Lumiere Festival 2010 - Saturday September 4th
CALL TO ARTISTS & PERFORMERS
The 9th Annual Ottawa Lumiere Festival, presented by The Crichton Cultural Community Centre, is a chance to celebrate the magic and beauty of light. The Festival is an evening of art, performances, lanterns, costumes and music.
Lumiere Festival burns brightly because of the number of diverse and creative participants and partners. We are committed to engaging local emerging artists & performers in their exploration of illumination. Through a juried submission process, local artists & performers are remunerated to create illuminated installations and performances, which animate the festival theme.
The 2010 theme -- REBIRTH -- will highlight 4 distinct visions along the journey of rebirth:
DESCENT -- Dimmer images of dying, falling, underworlds (hell, Hades, Valhalla and more)
STASIS - an unearthly netherworld of spirits & shapes; (Elysian Fields, Fairy Lands, Fiddler's Green and the like)
ASCENT -- Brightening images of airy spheres -- heavens
REBIRTH -- Images of transformation and rising anew -- phoenix, wheel of
rebirth, and the like.
Submit your CV, and a proposal (this can include sketches, photographs or models), which describes your illuminated installation. This must include a title, light source, supply list, mounting method (on the ground, hanging or floating) and an explanation of which of the areas your piece would ideally be located.
CRITERIA FOR LANTERN INSTALLATIONS: Animates the 2010 Lumière theme,
electricity free light source, display is larger then 1 cubic meter, any medium or combination of mediums, suitable for outside exhibition for 8 hours, includes mechanisms for mounting and is fire safe. Post jury -- if your work is selected for the Festival
Artists will work with the Artistic Director to ensure that installations are safe and thematically relevant, and to find a location for the installation. Artists will be responsible for attending a site visit on Wednesday Sept. 1 (6:00-8:30 pm) and for setting up, monitoring and dismantling installation at the festival on September 4th. Artists will provide electronic promotional information to festival for use on website.
Submit your CV and a proposal, which describes your performance. This must include title, required lighting, costume descriptions, and explanation of which of the areas your performance would be located.
CRITERIA FOR PERFORMANCES: Animates the 2010 Lumiere theme, electricity free and lantern lit, costumed, and suitable for outside exhibition on a variety of natural surfaces (grass, rocks).
Performers will work with the Producer to ensure that performances are safe and thematically relevant, and to find a suitable performance location. Performers will be responsible for attending a site visit on Thursday Sept. 2 (6:00-8:30 pm) and will perform three 20-minute sets at the festival on August 4th. Performers will provide electronic
promotional information to festival for use on website.
Average fee for individual performers, $250; for group performers, $500.
Average fee for visual artists varies from $250-$500 depending on the project.
DEADLINE - Final piece/performance does not need to be complete at time of submission for jury selection. Submissions must be received by Friday July 9th at 5pm.
Electronic submissions to:
Mail submission to:
Crichton Cultural Community Centre
2nd Floor -- 200 Crichton St
Ottawa, ON K1M 1W2