HOLD FAST Call for Submissions 2024

Eastern Edge
Submission Deadline:
April 30, 2024
Start Date:
March 21, 2024
End Date:
April 30, 2024
About the Opportunity
HOLD FAST Festival is a celebration of contemporary performance, interdisciplinary art, and community engagement in St. John’s, NL. Eastern Edge is seeking four Featured Artists to present accessible, meaningful, and critically-relevant work as part of HOLD FAST 2024. Our core values are: Facilitating community engagement and meaningful exchange Increasing public arts literacy Creating opportunities for artists Critiquing and subverting structural oppressions & systems of power, with emphasis on: queer, feminist, and anti-racist perspectives Newfoundland & Labrador regional identity Indigenous resistance to colonialism HOLD FAST culminates in a Saturday afternoon Art Crawl, a series of performances, installations, and interactive pop-ups staged outdoors and in non-gallery venues across downtown St. John’s. Past programming has included performances, interactive installations, workshops, dance, drag, burlesque, and free community events for people of all ages. Each Featured Artist: presents an Art Crawl project (e.g. performance or interactive installation) leads a workshop & gives an artist talk This year, HOLD FAST will take place from August 20-24 in St. John’s, NL/Ktaqmkuk. Artists are paid in accordance with CARFAC fee schedules: Festival Performance Fee (Art Crawl): $495 Workshop Fee: $500 Artist Talk Fee: $500 Travel Stipend for artists outside of St. John’s metro area: up to $600 (with receipts)
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