Call for BIPOC Artists – Making Love With The Land Online Cabaret, an online creation and development process (Springboard Performance)


Produced by Springboard Performance with Joshua Whitehead 


The MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND ONLINE CABARET is a series of online performances inspired by Joshua Whitehead’s forthcoming book “Making with Love With the Land” in which artists will explore selected excerpts of the book and creation in a post-pandemic world. 

The MAKING LOVE WITH THE LAND ONLINE CABARET consists of an online creation and development process beginning in June and ending in September, with all works presented online during the 2020 Fluid Festival, October 14-24, 2020. Artists will be able to connect with the writer, mentors, dramaturgs, and other participating artists throughout this process via online means, including correspondence via email and video calls, as scheduling and accessibility to these platforms permits. Springboard Performance staff will help coordinate online platform access and training throughout the developmental and presenting periods. 

We are seeking 8 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists from all arts disciplines to interpret and be inspired by a section of Joshua Whitehead’s “Making Love with the Land.” Works will be presented online in performance slots between 5-10 minutes in length. Joshua Whitehead will select the excerpts of writing, and may read selections live as a part of the online performance. Artistic mentorship and online training and support will be provided. Artists are invited to suggest potential mentors and writers they wish to work with.

While BIPOC artists located anywhere are encouraged to apply, attention will be given to invest in Western Canadian artists. Selected artists will represent a broad range of experience with representation of emerging, mid-career, and established artists. 

Contributing artists will be selected by Joshua Whitehead in consultation with Springboard Performance and developmental and presentation practices will be developed to best support live performance artists and artistic creation in times of physical distancing. All rehearsals and performances will adhere to local, provincial, and national recommendations regarding health and safety.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info[at] with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this opportunity and program eligibility.”

Deadline Extended: July 1, 2020, 11:59pm MST

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