7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art - Call


7a*11d seeks submissions for its 6th International Festival of Performance Art, taking place in Toronto from October 19 – 29, 2006. Organized by an unincorporated non-profit group of artists, 7a*11d presents a series of performance art events and artist projects in a festival setting. Our purpose is to offer a professional showcase for new and progressive performative works that fall outside the traditional boundaries of established genres of theatre, dance, music etc. Artist organizers will select emerging and established artists of the highest quality from around the world. We will consider a wide range of work, and are committed to presenting the breadth and depth of performance art as a genre. We pay artist fees and endeavour to subsidize travel.


Direct to Documentation:
A video program of performance documentation.

Can’t come to the Festival? We still want to see your work! Send us an edited tape [three minutes or less on NTSC VHS, Hi-8, mini-DV, CD or DVD] of your performance documentation or performance for camera. Selected tapes will be curated into a screening program. Artist fees will be paid for those selected for screening.

Deadline: Proposals must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2006. If you wish your materials to be returned, you MUST include a self-addressed stamped envelope or appropriate fees to cover packaging and postage for the return of your documentation. DO NOT send electronic applications to our hotmail account. Make money orders payable to 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.

Please be sure to indicate the kind of setting that is most appropriate for your work (e.g. indoor/outdoor site specific, industrial warehouse, white gallery, black box theatre, etc.).

Send proposals to:

c/o 386 Delaware Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
email: performancefestival@hotmail.com

Proposals should include

  1. A completed application form, available online in .pdf and .html formats at http://www.7a-11d.ca
  2. Resume and biography (including short c.v. MAXIMUM 2 pages)
  3. Description of work and artist statement
  4. Support material
  5. Self-addressed, stamped envelope or money order to cover packaging and postage for return of documentation (All cheques and money orders should be made payable to 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art.)
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