Artist Call: Vancouver Celebrates Diwali 2011

We’ll be bringing you more information about our 2011 Festival soon, but for right now, it’s time for the:

2011 VCD ARTIST CALL

DANCERS, SINGERS, MUSICIANS, POETS, VISUAL ARTISTS, FILM MAKERS, COMICS

Vancouver Celebrates Diwali is looking for performers, artists and workshop instructors to participate in our 2011 Festival. This year’s 8th Anniversary Festival includes many of our favorite events from previous years, as well as some exciting new events. We are currently seeking submissions from local artists for placement in our festival October 16 – 23, 2011.

We are currently seeking submissions from a wide range of South Asian artists, performers, and instructors practicing traditional, modern, or fusion art. Both solo and group performers are welcome to apply.

All participants hired will be paid an honorarium for their participation.

If you have performed for Vancouver Celebrates Diwali in the last two (2) years, please renew your interest by sending the following:

  • Full contact information for the principal artist and/or group leader, including name, mailing address, email and phone number
  • A short description (under 50 words) of your proposed performance

All other artists are asked to submit the following:

  • Full contact information for the principal artist and/or group leader, including name, mailing address, email and phone number
  • A resume and/or performance history for the group and/or principal artists/performers.
  • Examples of recent work: this can be Youtube videos, websites, photos.
  • A short description (under  50 words) of your proposed performance

Placement is limited. VCD will only contact artists it is considering hiring. We reserve the right to contact artists independent of this Artist Call. Although VCD has several events planned for the Festival, it is the Festival Staff that will determine artist placement.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL BY EMAIL TO:

Sean Devine – Festival Producer

Vancouver Celebrates Diwali

Email: info@vandiwali.ca

IF YOU REQUIRE TO SEND BY MAIL, PLEASE CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS ABOVE TO OBTAIN ADDRESS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS August 7, 2011.

Successful applicants will be notified individually.

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Vancouver Celebrates Diwali is grateful to our generous sponsors:
Government Sponsors
  • City of Vancouver
  • Citizenship & Immigration Canada
  • BC Arts Council
  • Canadian Heritage
Media Sponsors
  • Shaw
  • Shaw Multicultural Channel
  • Global BC
  • 24 Hours Vancouver
  • CKNW
  • RJ1200
  • South Asian Woman Magazine
Partners
  • Roundhouse Community Centre
  • BCGEU
  • South Vancouver Neighborhood House
  • Cineplex