Call for Artists

Applications for the Inaugural 2019 UPROAR arts festival are now CLOSED.

UPROAR arts festival is a new multidisciplinary arts festival in Ottawa Ontario, that showcases work by cis/trans women and non-binary artists.

The festival will run from August 8th to 10th 2019 at Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue).

If you’re a cis/trans woman or non-binary artist with a cool project, we want to hear from you!

Here’s the deets:

Applications open: Monday January 7th, 2019 at 9AM EST

Application close: Monday February 25th, 2019 at 11:59PM EST

Late applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified by the end of April.

Applications with the following criteria will be given priority:

  • minimum 80% cis/trans women and/or non-binary artists. This includes performers, producers, directors, designers, etc.
  • teams with at least 75% Ottawa-based artists
  • artists who self-identify with one or more of the Ontario Arts Council priority groups

You’ll be able to edit your application after you submit, up until the final submission deadline (11:59PM on February 25th).

You should receive a confirmation email after you submit. If you don’t please reach out to us to confirm we got your application.


What does multidisciplinary include?

We’re looking for all types of artists to apply! This includes theatre groups, musicians, poets, visual artists, comedians, dancers, artisans, etc.

Can only local (Ottawa-Gatineau region) artists apply?

Not at all! We welcome artists from anywhere to apply, but priority will be given to local artists.

Not everyone in my group is from Ottawa. Are we still “Ottawa-based”?

We consider teams “Ottawa-based” if 75% or more of your group reside in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.

Does my team need to be made up of entirely female or genderqueer artists?

No, but groups with 80% (or more) cis/trans women and/or non-binary artists (including producers, directors, performers, etc) will be given priority.

What are the Ontario Arts Council Priority Groups?

For more information about the OAC’s priority groups, please check out this link:

I have a question that’s not covered here.

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