IGNITE! 2017 Call for Artists: IGNITE! CLUB

Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – JUNE 6-10, 2017

The Club Series is an art party part of IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists. It is a collision of performance art, video art, installation art, roving performers, music and cabaret performers (e.g. poetry/burlesque/theatre) to create an eclectic and fun evening of celebration and art.

Each night club has its own individual theme. This year’s themes are inspired by Smut and Future respectively. Smut is a space to explore gender, sexuality, body politic, fetish, taboo and more. Future will allow for an exploration of time, prophecy, technology, and more.

The series is open to artists of all disciplines – performance art, installation art, roving performers, poetry, prose, music (solo & bands), comedy, burlesque, theatre, dance, media art& film, and absolutely anything else!

We’re working with Femme Wave on this one! Femme Wave is a feminist arts festival in Calgary, Alberta. Founded in 2015, it is a collective-run organization with board and committee members of diverse and varying backgrounds. The festival takes place in inner-city Calgary in November and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception.

Artists receive

  • Technical support (venue will be equipped with sound system, basic lights, performing areas)
  • A scheduled performance opportunity / slot / space for cabaret style performances
  • An IGNITE! Festival Artist Pass

Submission Guidelines

Wanna be involved? Email us a submission that includes:

  • A bio that tells us a bit about yourself and your art practice (max 1 page)
  • Any additional support material or relevant links (e.g. bandcamp, youtube, website/blog publications, short writing samples)

  • CV (max 1 page) may be included

  • Please note if you are interested in collaborating with an artist of another discipline.

Deadline: February 12

DEADLINE EXTENSION – Submissions will be considered until May 01, 2017.

Applications should be sent to ignite_club@sagetheatre.com with the subject line Club Series Application.

General questions about IGNITE! 2017 can be directed to charles@sagetheatre.com.

About the Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers.

Other opportunities

The IGNITE! Festival has a number of other series. Please visit sagetheatre.com for full details. Artists are welcome to apply for more than one festival series.