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Call for Submissions

Artist Showcase

Vertigo Theatre is seeking artists to highlight during our upcoming productions Heist and The Girl on the Train.

The selected artists for this showcase will:

  • Showcase their artwork in Vertigo Theatre’s lobby for the duration of one production (4 – 6 weeks)
  • Receive a display fee as per CARFAC guidelines & 100% of the proceeds from any sales
  • Receive 2 flex passes (4 tickets) to any show in our BD&P 23/24 Series
  • An Artist Spotlight feature in the show program
  • Have artwork insured while on-site
Requirements

The showcase is to be themed to the production they are on display for. Please submit any and all art you wish to share. These are just guidelines to the upcoming shows. For full show details please visit our website at vertigotheatre.com.

Please see the specific options below:

Heist is a fast-paced, heart-racing play about a diamond heist gone wrong. Can this band of criminals pull off the perfect robbery? Full of diamonds, guns, lasers, betrayal and a cast of characters you’ll be quoting long after you leave the theatre.

Potential influences: “Oceans 11”, stainless steel, tech future, rubies, emeralds, dark wine cellars, modern crime comedy, moody, neon.

The Girl on the Train is adapted from Paula Hawkins NY Times best-selling novel turned Hollywood film. Rachel Watson escapes her dull life by watching the perfect couple through the train window every day until she witnesses something shocking unfold. Caught up in a world of infidelity and murder, she begins her own investigation. This stirring psychological thriller reveals bigger secrets than Rachel could have ever imagined.

Potential influences: illusionary perfection, gilded visions, trains, imperfect relationships, rain on windows, cool tones, grunge, heartbreak and disillusionment.

The install and take down of your art, as well as the required hanging hardware, will be the artists responsibility, with support from a Vertigo Theatre liaison

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward the following to the Development Coordinator Ali Grams, at development@vertigotheatre.com by December 11, 2023, at 11:59pm:

  • A brief artist bio of (roughly 300 words) including place of residence, cultural background, medium of work, and number of years working as an artist.
  • A website link, digital portfolio, or images of specific pieces being considered, with a combined file size 2 MB or less.
  • Which show you would like to be considered for and an idea of how your work may fit in with the show’s theme – if you have any pieces in progress that would fit, please feel free to share!
Application Process

Vertigo Theatre has a responsibility to create work spaces where people are comfortable in a creation process, and can be themselves in every capacity. With this in mind, we encourage submissions from those who identifyas Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as women, 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities and/or Neuro-Divergent people.

*If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying, please let us know and we will work with you to find a suitable application process.

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