Artists Opportunites

Call For Submissions – Weesageechak Begins to Dance 27

Native Earth Performing Arts is seeking submissions for Weesageechak Begins to Dance 27 —a festival devoted to developing and showcasing new works by Indigenous artists.

We welcome:

  • Submissions in theatre, dance, music, poetry,
    multidisciplinary works
  • Collaborations between Indigenous playwrights,
    choreographers or creators
  • Works at all stages of development

Past participants include Monique Mojica, Spy Dénommé-Welch, Ben Cardinal, Jani Lauzon, Cathy Elliot, Hone Kouka, Yvette Nolan, Margo Kane, Billy Merasty, PJ Prudat, Michelle Olson, Waawaate Fobister and many more.

This year’s Weesageechak Festival will take place November 12th 22nd, 2014 in our Aki Studio Theatre. Each selected piece receives dramaturgical/directorial support, rehearsal time and a public showing.  To be eligible, creators must be available to attend the festival.

Submissions will be curated by a selection committee.  The Weesageechak Festival is open to all Indigenous artists.  We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in new work that examines contemporary Native challenges and experiences.

Artists are required to submit the following via email:

  • A description of the project, and an outline of its current state
  • A summary of its support history to date
  • A work plan articulating the project’s needs; what do you hope to get out of the festival?
  • Bios or Artist statements of any known collaborators who are already involved in the project
  • Text-based work: 15 pages of writing (maximum), preferably from the work submitted.
    Movement-based or predominantly visual work: 5 minutes of video OR photos OR a detailed description of the piece (5 pages maximum)

Deadline for submission:  June 30th, 2014

For more information, please contact Artistic Associates Falen Johnson or Jessica Carmichael at associate[at]

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