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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Visual Artists – Vertigo Theatre

Call for Submissions (Calgary): Visual Artists – Vertigo Theatre

Artist Showcase
Call for Submissions
Vertigo Theatre is seeking for artists to highlight during our 2023 Fall Art Showcase.


• Showcase their artwork in Vertigo Theatre’s lobby for the duration of one production (4-6 weeks)
• Receive a display fee as per CARFAC guidelines & 100% of the proceeds from any sales
• Receive 2 complimentary tickets to each production in our BD&P 23/24 Series
• A full-page Artist Spotlight feature in a show program and a media card displayed in the lobby
• Have artwork insured while on-site


  • The showcase is to be themed to the production they are on display for. Please submit any and all art you wish to share. These are just guidelines to the upcoming shows. For full show details please visit our website at Please see the specific options below:
    • THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL & MR HYDE immerses you in a play full of chilling twists and turns in which love, betrayal and murder lurk on London’s foggy streets. Can Dr. Henry Jekyll face his demons or does the ruthless Edward Hyde take him to the dark side? Potential influences: Dark, Moody, Late 1800s London, laboratory, experimental, play with dark and light, etc.
    • SLEUTH takes you through the journey of famed mystery novelist Andrew Wyke as he lures his wife’s lover to his country home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. As the stakes rise, it sets off a chain of events that leaves audiences trying to decipher who is truly in
      control. Full of fun, humour and mystery. Potential influences: Jewelry, luxury, southwest England (Wiltshire), classic mystery, bright, fun, campy, farcical
  • The install and take down of your art, as well as the required hanging hardware, will be the artists
    responsibility, with support from a Vertigo Theatre liaison

Interested candidates should forward the following to the Development Coordinator, Taylor Hicks, at by August 14at 11:59pm:

  • A brief artist bio of (roughly 300 words) including place of residence, cultural background, medium of work, and number of years working as an artist
  • A website link, digital portfolio, or images of specific pieces being considered, with a combined file size 2 MB or less
  • Which show you would like to be considered for and an idea of how your work may fit in with the show’s theme – if you have any pieces in progress that would fit, please feel free to share!

Vertigo Theatre has a responsibility to create work spaces where people are comfortable in a creation process, and can be themselves in every capacity. With this in mind, we encourage submissions from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as women, 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities and/or NeuroDivergent people.

*If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying, please let us know and we will work with you to find a suitable application process.

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