Niteclubs

NEXTFEST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Violette Underground presents PROHIBITION PRIDE

What would a Pride party have looked like in the 1920’s? Go back in time to an imaginative era of luxurious outfits, imbibing, jazz and extravagant delights at The Roxy on Gateway, Saturday, June 10th!

Performers and staged characters will be roaming throughout the space, with performances and entertainment starting at 9:30pm and going until 2am. This Nite Club event is a mix of party and show without the separation of stage – any place in the room can be a front-row seat!

The madam of PROHIBITION PRIDE is now accepting submissions! Emerging artists who are interested in doing spoken word poetry, theatre, philosophy, dance, performance art, fortune telling, drag, burlesque, juggling, feats of strength or flexibility, music and circus are encouraged to apply. Performances can range from roving 30-second segments that would circulate around the room through the night, to a single, grand 3 to 5 minute choreographed performance that would happen once in the evening. You are encouraged to apply as solo artists or in groups! For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” generally refers to artists around or under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented. All performers must be at least 18 years old.

Please submit the following requirements to the Madam of the night, Violette Coquette, at hellothere@ violettecoquette.com:

– An explanation of your piece/idea
– Technical requirements, if known
– Contact information, including website links and twitter handle
– Any additional support material
– If you would like to collaborate with an artist from another discipline

Note, if you are selected to perform, you will need to be available for stage tech (TBA). Artist perks include a small honorarium, t-shirt, artist pass, festival pass, invites to parties, name listed on t-shirt, program and website.

Submissions for PROHIBITION PRIDE will remain open until programming is full, but preference will be given to submissions received before March 10, 2017.

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NEXTFEST 2016 PRIDE NIGHT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Saturday, June 4, 2016

This year, the Nextfest NiteClubs will be holding it’s very first Pride Night, hosted by In Arms Theatre Collective.

Celebrate Edmonton’s pride weekend with a full spectrum of Edmonton’s up and coming queer artists.

The Nextfest Nite Clubs are a series of multidisciplinary performance parties showcasing queer emerging artists of all disciplines – theatre, drag, dance, film, performance art, visual art, installations and absolutely anything else!

Performances range from 30 seconds to full evening installations and roving performances. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

High energy interdisciplinary collaborations, nontraditional experimental performance and performer created work encouraged. All performers must be at least 18 years old. This event is committed to including and representing artists who identify as part of the LGBTQ*+ spectrum and other marginalized groups.

Please submit the following requirements to the Pride Night curator, at inarmstheatre@gmail.com with the subject headline “Pride Night Submission”

– An explanation of your piece/idea

– Technical requirements, if known

– Contact information, including website links and twitter handle

– Any additional support material

– If you would like to collaborate with an artist from another discipline

Submissions for this event will remain open until programming is full.

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The Smut Zoo Call for Submissions
Friday, June 10, 2016

Smut has a theme this year and it’s ZOO. Zookeepers, interpretive centres, animal kingdoms, safaris, aquariums, gardens, cages, sanctuaries, trainers, wild animals, tame animals, animal escapes… not to mention petting. Be an animal, play with an animal, learn, interact, or just do it like they do on the discovery channel. Whatever your flavour, come out for a guaranteed Smutty Nite.

Emerging artists from all disciplines welcome: theatre, dance, film, performance art, visual art, installations, anything you can imagine into existence. High-energy interdisciplinary collaborations, non-traditional experimental performance, and performer-created work encouraged. Performances range from 30 seconds to full evening installations and roving performances. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented. All performers must be at least 18 years old.

Please submit the following requirements to The Smut Zoo Curator & Zookeeper, Samantha Jeffery, at SmutZookeeper@gmail.com:

– An explanation of your piece/idea
– Technical requirements, if known
– Contact information, including website links and twitter handle
– Any additional support material
– If you would like to collaborate with an artist from another discipline

Submissions for The Smut Zoo will remain open until programming is full.

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Rise Up: Take Back the Mic
Call for Poets

Your revolution starts now. Your revolution is the what-if, the could-be, the should-be, the will-be. Your revolution is politics, semantics and artistics. Gather up the critics, the cynics, the mystics, the mavericks, the beatnicks: this is your manifesto, so manifest your destiny.

Rise up, and take back the mic.

Nextfest, Catch the Keys Productions and Breath In Poetry present:

Take Back the Mic
The Second Annual Nextfest Slam
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9pm
Mercer Warehouse (10363 104 Street)

Twelve emerging poets compete in a three-round elimination for a $500 top prize. Rise Up is a politically themed event – brings us your best political poems, rants and raves.

