THE 40th RHUBARB FESTIVAL
WEIRD WILD WONDERFUL
February 13-24, 2019
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
Festival Director: Mel Hague
This year, the Rhubarb Festival turns 40 in an ecstatic celebration of the strange and new in performance. Over two weeks of programming over 100 artists will converge on Buddies to create, inspire, and be inspired. Rhubarb seeks to provide artists with the space and support to create new works that are strange, pushing the edges, risky and challenging.
We are currently seeking proposals for our upcoming festival (February 13 – February 24, 2019)
Selected projects will be featured during the festival and will receive technical, production, promotional, and artistic support. In addition to an honorarium, festival artists also receive an unlimited artist pass, allowing them to see work for free by local, national, and international artists in our programme.
GENERAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
Rhubarb seeks proposals for new, not previously produced performance projects and theatrical experiments. Rhubarb is a space for imagination and for pushing boundaries: your own, your audiences’, and those of your artistic practice. We are looking for proposals by artists who want to explore and expand – projects that fight the normative, projects that ask big questions, and forms that ask the impossible.
Submissions are encouraged from both established and emerging creators. Projects in the General Programming category should run 25 minutes in length. Rhubarb encourages submissions from a wide variety of live artistic mediums with a focus on experimentation. These forms can include but are not limited to;
- Performance Art
- Interdisciplinary or Hybrid forms
RHUBARB SPECIAL PROJECTS: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE 5PM FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
At Rhubarb, we pride ourselves in being open and malleable to new artistic practices and forms. Do you have a project that you feel doesn’t fit within our General Programming constraints? Does it need a specific space or time constraint that you don’t think is currently available to you at our Festival? The Special Projects call is for work that doesn’t fit, work that wants to bust open the containers of the Festival and surprise us in new ways that you don’t think we’ve thought of before.
Special Projects could be, but are by no means limited to:
- Late Night Cabaret Presentations
- Site Specific Work
- Durational Work
- Installation Projects
- One-to-One Performance Projects
- Multimedia Experiments
- Panel Discussions
- Community Driven Arts Projects
- One Night Performance Projects
Rhubarb only accepts online applications. First, Read our Submission Guidelines (pdf) to find out what you need. After that, when you’re ready, fill out our on-line application form.