IGNITE! 2017 Call for Artists: IGNITE! CLUB


The IGNITE! Club Series is an art party, a multi-disciplinary performance party // clashing together audience and artists in an exploratory, off-the-wall, never-before-seen, might-not-ever-be-seen-again: performance experiences.

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.

JUNE 8th

The theme is SLEAZE, an outrageous one night stand : of all things sex, excess, gender blender/blending/identifying, 18+, and over the top sex pop flare. We celebrate the lewd, rude, risqué and sexual on this one night of new performative work. For the evening we are taking over the whole bar of Venue 628 where artists will be able to perform on balconies, VIP rooms, stage, basement, bathroom, or wherever your dirty heart desires (there is also a rig for any aerials).

JUNE 9th

The theme is PROPHECY : looking for those who are interested in adding to the ambience/environment of a tech-y future distopian/utopian world. This could mean sound/light/video/photography/roving performers/ participatory . It can be anything related to the future… or…. technology … or … whatever your creative mind can think of. On this futuristic night, we’ll be in The Royal Canadian Legion No. 1

The Club Series is open to 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! This is an opportunity to perform, create or install your sexy, trashiest, wildest ideas for an engaged and bizarre-hungry crowd.

Artists receive an artist pass for the all of IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists. If you wanna be involved contact [email protected]

Let us know:
What you do
What you would like to do for the IGNITE! Club
Who would be involved
Which night club you wanna be involved with (Sleaze or Prophecy)
Include anything relevant to your work (e.g. links, pictures, bio, resume)
Come play with us!

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