Found Festival takes art out of conventional venues directly into the community. Found Festival celebrates art of all kinds: theatre, dance, film, poetry, music, sound art, installation art, endurance art…if it’s art created for unconventional spaces that challenges the artist/audience relationship, there’s a home for it in Found Festival.
In 2022, we are planning four days of live, in-person, and digital performances that respond to place and space July 7-10.
Our goal is to return to a scale of programming similar to pre-pandemic Found Festivals, while still remaining responsive and highly vigilant to all necessary COVID-19 mitigation. We are open to in-person indoor performances (with masking and distancing), outdoor performances for audiences large and small, and pre-recorded or live-streamed digital performances.
We are seeking submissions for three opportunities:
1) Project Submissions: We’re looking for work of all disciplines built for found and/or unconventional spaces. Selected projects will receive an artist fee, production support, mentorship, and Festival infrastructure support (marketing, box office, etc). Apply by Jan 16.
2) Fresh AiR Artist-in-Residence: This year, Fresh AiR is expanding to a two-year development model! The selected artist/company will receive a workshop in 2022 towards a full production in 2023 with significant creative, logistical, and financial support. Apply by Jan 16.
3) Festival Director: CGAS is seeking a passionate, dedicated producer with a fierce love for local artists to lead the artistic vision of Found Festival starting in 2022. Apply by Jan 9.
Click here for full application details for all three postings: commongroundarts.ca/found/submissions/
Found Festival is for you, exactly as you are. No matter who you are, what you look like, how or who you love, where you’re from, how you got here, how you identify, how or if you honour whatever higher power, how you move through this world – you belong here. What matters to us is that you feel welcome. We believe in creating safer spaces that allow for creative risk. We uphold work that pushes the boundaries of audience interaction to allow spectators and performers to engage in more risk-taking and play. We honour the vulnerability of the artistic process, and the beauty of the exchange between artists and audiences. We commit to sustaining a safer space by respecting, and even boldly loving, everyone who contributes to it.