Open Call for Submissions | Deadline: October 15, 2014

Mayworks Festival – Toronto is pleased to invite submissions for its 30th festival season. Applications are accepted from groups and individuals in a range of disciplines, including: visual art, music/ poetry, film, video, interdisciplinary, and theatre.

To Apply

In Life and After Life

Artistic Vision
Mayworks Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that celebrates cultural production working class culture. We seek to showcase high calibre art by artists at all stages in their careers that are politically and socially engaged with labour realities.  Mayworks Festival is especially committed to providing a platform to support the underrepresented labor of Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, migrants, women, queer-identified people, people of color, and youth.

Struggle for economic justice

Though Mayworks Festival is fully committed to paying artists’ fees, we are not a funding body. We work in partnership with unions and co-presenters to present events that fit our mandate.

Labour and LOVE

Submissions are due no later than October 15, 2014. Proposals selected will be notified by email by December 2015. The festival dates (TBD) will be in early May 2015.

Food land colonialism

Do you have questions about the application process? Please contact Dianah Smith at performance[at]

Are you an organization interested in co-sponsoring an event at Mayworks Festival? Please contact Nausheen Quayyum at outreach[at]