The twelve participating poets will be selected by our curation team from the list of those who apply. To be considered, please send the following information to bdart@catchthekeys.ca by 12Noon Friday, May 15:

  • Name (please include your legal name and performance name if applicable)
  • Email address
  • Twitter handle
  • Two samples of your written work and/or two samples of video or audio recordings

Please note: each participating poet will receive a small honorarium. In the case of Nextfest, emerging refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Questions? Contact bdart@catchthekeys.ca.

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Call for Submissions
Nextfest NiteClubs 2015
Curated by Beth Dart of Catch the Keys Productions

The Nextfest NiteClubs are a series of multidisciplinary performance parties showcasing emerging artists of all disciplines – theatre, dance, film, performance art, visual art, installations and absolutely anything else!

Performances range from 30 seconds to full evening installations and roving performances. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

High-energy interdisciplinary collaborations, non-traditional experimental performance and performer created work encouraged. All performers must be at least 18 years old.

Each NiteClub has a theme that is open to interpretation.

The themes for 2015 are:

Saturday, June 6th: The 7th Annual Rise Up!
For the politically inclined artist, Rise Up is your revolution – it’s the what-if, the could-be, the should-be, the will-be. Your revolution is politics and semantics, artistics and music. What fires you up, pisses you off, makes you passionate about the state of the world? NOTE: Rise Up! will also include the 2nd Annual Take Back the Mic Spoken Word Slam. Poets, stay tuned – more info on how to register coming soon!

Friday, June 12: Theme TBD
Been dying to test out an idea? Shoot us a pitch! This theme will be decided based on submissions.

Saturday, June 13: The 8th Annual Smut Cabaret
Risqué, sexy, lewd, vulgar…fetishes, desires, sexuality, and everything between. Flaunt your naughty side, taunt and tease, make your audience squirm.

Please submit the following requirements to Nextfest NiteClub Curator, Beth Dart, at bdart@catchthekeys.ca:

– A description of your piece
– Technical requirements, if known
– Contact information, including website links and twitter handle
– Any additional support material
– Please note if you are interested in collaborating with an artist of another discipline.

Submissions for the 2015 Nextfest Nite Clubs will stay open until programming is full.

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Rise Up: Take Back the Mic
Call for Poets

Your revolution starts now. Your revolution is the what-if, the could-be, the should-be, the will-be. Your revolution is politics, semantics and artistics. Gather up the critics, the cynics, the mystics, the mavericks, the beatnicks: this is your manifesto, so manifest your destiny.

Rise up, and take back the mic.

Nextfest, Breath In Poetry and Catch the Keys Productions present:

Take Back the Mic
The Nextfest Slam
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 9pm
as part of the Rise Up! Nextfest Nite Club
Artery Edmonton (9535 Jasper Avenue)

Twelve emerging poets compete in a three-round elimination for a $500 top prize.

TO PARTICIPATE: 

The twelve participating poets will be announced Tuesday, May 20 at Breath In Poetry’s Rouge Poetry Night (located at Rouge Lounge on 117 Street and Jasper Avenue).

To be considered for the slam, please send the following information to bdart@catchthekeys.ca by 12Noon Tuesday, May 20:

  • Name (include your legal name and performance name if applicable)
  • Email address
  • Twitter handle
  • Applicable links (website, youtube etc).

Please note: Each participating poet will receive a small honorarium, an all access festival pass and a festival t-shirt. In the case of Nextfest, emerging refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Questions? Contact bdart@catchthekeys.ca

Want to do more with Nextfest? We’re still accepting submissions for the Nextfest Nite Clubs. Submit!

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The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards

The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards are designed to recognize, encourage and support the initiative and excellence of young independent artists residing in Alberta. For the purpose of these awards an emerging artist is defined as an individual who:

 is under the age of 30
 has completed an initial phase of training in their artistic field
 is on the cusp of visibility

The intention of The Awards is to support and encourage artistic activity. Awards are not intended to fund production costs, promotional materials, or post-secondary tuition. Assessment of nominees will be based on the uniqueness, plausibility, and community involvement of the articulated artistic activity.

How To Apply

An individual artist will nominate him/herself for the award. The nomination will articulate the individual’s artistic activity, (past, present, and future). “Artistic activity” may include research, professional development, facilitation, or creation. It is highly recommended that if an artistic activity involves a partnership (e.g. a mentorship with an established artist) that evidence be provided confirming that partner’s participation (i.e. letter of invitation, letter of agreement, receipt of registration, etc). Nextfest will not be responsible for the return of support materials, so please do not send originals.

The total award allocation will not exceed the sum of $5,000. The quantity of awards will be determined by the jury, but generally each award is a minimum of $1,000. Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee an award. Awards will be announced and presented at the Nextfest 2014 Opening Ceremonies on June 5, 2014.

