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Friday
18
MAY

Call for Artists: Launch Arts Festival 2018

06:00
23:59
SFU Woodward's
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BE PART OF THE 2018 LAUNCH ARTS FESTIVAL

Application Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018
Festival Dates: June 14-16, 2018

Share your vision with us!

Apply to be part of a three-day festival showcasing innovative work by local emerging artists. We are looking for works that push conventional boundaries.

Find all the details and download the application form at
www.sfuwoodwards.ca

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WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES:

• Visual Arts, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, collage, mix-media, sculpture, installation.
• Media Arts, New Forms & Interdisciplinary work, including, but not limited to: film, video, sound, experimental or new performance, and interactive media.
• Performing Arts, including but not limited to: music, dance, theatre, spoken word, monologues, excerpts from a full-length work, stand-up comedy, puppetry, circus.

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

• Original artwork created in the past two years.
• Participating artists must live in the Lower Mainland and be eligible to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or holder of a valid work permit).
• For performance pieces, the running time should be a maximum of 10 minutes.
• Provide photo or video documentation of the work. For performance and media pieces, video documentation is required. Videos shot with smartphones are accepted.

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A PROFESSIONAL *EMERGING ARTIST* AS SOMEONE WHO:
• Has made a personal commitment to a career in the arts.
• Has a specialized training in the field, though not necessarily in academic institutions.
• Has a history of creation and/or presentation in a professional context, but may not yet be recognized by professional associations.
• Is in need of professional development and exposure to take their career to the next level.
* Please note this definition is specific to this event *
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APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please submit your complete application package via email to launch_fest@sfu.ca.

For your application to be considered, it must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2018 at midnight. Please answer all questions clearly and submit all required materials.

Timeline: All applicants will be notified of the final jury decision the week of May 22, 2018.

For more information: Contact Barbara Adler, LAUNCH Festival Coordinator at launch_fest@sfu.ca

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This is a paid opportunity, which also includes training sessions and one-on-one support from a mentor working in your chosen artistic discipline. Past industry mentors include Jim Smith, producer of DanceHouse; Dorothy Woodend Doxa Festival, Mina Shum film writer/director, Jay Brazeau -actor, Gary Crystal, co-founder of the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, among others.

The 5th edition of LAUNCH is co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, 149 Arts Society and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Find all the details details and download the application form at
www.sfuwoodwards.ca