Call For Projects — 11th Phenomena Festival — October 2nd to 21st 2022

[Image: Luc Beauchemin, 2021]
[Image: Luc Beauchemin, 2021]

Artistic director: D. Kimm

Deadline: February 15th 2022

Phenomena is a bilingual interdisciplinary festival that seeks to highlight innovative, unclassifiable and extravagant artists. The Festival presents cabarets, whimsical and theatrical acts, performances with projections, happenings, ambulatory performances, installations, and singular poetic events. The 11th edition of Phenomena will take place from the 2nd to the 21st of October 2022.

The Festival’s roots are deeply anchored in exploration and risk-taking. Phénomena is interested in professional artists, either emerging or established, with a very personal approach, as well as in independent and nonconformist creation companies. We offer a platform to artists who are rigorous, take risks and challenge themselves. We present poetic and atypical hybrid creations that are also moving and authentic. A part of the programming has already been planned by the Artistic Director D. Kimm and the Curator for Diversity Claudia Chan Tak and the rest of the programming will be established based on this call for projects.

We are on the lookout for interdisciplinary creations that are past a “workshop phase”, but that have not necessarily been widely distributed. Given the uncertainty of how the pandemic will evolve, we will give priority to projects that can be adapted to different contexts: short-forms, ambulatory performances, outdoor performances, digital arts, installations, shows for reduced audiences, etc. And we love collaboration between artists from different cultural backgrounds and/or generations.

Faithful to its mission, Phénomena is interested in presenting diverse artists, including Indigenous artists, People of Color, LGBTQ+, or persons with disabilities. Unfortunately, La Sala Rossa is difficult to access for people with reduced mobility, but in 2022 we will have access to the Bain Saint-Michel which will be accessible to everyone. Feel free to share with us your ideas or suggestions.

We are open to receiving proposals from outside Québec; however, due to our modest budget, we ask international/out-of-province artists to mobilize resources and contribute to travel expenses.

Send us your proposal which must include:

  • CV or description of your company, contact person, city of residence;
  • Project description (2 pages maximum), including spatial and technical needs, confirmed collaborators, duration of performance, language(s) used in the performance, and a list of resources already secured, information on whether it is online or live or if both circumstances are possible;
  • Links to photos and videos illustrating your current and/or past work;
  • Production timeline.

We also want to know why your creation project should be presented at Phénomena in particular. We are driven by an artistic mission and seek projects that are in line with this mission and will also help the Festival evolve.

Send your completed proposal in French or English to Artistic Director D. Kimm at d.kimm@electriques.ca.