IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists


June 5-8, 2024

About the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

IGNITE! is a  multi-disciplinary, 4-day festival of emerging art and artists. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s beautiful! With 100 artists programmed each year, IGNITE! is a fantastic development, networking, and presentation opportunity for Calgary’s 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.

Thank you!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the talented individuals who have generously shared their creativity and passion by submitting project and artist applications to the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists. Your dedication to your craft and your willingness to contribute to our festival community are truly inspiring.

We are thrilled by the overwhelming response we have received.

Rest assured, each submission will be carefully reviewed by our festival team. We recognize the time and effort you have invested, and we want to assure you that you will hear from us shortly. 

Support IGNITE!

Supporting Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists through sponsorship, donation, or volunteering is an invaluable investment in nurturing the next generation of artistic talent. Together, these forms of support empower emerging artists.


By contributing to this vibrant platform, sponsors not only foster creativity and innovation but also play a pivotal role in promoting diversity and inclusivity within the arts community.

Custom opportunities are available for monetary and in-kind sponsorships.

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Making a donation provides crucial financial support, enabling the festival to thrive and provide opportunities for emerging artists to showcase their work.

As a charitable organization, Sage Theatre provides tax receipts for eligible donations. 

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Lend us your time and skills, enriching the festival experience for participants and audiences alike. 

We have a variety of positions available. Whether you would like to support the festival planning or have a role during the festival – we have a role for you!