Call for Submissions: 13th Annual Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival

Call for Submissions, Deadline June 27, Antigonight 2022. Rurality. Sept 16-17

Festival dates: September 16 & 17, 2022

Deadline to apply: June 27

Selection notification: July 10

Application Form: Follow this LINK

About the Festival:

Antigonight: Art After Dark Festival is a free arts festival that aims to be inclusive and accessible to all persons. This year, the festival runs from September 16th -17th in Antigonish, L’nuewa’ki (Mi’kma’ki)/Nova Scotia.

Since its inception in 2010, Antigonight: Art After Dark has been Antigonish Culture Alive’s most recognizable and popular outdoor, public art event. The festival provides an opportunity for artists to display their work and become known within the community and give the community the chance to interact with contemporary art spanning multiple mediums, such as dance, theatre, music, sound art, and installation art.

Festival Application:

We are inviting artists from anywhere in the world who have roots in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada to create experimental new works for the festival, including but not limited to: video, performance, dance, sound, sculpture, and installation, which can be presented in-person in the town of Antigonish. The heart of Antigonight is that all projects are interactive and/or participatory in nature, the selection committee will prioritize projects that have a participatory component, as stated in our mission statement.

Participating Antigonight artists will receive CARFAC-mandated artist fees in payment for their work. We strongly encourage members of LGBTQIA2+ communities, BIPOC and non-White communities, newcomers, and persons with disabilities to apply.

2022 Theme:

The theme for this year’s festival is RURALITY,  a back to the roots approach to Antigonight celebrating the community-minded aspect of rural Nova Scotia and the artists who make this region home. This festival is a celebration of all things small, simple, familiar, and rural.

Key thematic elements:

  • Familiarity
  • Rejection of urbanism
  • Environmentalism/sustainability
  • Community
  • Closeness
  • Shared histories
  • Regional newcomers
  • Homecoming
  • Rural resourcefulness

The Artistic Director, Becca Semple, is available to chat via email or telephone regarding your projects. If you’re unsure how your idea could fit within the festival, reach out and we can brainstorm together! They can be reached at antigonishculturealive@gmail.com

If you have any questions regarding the festival or your application, please email antigonightartfest@gmail.com