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Call for Pop-Ups: HOLD FAST 2019

Call for Submissions: HOLD FAST 2019 Pop-Ups
Deadline: Monday, August 5th, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Do you have an art project you would like to present? A performance to realize? A film you would like to screen? A studio to welcome visitors, a makers jam you would like to host or an exhibition you would like to show?

HOLD FAST 2019: September 18-21, 2019

HOLD FAST is a four day celebration of contemporary art practice in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Now celebrating our 20th year, HOLD FAST is St. John’s only festival dedicated to contemporary art and is the longest running festival in the province. HOLD FAST delivers accessible, meaningful and critically-relevant arts programming across an array of media including: installation, performance, screenings, artist talks, dance, community events and artist-led workshops for people of all ages.

In addition to our featured artists, we are seeking proposals for supplementary programming from local artists, businesses, nonprofits and art collectives. This is an excellent way to become a part of HOLD FAST and help us to celebrate all the diverse creative practices across St. John’s.

In exchange, we can offer you a listing on all of our social media, advertising as one of the HOLD FAST events and promotion of your event on the Art Crawl map!

Submissions must include:

– A project proposal (max. 500 words)
– Artist statement outlining an overview of your practice/interests (max. 500 words)
– Images (max. 10, .jpg, 300 dpi) can include installation images and individual works, or link to video clips/audio files with accompanying descriptions
– Outline of technical equipment required and a plan of how you will meet those needs.
– Confirmed pop-up location or plan for securing venue

Please send your submissions to
Subject line: “HOLD FAST Pop-Up Proposal 2019”

Please note: Our logistical resources are limited and focused on our invited headlining artists. We will endeavour to assist you with your project, however you will remain wholly responsible for organizing and hosting your project and securing your venue. This is an opportunity to both be promoted by, and contribute to the excitement of the festival!

For HOLD FAST 2019 updates follow our website and facebook page linked below! || || Instagram: @holdfastfestival