“Are you a playwright, choreographer, composer or performance creator?
Were you born in 1995? Then we want you.
This fall, Nightswimming is launching a 5-year project to commission 5 new works by performance creators born in 1995. Nightswimming was also born in 1995, when we premiered our first play, Don Druick’s Through the Eyes, at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.
Nightswimming is requesting applications from theatre creators across Canada.
For the next 5 years, we’ll accept proposals from artists born in 1995. Tell us what you want to create. We’ll read the proposals, short list the applicants, and then commission one proposal each year.
In 2020 we’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary by showcasing the 5 projects and artists we commissioned over the 5 years.
Nightswimming’s 5×25 is open to writers, choreographers, composers, designers and activists who love performance and have an idea and a project they want to create. We’re open to anything that happens in a space with an audience.
If we accept your proposal, you’ll join our roster of commissioned artists, which include Carmen Aguirre and Anita Majumdar. We’ll provide a $5,000 commission, develop a process with you to create the piece, bring you to Toronto to work on it, and seek out producers or festivals to get it in front of an audience.
DEADLINE – Please email applications to no later than 5 pm (EST) on November 30th, 2015 to email@example.com
APPLICATION – A single PDF document (maximum 4 pages) or a single YouTube video (maximum 5 minutes) answering the following questions, in this order:
1) Describe Your Project
What ideas, issues or questions are you exploring and what excites you about them?
(If there is one) what is the story you want to tell?
Why do you want to make this artistic work and how do you imagine creating it?
What do you want to achieve by putting your ideas in front of an audience?
2) About You
Give us a quick bio, including your other artistic interests
A description of any past relevant experience, paid or un-paid.
3) A copy or scan of government-issued photo identification, showing your year of birth.
We welcome applicants and projects from across Canada, in all performance disciplines and all languages. We welcome and encourage applications from LGBTQ* artists, artists of colour, women and Indigenous/First Nations artists. Need a different way to send your ideas in? Let us know.
For more information, or if you have questions about applying, contact us at 416.504.3898.
We look forward to reading your application.
Brian Quirt – Artistic Director | Rupal Shah – Producer”
Posted with permission from Brian Quirt and Rupal Shah, Nightswimming