Poster for IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists by Samantha Charette

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

Multidisciplinary lineup continues to shine light on Calgary’s rising art stars

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines, don’t miss this eclectic and exciting festival with theatre, dance, interdisciplinary, and site-specific offerings.

Hosted by Sage Theatre, the festival has become a must-see event for many in the community. There’s a Performance Series, a Theatre Series, and a Provocation Series curated by Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre that invites artists to escape or subvert the theatre to engage the public realm and ask bold questions about art and society.

There’s even a professional development aspect dedicated to workshops and panels where emerging and established artists can engage in dialogue about the arts profession between generations.

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists takes place June 5 to 9, 2018 at the Pumphouse Theatres (2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW), at West Village Theatre (2007 10th Ave. SW), and throughout the community of Sunalta. Head to to check out the full schedule.