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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): RISER Edmonton – Common Ground Arts Society

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Call for Submissions (Edmonton): RISER Edmonton – Common Ground Arts Society

Common Ground Arts Society is accepting applications for RISER Edmonton 2024 until January 30, 2023! Selected artists/companies will receive one year of mentorship, project support, and resources for a new performance work that will debut with either a progress showing or two-week production in early 2024.

Application Deadline: 11:59pm MST on January 30, 2023.

RISER Edmonton is a collaborative producing model for theatre and interdisciplinary artists to create and present new work. RISER Edmonton will support the development and production of four new projects in the 2024 season.

The artists/companies selected for RISER Edmonton 2024 will receive support through mentorship (8-10 workshops from industry professionals on various self-producing topics and individual project consultation) and production resources (venue, technical supplies, labour, marketing, and accessibility). A full breakdown is found below.

New for 2024! There are two ways to participate in RISER: Development or Production. All four artists/companies will participate in the same mentorship program. The two Development projects will receive production resources to hold a minimum one-week experimentation workshop of their project including a fully-supported staged reading. The two Production projects will receive resources to present a two-week run of their work with extensive technical and event support.

Artists considering RISER should be looking to upgrade their producing practice. Terms like “emerging” and “established” are not in our vocabulary – the program is intended to meet you where you’re at in your practice. Whether you’re early in your career, trained in another practice and looking to learn the world of self-producing, or an experienced producer with a large-scale idea; RISER’s goal is to provide hands-on support for new creative risks.

RISER artists must be available for approximately 10 workshops or meetings between April-December 2023 and for a workshop or production in January-February 2024. Individuals, collectives, or companies are encouraged to apply. Companies must work project-to-project to be eligible (no year-round/annual programming, no operational funding).

For full details on what RISER provides and how to apply, click here: https://commongroundarts.ca/riser/apply-for-riser-edmonton-2024/

To book a time to meet with the RISER team to discuss your application, click here: https://calendly.com/commongroundarts/riser-application-check-ins?month=2023-01

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