Phenomena CALL FOR PROJECTS for our 2020 edition

Call for projects: Phenomena 2020

Phenomena Festival — October 12th to 23rd, 2020

Artistic director: D. Kimm
Deadline: February 1st 2020
Theme for Phenomena 2020:
Generosity

Phénomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, happenings, performative dance, installations, and singular poetic events. The 9th edition of Phenomena will take place from the 12th to the 23rd of October 2020.

The Festival’s roots are deeply anchored in exploration and risk-taking. Phénomena is interested in professional artists, either emerging or established, with a very personal approach, as well as in independent and nonconformist creation companies. We offer a platform to artists who are rigorous, take risks and challenge themselves. We present poetic and atypical hybrid creations that are also moving and authentic. A part of the programming has already been planned by the Artistic Director and the rest of the programming will be established based on this call for projects.

Our Festival headquarters is La Sala Rossa, a charming old venue that is neither a classic theatre stage nor a black box set-up. With its modest technical equipment and a seating arrangement that works well for a cabaret set-up of 220 seats, the venue offers the opportunity for artists to be in close proximity with the audience. Phénomena Festival usually hosts one presentation per show at Sala Rossa, and we welcome solos, small groups, collectives, etc. We also host shared evenings, composed of short-form performances by different artists.

We are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed. It is essential for us to see the work of artists we believe to be a good fit for the Festival; as such, our programming cycle has expanded to two years. We strongly encourage artists to present their projects in advance and to invite us to witness new steps along the way. This process will help us give artists the support they need and will ensure the consistency of our programming.

Faithful to its mission, Phénomena is interested in presenting diverse artists, including Indigenous artists, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or persons with disabilities. Unfortunately La Sala Rossa is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility, but we are happy to work with other, more accessible venues. Feel free to share with us your ideas or suggestions.

We are open to receiving proposals from outside Québec; however, due to our modest budget, we ask international/out-of-province artists to mobilize resources and contribute to travel expenses.

Our theme for 2020 is Generosity and we are looking for creation proposals that bring together artists from different communities and/or of different generations. We also want to honor artists who have often worked behind the scenes, as well as honor creators/designers, artistic organizers, and well-seasoned artists who have given much to their communities and who have much to give still.

Send us your proposal which must include:

  • CV or description of your company, contact person, city of residence;
  • Project description (2 pages maximum), including spatial and technical needs, confirmed collaborators, duration of performance, language(s) used in the performance, and a list of resources already secured;
  • Links to photos and videos illustrating your current or past work;
  • Production timeline.

We also want to know why your creation project should be presented at Phénomena in particular. We are driven by an artistic mission and seek projects that are in line with this mission and will also help the Festival evolve. Applications may be written in French or English and performed in any language.

Send your completed proposal to artistic director D. Kimm at d.kimm@electriques.ca and Administrative Director and Development Manager Charlie Julien at admin@electriques.ca. For any questions and additional information, please contact Charlie Julien by email or by phone at 514-495-1515.

Deadline: February 1st 2020


For more information on our Call for Projects, please access the following link : https://electriques.ca/filles/en/select/nouv/?id=7657&fbclid=IwAR0kAvMq1a6MNSR6S_16fuyZit10nhK1aHaz7RSjjAB3wggA444B3z4xQ7s

Our Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/615980215803924/

Very best,

Cleo da Fonseca
Chargée de projets
Les Filles électriques
Festival Phénomena
514 495-1515
http://www.festivalphenomena.com

 

 

Phenomena 2020 CALL FOR PROJECTS

Call for projects: Phenomena 2020

Phenomena Festival — October 12th to 23rd, 2020

Artistic director: D. Kimm
Deadline: February 1st 2020
Theme for Phenomena 2020:
Generosity

Phénomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, happenings, performative dance, installations, and singular poetic events. The 9th edition of Phenomena will take place from the 12th to the 23rd of October 2020.

The Festival’s roots are deeply anchored in exploration and risk-taking. Phénomena is interested in professional artists, either emerging or established, with a very personal approach, as well as in independent and nonconformist creation companies. We offer a platform to artists who are rigorous, take risks and challenge themselves. We present poetic and atypical hybrid creations that are also moving and authentic. A part of the programming has already been planned by the Artistic Director and the rest of the programming will be established based on this call for projects.

Our Festival headquarters is La Sala Rossa, a charming old venue that is neither a classic theatre stage nor a black box set-up. With its modest technical equipment and a seating arrangement that works well for a cabaret set-up of 220 seats, the venue offers the opportunity for artists to be in close proximity with the audience. Phénomena Festival usually hosts one presentation per show at Sala Rossa, and we welcome solos, small groups, collectives, etc. We also host shared evenings, composed of short-form performances by different artists.

We are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed. It is essential for us to see the work of artists we believe to be a good fit for the Festival; as such, our programming cycle has expanded to two years. We strongly encourage artists to present their projects in advance and to invite us to witness new steps along the way. This process will help us give artists the support they need and will ensure the consistency of our programming.

Faithful to its mission, Phénomena is interested in presenting diverse artists, including Indigenous artists, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or persons with disabilities. Unfortunately La Sala Rossa is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility, but we are happy to work with other, more accessible venues. Feel free to share with us your ideas or suggestions.

We are open to receiving proposals from outside Québec; however, due to our modest budget, we ask international/out-of-province artists to mobilize resources and contribute to travel expenses.

Our theme for 2020 is Generosity and we are looking for creation proposals that bring together artists from different communities and/or of different generations. We also want to honor artists who have often worked behind the scenes, as well as honor creators/designers, artistic organizers, and well-seasoned artists who have given much to their communities and who have much to give still.

Send us your proposal which must include:

  • CV or description of your company, contact person, city of residence;
  • Project description (2 pages maximum), including spatial and technical needs, confirmed collaborators, duration of performance, language(s) used in the performance, and a list of resources already secured;
  • Links to photos and videos illustrating your current or past work;
  • Production timeline.

We also want to know why your creation project should be presented at Phénomena in particular. We are driven by an artistic mission and seek projects that are in line with this mission and will also help the Festival evolve. Applications may be written in French or English and performed in any language.

Send your completed proposal to artistic director D. Kimm at d.kimm@electriques.ca and Administrative Director and Development Manager Charlie Julien at admin@electriques.ca. For any questions and additional information, please contact Charlie Julien by email or by phone at 514-495-1515.

Deadline: February 1st 2020


For more information on our Call for Projects, please access the following link : https://electriques.ca/filles/en/select/nouv/?id=7657&fbclid=IwAR0kAvMq1a6MNSR6S_16fuyZit10nhK1aHaz7RSjjAB3wggA444B3z4xQ7s

Our Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/615980215803924/

Very best,

Cleo da Fonseca
Chargée de projets
Les Filles électriques
Festival Phénomena
514 495-1515
http://www.festivalphenomena.com

Register for Culture Days 2018!

Register for Culture Days 2018!

The 9th annual Culture Days celebration is taking place on September 28-30, 2018, and you are invited to join this collaborative, Canada-wide movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the artistic and cultural lives of their communities. Culture Days features free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind-the-scenes” – and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their neighbourhoods.

Anyone can participate by organizing a free and participatory arts/culture activity for the public during the Culture Days weekend. Your activity could be as simple as offering a tour of your studio, a demonstration of your work, or a hands-on craft activity. A Culture Days event doesn’t need to be something new or innovative – if you already offer a program that fits the criteria, simply schedule it on the Culture Days weekend and register it online for increased promotion!

Participating in Culture Days is a great chance for artists to engage the public in their arts practice and to connect with new audiences. Above all, it’s an opportunity to join the national arts and culture sector in affirming the importance of the arts to vibrant communities.

For more information, check out our 2018 Participation Guide, or our list of 100 Culture Days Activity Ideas for some inspiration!

For more tips and ideas, you can visit www.culturedays.ca, or subscribe to our newsletter.

Contact:

Oriana Duinker

Nova Scotia Culture Days

nsculturedays@gmail.com

YouTube channel called Scrapbooking Quebec

Hello friends and family,

I started a YouTube channel called Scrapbooking Quebec and would appreciate your support. Below you will find a link to my first video in English. I also make videos in my second language, French. All you have to do is click on it and then press the SUBSCRIBE button. If you are a memory keeper, hopefully you will find this channel motivating and inspiring. If not, it’s a great way to keep tabs on me. You can laugh at my videos but please don’t press the thumbs down button!

