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Space (Calgary): Motel Theatre – Call for Submissions

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Space (Calgary): Motel Theatre – Call for Submissions


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Now Seeking Submissions for Motel

Downstage is now seeking submissions for programming the 2018-2019 season in Motel
Theatre, 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. We are primarily seeking proposals for one or two week time slots, though longer
projects will also be considered where possible. Upon the successful scheduling of a proposal,
artists/companies will be contacted to arrange more specific details of the tenancy. Proposals
will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all available dates are filled. Scheduling of projects
will begin June 2018 and we anticipate availability to become limited very quickly.

The weekly rate for Motel Theatre is $730 plus applicable ticket fees. The usage fee reflects the
inclusion of a 25% weekly subsidy provided by Downstage, reducing the cost from the $980
weekly fee set by Arts Commons. A weekly booking in the space runs Sunday to Saturday,
unless otherwise noted. Please see the attached .pdf call for available weeks.

Interested artists/companies are asked to submit a one page project proposal including:

  • a description of the work to be presented
  • the artists involved
  • three choices for the ideal presentation dates
  • why Motel Theatre is the venue of choice for the project.

Please submit proposals as a PDF to Downstage Production Manager Jessie Paynter at 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.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to reading your submission!
For more information about Motel Theatre, please visit

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