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Call for Artists (Edmonton): SkirtsAfire Festival 2020

Call for Artists (Edmonton): SkirtsAfire Festival 2020


SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL | February 27 to March 8, 2020 | Complicated

Be a part of SkirtsAfire 2020! We’re calling artists of all kinds to submit for several events in our 10 day festival. Apply now!

SkirtsAfire is a growing theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival that features the work of women-identifying artists in conjunction with International Women’s Day, February 27 to March 8, 2020. We produce and present passionate, provocative, moving and entertaining performances, exhibits and workshops.

As we head into our 8th year, we continue as a 10 day festival on Alberta Avenue and are expanding into new venues Downtown and in Old Strathcona. Our MainStage play, The Blue Hour by Michele Vance Hehir, will take place in the Westbury Theatre of the Arts Barns in Old Strathcona. In addition to this, we are now taking artists’ submissions for the A-Line Variety Show at the Station on Jasper, for our singer-songwriters series, The Key of She and other potential concerts and cabarets for 2020 at various venues in Alberta Avenue, Downtown and Old Strathcona. This could be single artists or groups of: singers, musicians, bands, dancers, comedy acts, cabaret acts, performance artists, spoken word artists, magicians, acro-yogis… or surprise us with your skills!

Single performers must be women. For performance groups, women must be the driving force in the troupe. The theme for 2019 is Complicated.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent. We welcome submissions from women artists of all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, all ethnicities and all abilities.

Please fill out our online Artist Submission Form to apply:

Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2019.

Find out more information about the festival at!

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