Festival registration operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. This year, three streams of applications are available.
50% of slots will be held for local artists. 25% of slots will be held for BIPOC artists and artists of a diverse background. 25% of slots will be first-come, first-serve, and will include national artists, international artists, and artists in the aforementioned categories once those streams have been filled.
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, primary preference will be given to local and regional artists within Northern Ontario.
Once spots are filled, no further applications will be accepted.
This year’s festival will be digital. We will be accepting pre-recorded content and hosted workshops/artist talks only. Pre-recorded content will be screened prior to the festival and may be rejected if visual and audio quality is not up to festival standards. Submissions will NEVER be rejected based on artistic content. Submissions can be any length.
There will be no application fees this year. If accepted for a spot in the festival, participation fees will also be waived. This means artists can participate in the festival this year for free! Furthermore, thanks to generous grant funding, all submitted shows will receive a guaranteed income of $200 CAD. This means that artists will get paid to participate regardless of ticket sales. 100% of proceeds from any ticket sales will go directly to the artists involved in that show.
Please note that digital content submitted that is over 30 minutes in length will be considered its own show. Shorter content will be paired with content submitted by other artists to create curated multi-artist shows. The proceeds from multi-artist shows will be divided equally between the number of submissions that have been paired together.