Call for Submissions: 12th Annual Day of Delight, Clay & Paper Theatre

DEADLINE: Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 will mark Clay & Paper Theatre’s 12th annual Day of Delight: A Toronto celebration of Love, Courtship and Desire outdoors in beautiful Dufferin Grove Park.
We are seeking intrepid creative collaborators to contribute works that respond to one of the event’s 3 themes: a joyful celebration of Love, Courtship and Desire for People (friends, lovers, family), Place (community, Toronto, home) or Planet (humanity, nature, the Earth). Works of all artistic disciplines are encouraged, including theatre, music, dance, spectacle, installation, puppetry, participatory works…

We dare you to surprise us!

Offerings can be large or small, new or old but they must be suitable for outdoor space. We have found that image- or performance-based works seem to work best, whereas dialogue-driven works of a realistic nature seem to work the least well. Performance-based works should be a maximum of 15 minutes in length.

A modest honorarium will be offered to all participating individuals or groups. Please note that you are responsible for providing all requirements for your piece/ work/ performance, ie: materials, cast, director, set pieces, etc., although we will provide whatever support we can.

We will create a shortlist of projects to be considered.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a meeting to further discuss their submission and how it works in this year’s array.  From the shortlist, approximately 10 projects will be selected.  Artists selected for this year’s Day of Delight will be asked to attend two informal gatherings/ meetings prior to the event to meet and connect with other artists, share about their work, get to know Clay & Paper staff, and receive and review information about Day of Delight.


  • A 250 – 500 word proposal outlining the project and indicating its connection with one of the Day of Delight themes, as well as a list of technical requirements, if applicable.
  • A script (if applicable)
  • Artist Statement (optional)
  • CV’s and/ or bios for participating artists
  • Support Material: A maximum of 10 images, 2 videos, and/or audio files (via link, CD or DVD)


Or by mail: DOD Submissions/ Clay & Paper Theatre/ 163 Concord Ave./ Toronto ON  M6H 2P2
Feel free to contact us with questions at or 416-708-3332.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted on or before Friday, April 18th 2014.
Selected applicants will be announced on or before Friday, May 9th, 2014.