Call for Submissions: CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS ARTISTS!!, Femmes du Feu and CCAFT in partnership with Harbourfront Centre

Produced by Femmes du Feu and CCAFT in partnership with Harbourfront Centre

Call to artists
Call opens September 15th and closes November 1st, 2014
All submissions can be sent electronically to:

What it is
The Circus Sessions part of NextSteps 2014/15. It is a weeklong creative laboratory and think-tank that will offer 15-20 contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with an internationally renowned mentor (mentor still in negotiation) in one of Toronto’s best venues. This initiative is open to the diverse forms of practice that span the five families of circus:

Aerial, Acrobatics, Balancing, Object Manipulation and Clown. The Circus Sessions looks to encourage artists to engage in a creative dialogue that examines their evolving form, cultivates experimentation in performance, as well as networking, advocacy and audience development and engagement strategies.

Circus Sessions is free to all participants. Participants will be responsible for travel costs.

Date and Location

  • Workshops and shows take place in The Harbourfront Centre Theatre(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Workshop takes place May 11-17th from 10am-5pm
  • Show on Friday May 16th and 17th at 8pm

Submission guidelines

  • Name
  • Bio (max 250 words)
  • Primary discipline and training background
  • Artist statement/ inspirations & investigations
  • Why Circus Sessions interests you
  • Link to video of your work

More information can be found at: