Call for Submissions | 2020 Now Hear This Festival

Date: Nov 7, 2019

Deadline: Dec 15, 2019 - 11:45 pm

New Music Edmonton
Now Hear This Festival, 2020
Call For Proposals

New Music Edmonton is proud to announce that its eighth annual Now Hear This Festival of New Music will be taking place March 19 - 22, 2020. The festival will include a wide array of concerts, talks, and other events, and promises to be an exciting weekend. We already have a mind-blowing array of artists scheduled, and are seeking your participation!

We are now accepting proposals from Edmonton-area artists to perform on three shared bills taking place during the festival. Rather than set categories, we want you to tell us what you want to do!

In past years we have had an incredible range of performances, including short solo performances (composed or improvised), chamber ensembles, live electronic works, and mixed-discipline works involving sound installation, dance, theatre, visual arts, and poetry. 

Please note that submission of works does not guarantee inclusion in the festival. Accepted performers will be compensated with a performance fee.

Maximum duration: 20 minutes.

Maximum personnel: 4

Proposals deadline is December 15, 2019

Please visit to submit proposals.

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New Music Edmonton Equity Statement:

In calling for and reviewing proposals, New Music Edmonton strives for equity and actively seeks out both demographic and stylistic diversity. We recognize that treating all people equally does not guarantee fairness, but can, instead, reinforce extant biases. As such, in contributing to a reliably equitable environment in our own presentations, the arts generally, and society as a whole, we endorse and have adopted policies whose outcomes promote fair distribution of opportunities.

We especially welcome proposals reflecting our equity goals and strongly encourage proposals from all underrepresented demographics. The resultant expansion of perspectives and experiences is necessary in creating a vibrant and inclusive arts community, which benefits us all.