Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – JUNE 5-9, 2018

The IGNITE! Festival plays artistic matchmaker!

We are calling for emerging artists of any discipline (e.g. literature & poetry, music, burlesque, theatre, dance, film & animation, visual arts and anything else) who would like to be paired with an artist from a different discipline to create an 8-10 minute new creation that will be performed on the IGNITE! main stage.

We’re working with Loft 112, a creative hive where ideas are given space to develop, a place where established and emerging writers, readers, artists and poets are supported, a place where unheard voices are given a platform and a place of collaboration.

Paired Artists will receive

  • Performance slot on a main stage with 2-3 public performances
  • Rehearsal space
  • An IGNITE! Festival Artist Pass
  • A small honorarium
  • Professional Mentorship

Who can apply?
The IGNITE! Festival is geared towards early career artists under the age of 30 or within 3 years of graduating from post-secondary, working in any discipline, who are pursuing a professional career in the arts.

Any questions regarding the IGNITE! Interdisciplinary Series should be submitted via email to [email protected]

Deadline: February 23

To submit fill out the online form here.

PLEASE NOTE – While February 23 is our application deadline, we view the submission process as a conversation. The earlier you submit, the better conversation we can have!

General questions about IGNITE! 2018 can be directed to [email protected]

About the Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting early career 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.

If you are interested in applying but the application process creates a barrier, please contact us via phone 403.397.8559 or email [email protected].

Other opportunities

The IGNITE! Festival has a number of other series including Dance, Club, Improv, Theatre and Provocation. Please visit sagetheatre.com for full details. Artists are welcome to apply for more than one festival series.

General questions regarding the Theatre Series should be submitted via email to [email protected]