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New Music Edmonton Now Hear This Festival, 2024 Call For Proposals

New Music Edmonton is inviting local artists in experimental sound and music areas from the amiskwaciy-wâskahikan/ Edmonton region to submit proposals for performances to take place during our next Now Hear This Festival, June 6 – 20, 2024!

We are now accepting proposals from artists to perform on shared bills during the festival. Rather than set categories, we want you to tell us what you want to do!

In past years we have had an incredible range of performances, including short solo performances (composed or improvised), chamber ensembles, live electronic works, and mixed-discipline works involving sound installation, dance, theatre, visual arts, and poetry.

Please note that submission of works does not guarantee inclusion in the festival. Accepted performers will be compensated with a performance fee commensurate with standard professional performance rates.

Minimum/ Maximum duration: 5 – 20 minutes

Maximum personnel: 3

Maximum number of proposals per artist: 1

Proposals deadline is September 15, 2023, 11:59 PM

Please visit our Submittables page to submit proposals. Direct any inquiries to generalmanagerATnewmusicedmontonDOTca

New Music Edmonton Equity Statement:

In calling for and reviewing proposals, New Music Edmonton strives for equity and actively seeks out both demographic and stylistic diversity. We recognize that treating all people equally does not guarantee fairness, but can, instead, reinforce extant biases. As such, in contributing to a reliably equitable environment in our own presentations, the arts generally, and society as a whole, we endorse and have adopted policies whose outcomes promote fair distribution of opportunities.

We especially welcome proposals reflecting our equity goals and strongly encourage proposals from historically excluded demographics. The resultant expansion of perspectives and experiences is necessary in creating a vibrant and representative arts community, which benefits us all.