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Crow's Theatre Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call for Submissions

Crow’s Theatre is delighted to announce an open call for submission to storytellers with interests in dramatic storytelling across a wider array of platforms – film, television, documentary, limited series, podcasts, audio-plays, or stage. Our first Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call For Submissions will be open to Canadian artists nationwide. 

The call will be supported by an initial $100,000 investment spread across approximately 7-12 selected projects through option agreements and commissions (to be negotiated with individual creators once selected).

As part of our commitment to inclusive storytelling, at least 50% of the individuals tapped to work with Crow’s through the Multi-Platform Open Call will be drawn from IBPOC communities, with additional priority placed on creators representing other equity-seeking groups.

The Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call for Submissions is open to artists across all platforms: theatre; scripted & unscripted television; films, web-series; audio plays; and podcasts, and allows for the potential for projects to begin on stage and move through multiple exhibition formats.

This Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call For Submissions is open to projects in all stages of development. From completed un-optioned pilots, to not-yet-written film treatments or plays, Crow’s Theatre is interested in optioning and developing projects, opening doors to new relationships with artists at any stage of a project’s cycle.

The different categories our submissions fall under are: (1) Theatre, (2) Television (On-Going or Limited Series), (3) Feature-Length Film, (4) Documentary / Nonfiction (Film or Limited Series), (5) Podcasts, Audio-Plays, and Audio-Based Projects, (6) Multi-Platform Projects and (7) Other / Miscellaneous.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call For Submissions

The Nationwide Multi-Platform Open Call For Submissions is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents who have reached the age of majority in their residing province.

All applications will be reviewed by the Crow’s Theatre artistic team. We may contact artists for more information where required. Shortlisted projects and artists who move on to Stage 2 will be contacted via e-mail for a meeting (or e-meeting). Selected projects will be supported through commissions and optioning arrangements with Crow’s Theatre. These terms will be agreed to in conjunction with the artist, tailored to how we deem we can best progress and serve your project.

Artists MUST own all global copyrights for any projects submitted. 

All applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Quality of project
  • Clarity of proposal, and the correlation of the project to its desired medium
  • Potential for Crow’s Theatre to significantly contribute to the further development of the project

As part of our commitment to inclusive storytelling, at least 50% of the individuals tapped to work with Crow’s through the Multi-Platform Open Call will be drawn from IBPOC communities, with additional priority placed on creators representing other equity-seeking groups.

To submit, please follow the instructions carefully. 

The Project Categories we are currently considering: 

  1. Theatre
  2. Television / On-Going Series
  3. Feature-Length Film
  4. Documentary / Nonfiction (Film or Limited Series)
  5. Podcasts / Audio-Plays / Other Audio-Based Projects
  6. Multi-Platform Projects
  7. Other / Miscellaneous (Projects that do not fit any other listed category). 

If you have any questions, please send them to Rouvan Silogix at rouvan@crowstheatre.com. 

 

Applications open: September 21st, 2020

 

Deadline to submit: October 18th, 2020 @ 11:59pm 

  • Online Form: Fill & submit your projects basic information on our online form (Found here).

    Form fields:
  • Name of artist(s) / collective / organization
  • Union Affiliations
  • Contact Phone number & E-mail address
  • Project Title
  • Project Category
  • Logline (MAX 1-sentence)
  • Short Description (MAX 1-paragraph)

 

  • Project Materials: E-mail the following as 1 PDF to Associate Artistic Director, Rouvan Silogix at submissions@crowstheatre.com) - Please title your e-mail “MULTI-PLATFORM OPEN CALL - (Project Title)”
  • Outline:  Please outline your idea and synopsis. Why do you want to tell this story? Why is it important? Discuss the bigger ideas of your project. Where relevant, tell us about the form, genre and/or style of your project. Please include any development history the project may have had. (MAX 2-pages).
  • Bio: Please submit bio(s) of only the lead artists.
  • Submission Release: ALL submissions MUST be accompanied with our standard submission release form which will be released when applications open. Submissions without this release attached will not be considered.

Disclaimer

Crow’s Theatre reserves the right to change all timelines and procedures without notice or explanation if it is deemed necessary or if it will better serve the application and review process. Crow’s Theatre is not responsible for any troubleshooting and other problems that may go wrong during the electronic application process. The artist is responsible for making sure all application materials have been received in full by the Crow’s Theatre artistic team before the deadline. Crow’s Theatre has sole discretion to determine eligibility and reserves right to change eligibility requirements at any time. Crow’s Theatre also reserves the right to allocate funds as Crow’s Theatre sees fit. Selected artists understand that an option or development agreement must first be signed with Crow’s Theatre before any funds will be distributed.

All applications materials will be handled with privacy, being available only to the Crow’s Theatre artistic team for the single purpose of this open call. No materials or information will ever be published or shared publicly or privately.

All applicants understand that entries are not complete until you have acknowledged and accepted all rules, regulations, and policies by signing and attaching the submission release. 

Submission Release Form