projects as possible, dependent on available funding resources. The jury may also use its discretion to award commissions to specific projects. NUIT ROSE Festival reserves the right to limit the total number of works accepted (per proposal).
Applicants will be notified of selection results by April 15, 2019.
Partner Projects are those organized and presented independently (e.g. a curated exhibition by a gallery) and, if selected, will receive promotional support as part of the festival. Applicants who have their own venue or location to present their project are also strongly encouraged to apply as a Partner Project.
SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ONLINE:
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2019