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Space Available (Calgary): Motel Theatre 2015-16 Season

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Space Available (Calgary): Motel Theatre 2015-16 Season


Downstage is now seeking submissions for programming the 2015-2016 season in Motel, a flexible 50-seat black-box performance venue located at Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR CENTRE), 205 8th Avenue S.E.

Emerging and established artists and performing arts companies working in all disciplines who are interested in showcasing their work in Motel are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Unfortunately, as demand for the venue generally exceeds the time available, we will not necessarily be able to program all submissions.

Upon the successful scheduling of a proposal, artists/companies will be contacted to arrange more specific details of the tenancy. The weekly rate for performances is under discussions between Downstage and Arts Commons. Previous rate was $600 plus GST, but it will be increasing for next season. Please contact Downstage Production Manager Tuled Giovanazzi for additional details.

We will confirm receipt of your proposals via email. If you do not receive a confirmation from Downstage within a week of your submission please contact us again.

Interested artists/companies are asked to submit a project proposal about one page in length describing the work to be presented, the artists involved (if known), the ideal presentation dates (please give three options) and why Motel is the venue of choice for the project. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all available dates are filled. However, tentative scheduling of projects will begin June 2015 and we anticipate availability to become limited very quickly. We are primarily seeking proposals for one or two week time slots, though longer projects will also be considered where possible. A weekly booking in the space runs Sunday to Saturday, unless otherwise noted.

Click here to download .pdf for a full call including all available weeks.

Please send any questions and submit proposals by e-mail to Downstage Production Manager Tuled Giovanazzi at Thank you for your interest and we look forward to reading your proposal.

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