The Launch Festival of Emerging Artists began in 2010 as an event to celebrate and support the work of emerging artists across dance, theater, music, film and digital arts.
Launch permits the discovery of new artists and helps to promote them in establishing a career in the arts. Selected artists will be given a platform to share creative work and gain feedback, and learn directly from established artists in a masterclass format.
After a three year hiatus, Launch is back this June to support and champion emerging artists.
Launch 2022 will take place as a full day masterclass including time for studio sharing of creative work and feedback, and presentations and discussions on the business side of art making. As part of this format, all participating emerging artists will be given 3 minutes to share a sample of their creative work.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2022 at midnight
Selected Applicants must be available to participate in person on Saturday, June 4 from 9am – 4pm at
SFU Goldcorp Center for the Arts, 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver.
Applicants will be notified of the jurors final decision by May 23, 2022.
– Applicants must be emerging artists (minimum age 18).
– Applicants have an emerging practice in dance, music, film, digital arts, interdisciplinary performance, or other performance art.
– Applications may come from a solo artist or group collaboration
– Applicants must provide an excerpt of original, contemporary performance created in the last 3 years to be shared in a studio setting.
Download application form here.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Emerging artists with a practice in any contemporary performance art (including dance, music, theater, film, digital, interdisciplinary). Artists from diverse and minority backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.