Call for Visual Arts Submissions

Call for Visual Arts Submissions

Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists runs June 5 to 9, 2018

IGNITE! Festival is accepting submissions for two-dimensional artwork (drawings, paintings, photography etc) to be showcased at the main festival venue, Pumphouse Theatre.

Artists will Receive:
• An IGNITE! Festival Artist Pass
• Artist honorarium $100

Who can Apply?

The IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists is geared towards emerging visual artists under the age of 30 or graduated post-secondary within four years of school, working in any style, who are pursuing a professional career in visual arts.

Submission Guidelines (please include all):

• Short Bio (maximum 250 words).
• One page Artistic Resume including contact information.
• JPG images of proposed work.
• A short artistic statement about each artwork.

Email submissions to

Deadline: March 25, 2018

An example of last year’s visual artist, Simone Saunders! Her work, plus the poster generated for the festival.


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.

The festival accepts applications from artists of all disciplines. Artists of colour, indigenous artists and/or artists from LGBTQ+ communities are heartily encouraged to apply to all streams of the festival.

Any questions regarding the IGNITE! Visual Art Series should be submitted via email to

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