The Huntsville Festival of the Arts and Edge of the Woods Theatre invite artist proposals for the ninth annual Nuit Blanche North: a bold interactive multi-arts street festival in downtown Huntsville, Ontario to be held on July 25, 2020.
Recognized as a signature Huntsville event and offering complimentary admission for visitors, Nuit Blanche North is a late-night art event where cutting-edge artists light up downtown Huntsville with innovative art exhibits and eccentric performances.
Meaning “to have a sleepless night”, Nuit Blanche North was inspired by the inaugural event which was first introduced in Paris, France in 2002.
For one night only from 8pm to 2am, the streets of downtown Huntsville will come alive with an exciting program of contemporary artistic activities, events and exhibits taking place in unconventional places in and around the downtown core.
“This year’s theme is ‘The Stories We Tell’ which resonates with many current issues including truth and reconciliation, the sharing of truths arising from the ‘Me Too’ movement and how we talk about the Climate Crisis,” noted Dan Watson, executive director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts. “Priority will be given to those projects which explore this theme in relationship to the Muskoka/Parry Sound region.”
Projects should encourage audiences to explore, discover, debate, and participate in contemporary art and the public spaces that surround them. Any venue in the downtown core is possible, and local businesses, cultural and religious institutions are encouraged to join in by opening their doors and offering free access to contemporary art.
Presented by the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, the goal of Nuit Blanche North is to feature fun, engaging and accessible works of art, and to support the local economy by attracting visitors downtown, and providing opportunities for local artists to create and present their work.
Artists interested in submitting a proposal before the February 26 deadline can contact Dan Watson, executive director of the Huntsville Festival of the Arts at 705-788-2787 or [email protected]
The Huntsville Festival of the Arts (HfA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that works to strengthen community and enhance the quality of life for residents of and visitors to the Huntsville area, by providing high-quality entertainment, arts education and cultural enrichment.
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