Seeking programming submissions for the 2017-2018 season
Motel Theatre is a flexible 50 seat black-box performance venue located at Arts Commons, 225 8th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB.
Emerging and established artists and performing arts companies working in all disciplines who
are interested in showcasing their work in Motel Theatre 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 Motel Theatre is $650 plus applicable ticket fees. The usage fee reflects the
inclusion of a $225 weekly subsidy provided by Downstage, reducing the cost from $875 weekly
fee set by Arts Commons. Please contact Downstage Production Manager Jessie Paynter for
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 Theatre 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 May 2017 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. 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.
To read the full list of available weeks, please click here.
For more information about Motel Theatre, please click here.
Please send any questions, and submit proposals by email to Downstage Production
Manager Jessie Paynter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to reading your submission!