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Application Deadline: Fri, May 18, 2018

BE PART OF THE 2018 LAUNCH ARTS FESTIVAL

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Application Deadline: 
Fri, May 18, 2018 at midnight

Festival Dates: 
Thu-Sat, June 14-16, 2018

Festival Coordinator: 
Barbara Adler, launch_fest@sfu.ca

Application Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

Share your vision with us! Apply to be part of a three-day festival showcasing innovative work by local emerging artists. We are looking for works that push conventional boundaries.


This is a paid opportunity, which also includes training sessions and one-on-one support from a mentor working in your chosen artistic discipline. Past industry mentors include Jim Smith, producer of DanceHouse; Dorothy Woodend Doxa Festival, Mina Shum film writer/director, Jay Brazeau -actor, Gary Crystal, co-founder of the Vancouver International Folk Music Festival, among others.

The 5th edition of LAUNCH is co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, 149 Arts Society and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

Download the Application Form:

We are accepting applications in the following disciplines:

  • Visual Arts, including but not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, collage, mix-media, sculpture, installation.
  • Media Arts, New Forms & Interdisciplinary work, including, but not limited to: film, video, sound, experimental or new performance, and interactive media.
  • Performing Arts, including but not limited to: music, dance, theatre, spoken word, monologues, excerpts from a full-lenght work, stand-up comedy, puppetry, circus

Please note that based on spatial and scale of complexity, we may not be able to support specific projects. In such instances, curatorial discretion will apply.


A Professional Emerging Artist is someone who:

  • Has made a personal commitment to a career in the arts.
  • Has a specialized training in the field, though not necessarily in academic institutions.
  • Has a history of creation and/or presentation in a professional context, but may not yet be recognized by professional associations.
  • Is in need of professional development and exposure to take their career to the next level.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Original artwork created in the past two years.
  • Participating artists must live in the Lower Mainland and be eligible to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant or holder of a valid work permit).
  • For performance pieces, the running time should be a maximum of 10 minutes.
  • Provide photo or video documentation of the work. For performance and media pieces, video documentation is required. Videos shot with smartphones are accepted. 

Application Process:

Please submit your complete application package via email to launch_fest@sfu.ca.
For your application to be considered, it must be received by Friday, May 18th, 2018 at midnight. Please answer all questions clearly and submit all required materials.

Timeline: All applicants will be notified of the final jury decision the week of May 22, 2018.
For more information: Contact Barbara Adler, LAUNCH Festival Coordinator at launch_fest@sfu.ca


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Details

Application Deadline: 
Fri, May 18, 2018 at midnight

Festival Coordinator: 
Barbara Adler, launch_fest@sfu.ca

Additional Info: Co-presented by SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, 149 Arts Society, and SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.

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