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Call for Performance Artists


Eastern Edge Gallery

& Festival of New Dance

Deadline: Friday, September 14th, 2018

Eastern Edge Gallery is excited to be partnering with The Festival of New Dance to present a five day Lunchtime series of performance art. Eastern Edge will be hosting a different performance each day between October 1st – 4th, featuring local and national artists. This collaboration is meant to strengthen the ties between performance, dance, performance art, and visual arts.

Eastern Edge is seeking submissions for a performance artist to activate the gallery space on Thursday, October 4th in the afternoon. The selected artist will be featured as a key component of the Lunchtime Series, and will be paid a fee of $304.

The artist(s) will be selected by  Eastern Edge Gallery in consultation with Neighbourhood Dance Works.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the applicant’s work, as indicated by the material (written/visual) submitted for review.
  • Proposed project alignment with the mandate of Eastern Edge Gallery.

Submissions must include, in the following order:

  • A short proposal (max. 500 words)
  • Artist statement outlining an overview of your practice/interests (max. 500 words)
  • Current CV (max 2 pages)
  • Images (max 10) including images of individual works/performances, or link to video clips/audio files with accompanying descriptions)
  • Outline of technical equipment and support needed

All submissions must be sent  by the deadline as email attachments (no zip files), and must not exceed 25 MB.  Please do not send additional documents. Please send images as JPGs and text files as PDFs.

Please send applications to, and indicate “EE Performance Series” in your subject line.