For those of you unaware, I began scrapbooking in 2004, two weeks after Dad died. At that moment, “ordinary” became “extraordinary” to me. I returned to Quebec from my home in Nova Scotia with a fist full of photos and a head full of memories. That had to be recorded.

Since then, I’ve completed 65 albums of my own and made countless others for family and friends, I made them for people I never even met. I’ve organized over 100 workshops, taught twice as many classes, volunteered my services and appeared in Creative Scrapbooker Magazine a few times. My weirdest project involved guiding a group of people with Type 1 Diabetes in creating a scrapbook to document their struggles. Their goal was to sensitize the Quebec government for the need of province funded insulin pump therapy. The scrapbook ended up in the hands of then Quebec Minister of Health, Philippe Couillard, who is Premier of Quebec today. Prior to the workshop, I advised the group to “keep it real. No cute photos here. You have to tell it and show it like it is.” Participants showed up with photos and stories as per my recommendations. They also arrived with medical paraphernalia I had never seen before that day. It all went in the book, and not long after, the Quebec government began a pilot project.

If you made it this far, thank you for reading. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel Scrapbooking Quebec https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6jbI99pgp0 . You can also support me by liking my Facebook Page Scrapbooking Quebec (https://www.facebook.com/ScrapbookingQuebec/).

Please feel free to share this post.

Have a great day!

Dorothy Guinan

Exposition NONESUCH Art of Paper Montréal Exhibition

L’exposition des finalistes pour les prix d’excellences Nonesuch pour les arts papier ouvrira à Montréal le vendredi 1 décembre. Il y aura une réception ~ vernissage le samedi, 2 décembre de 13h à 17h à 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montréal). L’exposition restera à Montréal jusqu’au 16 décembre.  Il y aura une réception ~ finissage le samedi, 16 décembre de 17h à 21h Les lauréats seront annoncés pendant le finissage. Si vous venez de l’extérieur de la ville et avez besoin d’informations, telles que les directions ou les informations sur l’hébergement, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter.

Voir ci-dessous pour plus d’informations. S’il vous plaît envisager de partager l’information de l’exposition avec vos amis, votre famille et vos collègues.

The Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards exhibition in Montreal will open on Friday, 1 December.  There is an opening reception ~ vernissage on Saturday, 2 December from 1pm to 5pm at 141 rue Ann (Griffintown, Montreal).  The exhibition will remain in Montreal until 16 December.  There will be a closing reception / finissage on Saturday, 16 December from 5pm to 9pm. The award recipients will be announced during the closing reception.  If you will be travelling from out of town and need information, such as directions or accommodation information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

See below for more information.  Please consider sharing the exhibition information with your friends, family, and colleagues.

À bientôt!
judith & harvey
Cette année, il y a eu plus de 220 soumissions de 16 pays, dont 131 provenant du Canada avec 51 de la région maritime et 68 du Québec. Les expositions montrent plus de 80 œuvres d’artistes en Argentine, Australie, Belgique, Canada, Colombie, Allemagne, Israël, Italie, Japon, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pologne, Suisse et États-Unis.
Six prix seront décernés: quatre sélectionnés par le jury et deux prix public, les prix Wellington Church, sélectionnées par le vote des visiteurs lors des expositions de Parrsboro et de Montréal.
This year there were over 220 submissions from 16 countries, 131 of these from Canada with 51 from the maritime region and 68 from Quebec.  The exhibitions include more than 80 works from artists in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.
Six awards will be given: four selected by jury and two people’s choice awards, the Wellington Church awards, selected by visitor voting during the Parrsboro and Montreal exhibitions.

Le catalogue de l’exposition sera disponible pour l’achat sur place pour 30$ + hst. Le catalogue de 8.5 x 11″ à 65 pages qui inclut des photographies et une description de chaque œuvre acceptée pour les expositions, ainsi que des biographies courtes d’artistes. Pour commander un catalogue par poste, contactez-nous à paperawards@gmail.com

The print catalogue of the show will be available for purchase at the exhibition for $30 + hst. The 65 page, 8.5 x 11″ coil-bound catalogue includes photographs and a description of each artwork accepted for the exhibitions, short artist biographies, and some background about the awards and Main & Station Nonesuch.  To order a catalogue by post, please contact us at paperawards@gmail.com.