TRIGGER 2011 Submission Call Outs OPEN

Posted: April 4, 2011 in TRIGGER Collective Statement

QUEER Arts Survivor-Centric Festival

Third annual TRIGGER FESTIVAL! JUNE 16th, 17th and 18th 2011 Toronto, ON

A militantly unapologetic group of QUEER performers, facilitators, speakers, musicians and activists will transform, evoke and stimulate with outrageous interactive performances and workshops focused around community accountability and healing. TRIGGER rages with collective love and queer liberation. TRIGGER reclaims the notion of survival through art as activism and activism as art.

Location Accessible & Barrier Free
June 16th, 17th & 18th Steel Workers Hall
June 18th (Evening Event) Raging Spoon

CALL OUT for performers, film/video artists and facilitators

Deadline for all Submissions: April 24th 2011

LABEL IN SUBJECT LINE – Performer or film/video or facilitator submission. Please list if you are applying from out of Toronto or out of Province and require billeting/housing throughout the festival

TRIGGER is looking for performances, films, music, art and workshops that explore but are not limited to themes of; sexual health, mental health, sexual practices, de-colonization, survivors, anti-racist politics, homophobia, transphobia, classism, queer theory, gender, radical families, disabilities, consent…….

This year we are specifically doing a call out for submissions that have a focus around Community Accountability. How do we create strategies to address violence and harm within our communities? How do we develop sustainable strategies to address abusive behaviour that have a transformative process? How can we create community practices that encourage safety and support? How can we support others who are doing this work?

Friday June 17th & Saturday June 18th 2011 We are looking for performances from all disciplines including: theatre works, performance artists, musicians, singers, dancers, literature readings, multi-disciplinary performances, circus arts, cabaret…..performance!

Submission Guidelines:
– Briefly describe how your work aligns with the festival
– Synopsis of proposed performance piece
– Title of work
– Length of performance
– Technical needs (if you are a musician please be specific about your technical needs and setup
– Names and bios of all artists involved
– If you have any specific requests/accessibility needs as a performer or as a group please specify

Workshop/Facilitation: Saturday June 18th 2011

Submission Guidelines:
– Briefly describe how your work aligns with the festival
– Bio and Names of all presenters involved in the workshop
– Succinct outline of proposed workshop/panel/presentation
– Title of workshop and summary (length, style, desired outcome) including how the submission is pertinent to this festival
– Accessibility needs


Screening: Thursday 16th June 2011

Submission Guidelines: Video, film and media
– Briefly describe how your work aligns with the festival
– Bio of filmmakers and creators involved in the project
– Synopsis
– Title
– Formats: MOV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, FLV, MKV, WMV – including DVD.
– Exact length
– Please ensure your submission has closed captioning. If your submission does not have closed captioning and you would like to submit please let us know when you will be able to add closed captioning to your piece.

Mail Submission to:

#3, 1254 Dundas st W, Toronto ON M6J 1X5

If you are unable to send a hard copy feel free to email us and we can find a way to accommodate. (i.e upload it to megavideo, vimeo or youtube)

Deadline for Submissions: April 24th 2011:

  1. New Yorkers want to be TRIGGERED.
    Must try to concentrate and get application to you….
    we HATE APPLYING ourselves with administrative tasks.
    WE ARE HANDS ON!! HOw many can you handle??

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