Nominations are to be sent to:

Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards
c/o The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 St
Edmonton, AB
T5M 0H1

Or emailed to:

steve@nextfest.ca

Deadline: May 23, 2014 

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The Nextfest Nite Clubs are a series of multidisciplinary performance parties showcasing emerging artists in all disciplines – theatre, dance, film, performance art, visual art, installation and anything else! Performances range from 30 seconds to full evening installations and roving performances. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

High-energy interdisciplinary collaborations, non-traditional experimental performance and performer created work encouraged. All performers must be at least 18 years old.

Each Nite Club has a theme that is open to interpretation.

The themes for 2013 are:

Friday, June 7:

The 5th Annual Rise Up! – For the politically inclined artist, Rise Up is your revolution – it’s the what-if, the could-be, the should-be, the will-be. Your revolution – it is politics and semantics, artistics and music. What fires you up, pisses you off, makes you passionate about the state of the world?

Saturday, June 8:

The 6th Annual Smut Cabaret – Risqué, sexy, lewd, vulgar… fetishes, desires, sexuality. Bring out your naughty side, taunt and tease, make your audience squirm.

Friday, June 14:

Awe(some)(ful) – The good and the bad. The heroes and the villains. The light and the shadows. The highs and the lows. The love and the hate. The awesome and the awful.

Please submit the following requirements to Nextfest NiteClub Curator, Beth Dart, at bdart@catchthekeys.ca:

– An explanation of your piece

– Technical requirements, if known

– Contact information and website links

– Any additional support material

– Please note if you are interested in collaborating with an artist from another discipline.

 

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The Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards are designed to recognize, encourage and support the initiative and excellence of young independent artists residing in Alberta. For the purpose of these awards, an emerging artist is defined as an individual who:

– is under the age of 30
– has completed an initial phase of training in their artistic field
– is on the cusp of visibility

The intention of The Awards is to support and encourage artistic activity. Awards are not intended to fund production costs, promotional materials, or post-secondary tuition. Assessment of nominees will be based on the uniqueness, plausibility, and community involvement of the articulated artistic activity.

How To Apply:

An individual artist will nominate him/herself for the award. The nomination will articulate the individual’s artistic activity, (past, present, and future). “Artistic activity” may include research, professional development, facilitation, or creation. It is highly recommended that if an artistic activity involves a partnership (e.g. a mentorship with an established artist) that evidence be provided confirming that partner’s participation (i.e. letter of invitation, letter of agreement, receipt of registration, etc).

Nextfest will not be responsible for the return of support materials, so please do not send originals.

The total award allocation for 2012 will not exceed $5,000. The quantity of awards will be determined by the jury, but generally each award is a minimum of $1,000. Meeting eligibility requirements does not guarantee an award. Awards will be announced and presented at the Nextfest 2012 Opening Ceremonies on June 7, 2012.

Nominations are to be sent to:

Enbridge Nextfest Emerging Artist Awards
c/o The Roxy Theatre
10708 124 St
Edmonton, AB
T5M 0H1

Or emailed to:
steve@nextfest.ca
Deadline: May 31, 2012

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The Nextfest Nite Clubs are a series of late night multidisciplinary performance parties showcasing emerging artists in all disciplines including theatre, dance, film, performance art, music, visual art and more. For the purpose of this festival, “emerging” refers to artists under the age of 30 who are not professionally represented.

Performances may range in length from 30 seconds to full evening installation performances. High energy interdisciplinary collaborations, non-traditional performance and performer created work encouraged. Please note: all performers must be at least 18 years old.

Each Nite Club presents a theme to tie the performances together. The themes are open to interpretation.

The themes this year are:

Friday, June 8: The 4th Annual Rise Up!

For the politically inclined artist, Rise Up is your revolution – it’s the what-if, the could-be, the should-be, the will-be. Your revolution – it’s politics and semantics, artistics and music.

Saturday, June 9: The 5th Annual Smut Cabaret

Risqué, sexy, and lewd, The Smut Cabaret explores your wildest fetishes and desires, and dares you to explore and play with your sexuality. Bring out your naughty side, taunt and tease, make your audience squirm.

Saturday, June 16: Fairytales and Nightmares

Dig deep into your imagination and subconscious. Dust off the cobwebs from your bad dreams, childhood memories and forgotten fantasies.

Please submit the following requirements to Curator Beth Dart at bdart@catchthekeys.ca:

  • An explanation of your piece
  • Technical requirements, if known
  • Contact information and website links
  • Any additional support material
  • Please note whether you are interested in collaborating with an artist from another discipline
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